As David said, Catalan wikisource community and Amical wikimedia are
working in a new edition of this contest. This year, it will have a theme
and it will be Barcelona Floral Games.
There will be 48 books from 1859 (1st edition of modern floral games) to
1907. Digitalitzations come from google books, but they were free access
(it doesn't mean no cost) only with USA IPs. In addition, they were hard to
access because metada was wrong and different books were displayed in a
same file. We didn't find 3 books, but we are seeking them in libraries.
Almost all books are poetry book, but some editions include theatre and
novel. We know that our scope is too ambicious, but we expect that almost
all editings will be in no more than ten books.
We prefer go the contest from 14th november to 24th november, because it's
planned a sister projects edithathon and differents sister projects
discussion sessions in the catalan community meetup (15-16 nov). It's the
perfect place to encourage participants to edit in wikisource.
Finally, I encouraged some wikimedia spain members in wikimania to
participate this year. They seemed interested. Today, I will ping them.
El dia 02/11/2014 23.41, "Andrea Zanni" <zanni.andrea84(a)gmail.com> va
are you preparing for the contest?
Can we use this mailing list to coordinate and understand how many
contests will be there?
It would be nice if we could coordinate, or at least use shared scripts
Maybe it's better to have an overview of what is needed to run the
WHAT DO YOU NEED
* a collection of books to be proofread
this is really easy :-)
* a Wikisource contest page
like this one:
* some social media coverage
you can use social media etc., we always try to convince the it.wikipedia
to use their SiteNotice... Of course, you must also use your own Wikisource
* some awards
if you have a national Wikimedia chapter, it's good to ask for few bucks.
In Italy, we awarded 3 prizes with just 100 euros (50 euros worth book
voucher as a 1st prize, 30 and 20 for 2nd and 3rd).
* a way to count validated and proofread pages.
If I'm not mistaken, the code is here: http://pastebin.com/Vk6ikCUg
WHAT YOU NEED TO DECIDE
In Italy, we wanted to go from 24 November at 00.01 till 1st December at
In it.source, we will probably award 3 points for every proofread page and
1 point for every validated page.
Last year, it.source only allowed to validate pages (and not to
We awarded the first prize to the "user who validated more pages".
The second and the third prizes instead were randomly extracted from the
others: but the more pages a user validated, the more chances he had.
Every validated page (or point) counts as a lottery ticket: the more I
have, the more chances too.
Cristian Cantoro made also this awesome tool to pick the 3 winners, we
should adapt it for every contest: http://balist.es/wscontest/
I believe everything can be easily adapted if you both allow to proofread
and validate at the same time
I really hope many Wikisources will be present this year :-)
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