Wikisource Community User Group/2020 Report

Report of the Wikisource Community User Group for 2020.

Written by Balajijagadesh, USERNAME.


Tamil Wikisource workshop at SSSS Jain College for WomenEdit

திவ்யா (Divya), one of resource person at the workshop
students at the workshop

An one day wikisource workshop was conducted at Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women, Chennai, India. The event was conducted on 24 February 2020. The event focussed on editing in Tamil language wikisource project. The event was attended by around 70 students plus 5 Professors. The trainers for the event were திவ்யாகுணசேகரன் and Balajijagadesh. The event was organised by tshrinivasan on behalf of Kaniyam foundation. The detailed description of the event can be seen here. The feedback of the training can be found at SSSS-wikisource workshop feedback

The brief stats of the workshop is as follows: Note: The edits of Page namespace alone is mentioned. few 10s of edits in user_talk namespace were also done.

Details count
IP edits (A) 36
Registered User edits (B) 696
Total edits during workshop (A+B) 732
total number of registered users edited 56
Total number of unique pages edited 423

Detailed stat of the workshop event can be found here

Tamil Wikisource Edit-a-Thon for School StudentsEdit

students proof reading
group photo

On March 3, 2020 Tamil wikisource editathon was conducted from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. 26 students participated in the editaton. The event was organised and mentored by Sridhar_G. The consultation and remote support by Balajijagadesh. The event was financially supported by CIS-A2K. The event took place in the computer lab of the Government school at Nangur.

The brief stats of the workshop is as follows:

details counts
total edits 676
participants 26
unique pages edited 577

The detailed report of the event can be seen at CIS-A2K/Events/Tamil Wikisource Edit-a-Thon for School Students

COVID impactEdit

Due to COVID-19, many offline events were canceled.

In particular, Wikimania 2020 who is the yearly occasion to meet between te scattered members of the user group and people contributing on Wikisource.

The Wikisource Conference 2020 was scheduled - with the help and support of Wikimedia Poland - but didn't happened (see Grants:Conference/WCUG Wikisource/Wikisource Conference 2020 for the proposal).

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