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Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. Participants 36
2. Newly Registered 0
3. Content Pages 0
4. Footprint tracker 1
5. Value Of bytes deleted

Wikisource Community Consultation 2018Edit

Wikisource is an important Wikimedia project and several Indian Wikimedia communities such as Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia,Assamese, Marathi Punjabi and Sanskrit are actively working on this project. Although in India we have conducted workshops and training events for Wikipedia, we could not really manage to conduct a dedicated Wiki-event for Wikisource for Indian Wikisource communities and community members. The following table shows the statistics of different Indian Wikisource communities as of 1 September 2018. [TABLE]

Development of Proofreading status of Indic Wikisource
IWCC Participation 2018

Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018 (IWCC or IWCC2018) was conducted in November 2018 in Kolkata, India. The primary objectives of IWCC were:

  1. provide a platform for inter-community discussion and share best practices with each other
  2. understand and assess each community's strength, weakness, challenges and opportunities
  3. create more awareness about Indian Wikisource projects
  4. having a roadmap for Wikisource communities in India


The consultation took place on 24–25 November 2018 at Kolkata, Kolkata. 14 Wikimedians from 12 Indian communities participated in the Wiki-event. 4 of the participants were female and 10 were male. The following infographic shows these details.

Indic Wikisource Community Consultation Group Photo
Indic Wikisource Community Consultation Activity


During the consultation some of the topics discussed/trained were:

  1. Workflow of Wikisource
  2. OCR process, layout with typography,
  3. Wikisource Tools such as IA-UPLOAD, Vicuna Uploader, URL2COMMONS, Fill index Gadget etc.
  4. OTRS process explain
  5. Different Transclusion methodology shown.

User:Jayprakash12345 participated as a member of Indic-TechCom volunteer group and assessed the tech-requirements of Indian Wikisource projects. He got several requests from the participants and those were documented here. User:Hrishikesh, English Wikisource, told during the workshop and shown advance complex Wikisource layout format like, this, this and this .

  • Detail report and feedback can be found here and here respectively.
  • A blog posted at CIS Blog. It can be found here.


  • Engage volunteers and their expertise to lead wikisource workshops.
  • Indic Wikisource Community members who were earlier participants shared best practices and learning with new participants.

Follow upEdit

  • It is proposed to consolidate the process and replicate at different Indic languages.
  • A report about this consultation was published at Asomiya Pratidin,.

Copyright Workshop North IndiaEdit

CIS-A2K conducted a workshop for Copyright policies use in Wikimedia on 1-2 September 2018 in New Delhi,India.


Group Photo of participants at Copyright Workshop North India

2nd day: Wikisource Introduction.

  • How to upload PDF books in local Wikisource.
  • Workflow of Wikisource (Upload, Index file, OCR, Proofread,Validate, Transclution)
  • Copyright Status of a Book.
  • Indic Wikisource Stats Explain.


  • Most of the cases the participants don't have aware of the different special pages available for user.

Follow - upEdit

Punjabi Wikisource Workshop PatialaEdit

During the Copyright Workshop North at Delhi, India on 1 - 2 September 2018,Punjabi Wikimedians requested to conduct a Wikisource specific Workshop for them. The the CIS-A2K and Punjabi Wikimedians conducted a workshop for Punjabi Wikisource Training Workshop at Patiala, Punjab on 17 – 18 November 2018. Total 15 participants were present including 5 female in this event.A blog post can be found here.


During the consultation some of the topics discussed/trained were:

  1. Copyright Status of a Book explained.
  2. Workflow of Wikisource (Upload, Index file, OCR, Proofread,Validate, Transclution)
  3. Indic Wikisource Stats Explain.
  4. Wikisource Tools such as IA-UPLOAD, Vicuna Uploader, URL2COMMONS, Fill index Gadget,Gadget-charinsert etc.
  5. Different [Transclusion methodology shown.
  6. Most used templates/best practice in Wikisource.
  7. OCR4Wikisource by python script
  8. Author Namespace, Publisher Namespace, Short URL Extension ticket on phabricator
"After this workshop by Jayanta Nath, I understand the significance of Wikisource and also that it is not a project which is secondary to Wikipedia."- Charan Gill (Highest contributor on Punjabi Wikipedia)
Group photo of participants at Wikisource Workshop Patiala


  • Before conducting a workshop there should have Interface Admin in those workshop or he/she can available in remote.

Follow - upEdit

  • CIS-A2K will conduct a follow-up workshop to further enhance their skills in coming month of June 2019.

Wikisource support for Indian Wikisource communities over Social Media channelsEdit

Other than conducting and supporting Wikisource-related workshops and meetups, CIS-A2K also set up dedicated discussion channels for Indic Wikisource communities for discussing Wikisource-related topics as a place to get quick help. As of 31 December 2018, 3 discussion groups like Indic Wikisource, and Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada Wikisource Group were created on Telegram, and Hindi Wikisorce & Indic Wikisource group on Facebook.


  • Although on-Wiki discussions are always preferred, social media channels help to connect with the users who feel more comfortable on these channels.
  • The participants of these social media channels discussions should be encouraged to participate on on-Wiki discussions more and more.

Follow-up plan

  • In January 2019, an on-Wiki Wikisource help desk will be created.

NDLI CollaborationEdit

Collaboration with National Digital Library of India ( NDLI) , Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility, with Wikisource project is going on.A Meeting was held on 8th December 2018 at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kolkata Campus. We have share the 200 Book English Wikisource meta data to NDLI.

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