After long discussions, me and Chiara Storti reviewed the "Pride and
Prejudice" item and some of it's related items.
We then wrote this *long* message here:
It's the first attempt to find a solution for Wikidata and books,
especially regarding Wikisource.
It's not complete but it's a start.
I encourage you to take your time to read it.
As Sam Wilson is working on Ws-search, we could start populating some items
with the right statements.
We are planning for a proofreading contest in Bengali Wikisource. In this
regard, we are looking for a tool to track proofreading counts by editors
within a given period of time. Any suggestions?
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From: Lane Rasberry <lane(a)bluerasberry.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 4:38 AM
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] seeking help with Hindi projects in Wikisource...
To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Can anyone here refer me to someone who is active in making
Hindi-language contributions to Wikisource? I wish to meet someone
with experience in that language and project. Otherwise, can anyone
suggest to me which Indic languages in Wikisource seem to be most
Is anyone able to make a recommendation for any OCR software for
converting scanned Hindi language documents to digital text? Does
anyone know anything about in-Wikisource support for OCR in Hindi
language? Does it exist? Is there documentation?
Thanks for anything anyone can share.
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I have a vacancy in my group which should be especially of interest for
people who are into Wikisource and/or Wikidata.
We are looking for a Wikipedian in Residence for a duration of up to
The Job is part of a new project "NOA - The replication of open access
images: development of a method for automatic harvesting, indexing and
provision of open access images from technical subjects using the
infrastructure of Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata".
You will play a leading role in the conceptual design of harvesting Open
Access articles issued by various publishers.
Have a look at the full English job description here:
Please note that applications should be send before 12th August 2016!
For any questions about the project and the job, please contact me. I'm
looking forward to all questions and applications!
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
German National Library of Science and Technology
Open Science Lab
Welfengarten 1 B // 30167 Hannover, Germany
T +49 511 762-5348
Thanks to Samwilson, we have know a pre-alpha tool that help us retrieve
metadata for books in Wikisource:
it's in very early stage so please be kind and generous: (and also, if you
can, help :-)
The tool will hopefully help each community in deal with Wikidata import.
today a discovered, with a bit of horror, that more than one year ago a
"rogue" wikidata editor imported thousands of pages (without properties!)
from Wikisources without even noticing the communities...
I revived the last thread (second link) because I think this was not
helpful to us as communities. I don't think we can't fix it (there is also
the chance that he kind of helped us, if we now use the right tools): but,
still, I wanted to express my frustration in seeing this kind of action.
I wonder how the French Wikisource community solved it, for example.