in regards to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikilore
On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 2:55 AM, Johan Jönsson <brevlistor(a)gmail.com> wrote:
2016-01-18 16:37 GMT+01:00 Tanweer Morshed
Yeah, I do think the same as well. Wikisource is
a good option for that.
It could be that the Wikisources I'm familiar with are the exceptions,
but they tend to be very vary of material that has never been
published, and this seems to very much be about writing down what's
passed down orally.
I also imagine the need to do this would be greater the smaller the
language, or at least the less likely it is someone else would write
them down, which probably would correlate with fewer persons who are
potential Wikimedians. Wouldn't that require the creation of a fair
number of Wikisources that would probably never have a decent chance
of getting a community?
Wikisource could host most of it, if the oral history is recorded from
a native speaker and direct cultural participant.
There was a good talk about this at the Hong Kong Wikimania.
The recording would be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, and then the
transcription can be created on the Multilingual Wikisource, or a more
appropriate Wikisource if one exists for the language, and it is a
valid source because it has appropriate provenance.
Some Wikisource might reject this type of work, especially if the
provenance was not high quality, but if provenance is high quality it
is a valid type of source.