That is an amazing news, Manoj,
Also, think about writing a blog post for the Wikimedia blog:
they are always interested in hosting news a about Wikisources all
around the world.
On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 7:13 PM, Jayanta Nath <jayantanth(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
Keep it up Manoj , it's a great initiatives.
We shall try the same for
Bengali wiki source .
On Thursday, January 2, 2014, manoj k wrote:
> Dear friends,
> New year wishes to all.
> Wikisource project, a project of Wikimedia foundation is celebrating
> its tenth anniversary. As a part of the decennary celebrations, the
> Wikisource projects in various languages all over the world are conducting
> competitions that enrich their contents including but not limited to
> proof-reading and digitization. Being a part of it, Wikisource's
> Malayalam version - Wiki Grandhasala community, a voluntary unit
> engaged in collecting and digitizing valuable Malayalam books of
> yesteryears, is organizing a digitization (Typing & Proofreading)
> competition, along with various Government as well as Non-Governmentestablishments
and other voluntary organisations with similar interestslike Kerala Sahithya Academy,
> Swathanthra Malayalam Computing and Center for Internet and Society
> (CIS-A2K) under the banner of Malayalam Wiki community.. This
> digitisation competition is being conducted as a part of an effort that
> collects Malayalam Books whose copyright date has expired in digital form
> (in unicode format) preserving the content and makig them more accessible
> and popular. The competition lasts for a month, starting on January 1, 2014
> and ending on Jan 31, 2014. The competition focuses especiallyindividuals and schools
andincludes someattractive prizes including E-book readers, Tablets and selected books
> those who lead the scoreboard. In this competition, books that was
> recently released by Kerala Sahithya Academy to its public collection
> will be digitised.
> Details of the competition;There are two specific competitions
> *Competition for individuals:-*
> This competition is for the general public. It includes typing and
> proofreading of selected books. The main aim is to attract people who
> are active in social media into Wiki Grandhasala activities. Those
> who wish to participate in this competition should register before January
> 31st 2014. Here are the pages which are to be typed in as part of this
> *Competition for schools:-*
> Presently many student groups, through the IT Cell of their
> respective schools, participate actively in the Wiki Grandhasala
> effort. This version of the competition aims to increase the
> participation of such student groups. The idea is to inculcate more love
> for their mother tongue among the students. The process also aims at providing
> awareness out about such collaborative activities, getting them
> interested in computer related areas, specifically Language Computing.
> Scanned copies of books that are in public domain will be made available to
> the respective schools. Under the supervision of IT@schoolcoordinators of each
school, students have to typethemand proof read,which will be added
> to Wiki Grandhasala.
> The prizes (like E-book readers, Portable scanners) are sponsored by
> Center for Internet and Society, Kerala Sahithya Academy and Swathanthra
> Malayalam Computing. Also, certificates will be awarded to all
> students who participate in the school level competition and IT@schoolcoordinators
> , for their coordination activities.
> Those who wish to sponsor more prizes, and those who wish to makescanned/hard
> the public domain availale to Wiki Grandhasala can contact
> Project Page: https://ml.wikisource.org/wiki/WS:DC2014
> Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/265018530322640/
> Score Bord : http://balasankarc.in/ProofreadingContest/index.html
> For Malayalam Wikisource Community
> General Convener, Malayalam Wikisource Digitization Contest 2014
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