Role of GLAM on Sum of Free Knowledge: Growing Punjabi Wikisource with a GLAM Partnership
This presentation would be based on the GLAM project that was done by me as Wikimedian-in-Residence with a Government library in Punjab, India. The presentation will emphasis on the impact of GLAM projects on small language Wikis like Punjabi Wikisource on online platforms and how partnerships with GLAM institutions can help in sustaining and sharing rare knowledge on open source platforms such as Commons and Wikisource. The GLAM project involved, partnership with Municipal Library Patiala, researching copyright status of old Punjabi Literature books, integration of content with Wikisource. The project ended with a 40 day contest and by the end of the contest there were 5500 pages proofread which made Punjabi Wikisource one of the most active and fastest growing wikimedia project globally in terms of content and editor demographics.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner: The session relates to the sustainable development goals of this space with reducing inequalities, quality education, industry, innovation and infrastructure and partnerships for the goals. The overall impact of this project was directly resultant in reducing knowledge and content inequalities, quality education - availability of rare resources of literature, partnership with Government GLAM institution.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- Learnings of successful government GLAM partnership
- Wikisource contest - what was impact on Punjabi Wikisource and how it build a new community; how to organize such contest
Wikisource Community User Group/India
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
The session will work best with these conditions:
a projector + screen