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 WS

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.

Regards, Billinghurst

On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 12:40 AM Andrea Zanni <> wrote:
Dear all, 
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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