This year again, we need to select the representative of the Wikisource
Community User Group to the Wikimedia Summit 2020. This year summit is even
more focused on strategy and the deadline is December 16.
There was some issues with last year process (as pointed by Gurlal report)
and time is short, so I think the best would be an online meeting sometimes
this week (when ?).
Who is interested and available ? (both for the meeting but also to go to
With great pleasure, we would like to invite you to the WikiCite Satellite
Event hosted by the Open Heritage Foundation in New Delhi on April 18,19
Wikicite is a Wikimedia event to develop open citations and linked
bibliographic data to serve free knowledge. The Wikimedia community and the
GLAM institutions need to understand the dynamics of open bibliographic
data better and how it can be scaled proactively with Wikimedia projects
and other open-source platforms that are involved in open data.
This event will be aimed at addressing the prevalent gap between Wikidata
and Wikisource integration for works and their consecutive items.
The format and structure of the event would have open calls for
collaborators/presenters/participants. The event will be of 2 days and the
attendance would be around 15-25 people, including, the stakeholders
working with GLAM institutions, Wikisourcers, and Wikidatans interested in
The scholarships and registrations are open from February 26, 2020 and
close on March 15, 2020. We also invite the community members to submit
proposals for sessions. The date for submissions starts from February 26,
2020 and close on March 11, 2020. The submissions will be taken into
account for prioritizing the candidates for scholarships.
We look forward to welcoming you to New Delhi in April with the
collaborative spirit of this year’s Wikimania theme ‘Sharing knowledge
brings people together’ and ‘Power of Diverse Collaboration’.
On behalf of the OHF and the organizing committee,
WikiCite Satellite Con India 2020
In Punjab, India, we have been working on GLAM Wiki Project with government
institutions of Punjab along with our community, a partnership we have
maintained over the last year with numerous meetings with the officials.
This year, like last year, we are putting a project grant proposed by Open
Heritage Foundation in 2020 round. We have successfully completed the 2019
project and are now moving forward with the second phase of the project
which has now grown in scale with a non profit that we have built and grown
over the past year.
Open Heritage Foundation is a non-profit based in India that works on
focussed GLAM initiatives in alignment with Wikimedia's strategic direction.
This project is a Glam wiki project centered around Community growth
supported by the GLAM partnerships for content generation, Integration with
Community engagement around Wikisource and Wikidata, Wikipedia integration
via the new tools we are creating in this project grant and the last and
one of the crucial elements of the project is improving and expanding the
readership scale for Wikisource project.
We will also be supporting other Communities via our micro grants and skill
sharing knowledge pool that we have collected and grown over the years.
We lack adequate sources for citations for curating local encyclopedia
content. To improve that, we need projects like these to generate that data
so we can document our local knowledge with adequate sources to support
that work, similar to the oral wiki project idea that talks about covering
the indigenous knowledge sources with non traditional sources of
information and knowledge creation.
Please feel free to ask any questions if you want to understand more about
the project or have any questions for more clarification.
We look forward to your feedback, advice and suggestions for improvement in
the proposal. We also welcome you to join us as Advisors and collaborators
to work together for the success of the project.
>From behalf of Open Heritage Foundation
Sumita Roy Dutta