Interestingly while we have a number of Australians who are very active in
the enWS space, I doubt that we will all (any?) will be able to make the
trek to Vienna, as fantastic as that would be.
It would be good if there was some capacity for a limited internet session
for those who cannot attend. The sort of thing that would be useful is a
bit of a round table where we have a bit of an agenda, and maybe use of the
collaborative notes tools. Sort of things we could have is
* where will the Wikisources be in a year? In five years?
* what is it that we have to have, and what would we like to have?
* what would make our transcription process transformative rather than
transactional? Or is that even possible
If we promote and plan it properly, we may even be able to get a session to
have the WMF involved with their teams for where and how they plan to
support and progress the sisters in general, and specifically what do they
have in place/mind for the Wikisources to foster development.
I see that on the agenda is an idea for Wikidata for Wikisource. I would
like to see some planning for what can be done for a three way process for
the injection of the data into Wikidata (work, edition and author), while
at the same time uploading the file to Commons, and getting the data to the
I also see that the Wikidata for Wikisource, may also have the perspective
of Wikisource for Wikidata as this needs to be a two way process, and the
tools at the moment focus on the WPs interaction, but what tools do we need
to make ''our'' data more resilient and integrated.
On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 12:40 AM Andrea Zanni <zanni.andrea84(a)gmail.com>
thanks to Wikimedia Österreich we are organizing the first international
Wikisource Conference, which will be held in Wien, Austria, from November
20 till 22, this year.
We are finalizing the application for a WMF grant, and would like to
receive some feedbacks:
Hopefully, everything will go for the better and we will receive the money.
From there, a lot of work have to be done!
Here there is the page for the conference on Meta:
It's up to *you* to come up with a program for the conference :-)
Seriously: it's important that this will be a community event, and
community curated too.
We will have many things to discuss, and we hope it will be great event.
And yes: if everything goes as expected, there will be scholarships, but
it's crucial that we involve our Chapters.
More on this soon.
Spend some time in the weekend to give us some honest feedback!
I hope you are excited about this as we are.
Andrea, David, Claudia
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