Just to update you on Tipu's Tiger, now that Fae brought up the topic. User
Shyamal and I have been helping User:Johnbod, Fae and others in developing
Tipu's Tiger. The collaboration is successful and Tipu's Tiger has gone
much beyond the C- class article that was the version Tamil Wikipedians
translated to a GA nominee today with many new facts and images.
The surprising thing we learnt in this collaboration that despite just being
on the internet in India and never having been to England, much less the V&A
Museum, it was possible for us to contribute in so many ways - from finding
derivative works, and public domain images to adding facts and references.
The reasons for this were primarily that thanks to Shyamal's knowledge of
open resources we found historical material on the net and also to some
plain old grunt work churning through page after page of search results in
Google Web, Google Books, Google Scholar and Google Images.
All in all, collaborating with UK GLAM on this initiative was a very
positive experience that we recommend to others. In one sense, this
international collaboration is the defauilt mode for all editting in
Wikipedia and thus nothing really new - in another sense, it was an
interesting, purposeful and deliberate collaboration between Wikimedians all
over the world and the V&A Museum. We hope that this is just the first of
many such initiatives with the Victoria and Albert Museum, a museum which
holds many objects important to Indian heritage.
Our thanks and good wishes to our British colleagues for this venture.
On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Fae <faenwp(a)gmail.com> wrote:
BTW, thank you for your recent help with the Tamil
version of Tipu's Tiger.
Our contacts at the Victoria and Albert Museum were awed at how this was
done on the day of the Wikilounge and it has helped their internal
discussion about making large numbers of official images and video available
available to support further multi-language collaborations.
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On 20 July 2011 09:25, Bala Jeyaraman <sodabottle(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I can help with the tamil translation. let me know where to do the
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