This sounds great; I hope it all goes really really well!
I think, from the perspective of those of us who won't be able to make it
(but who dearly love Wikisource nonetheless) that the Manifesto is of
great importance. Not that I don't love getting my brain tied in knots
thinking about Wikidata and how it should model books and whatnot; I think
that problem is going to be solved somehow, one day. The question of "what
we're trying to do" is harder (well... easier too?) and will, I hope,
benefit from face-to-face conversations. So good luck! :)
I shall be following along at home.
On Thu, October 22, 2015 7:01 am, Andrea Zanni wrote:
as you know in a month there'll be the Wikisource Conference in Wien,
I hope many of you will participate.
The organizing team discussed with the WMF about the program and we came
with a very simple schedule. We wanted to have *very few goals*, so it's
easier to achieve them.
* Friday for GLAMs/workshops/hackathon: Friday, as the first day, will be
the warming up. Several people signed for making a presentation , or
hosting a workshop. We think it would be a good day for talking, learning,
coding, whatever you feel like. Presentations are good for beginners, as
are workshops. We feel that as a small community we can auto-organize and
not be facilitated that day.
There is the possibility of visiting an archive in Wien, but that would be
just after lunch and would break the sessions.
We can think of making the trip a fringe event on Thursday afternoon for
those who arrive early... What do you think? We would really like to know
your opinion on this.
* Saturday is the main day, for the discussion on "Wikisource identity and
future". It's a very important moment, possibly crucial as a international
community. We would be most likely facilitated by a professional, as we'd
have the goal of writing a Wikisource "manifesto". The goal of this is
simple: gain a clean picture of what Wikisource is and what we want it to
be, with a roadmap. This document would be then the start for a
conversation with the WMF about the future of Wikisource.
Many people could be "intimidated" by a discussion like this :-), and so
there would be the possibility of having a parallel session on the
relationship between Wikisource and Wikidata, that is the important issue
Both these sessions would be wrapped up on Sunday morning.
Again, we would like your feedback on this: as you see, the conference is
pretty simple, having few (but big!) topics, and we have few goals but we
must succeed in achieving them. The very conference is a pilot, and if we
fail we may not be given another chance.
Please tell us what you think.
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