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2023:Program/Basics/89SJGX-Workshop on Simple Digitization, Uploading and Indexing Public Domain text in Wikisource

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Title: Workshop on Simple Digitization, Uploading and Indexing Public Domain text in Wikisource

Speakers:

Sam Wilson

I am User:Samwilson.

Agus_Damanik

My name is Agus_Damanik. I am Indonesian Wikimedia based in Medan who is involved in many wikimedia Project. Mainly, i contribute Indonesian Wikiource, Indonesian Wiktionary, Wikispecies and Indonesian Wikipedia. I am also administrator for Indonesian Wikipedia and Indonesian Wikisource

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Room: Plenary Hall

Start time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 11:15:00 +0800

End time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 12:15:00 +0800

Type: Workshop

Track: No (pretalx) track id specified

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 60 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en


Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Throughout history, so many texts have deteriorated and broken due to time and natural disasters. One of the ways to avoid the loss of this text is by digitization to make the text’s content still available, though the book will be broken beyond repair This workshop will guide people on how to do simple digitization the text that they want to share and upload it into wikimedia commons and index it into Wikisource.

Description[edit source]

Throughout history, so many texts have deteriorated and broken due to time and natural disasters. One of the ways to avoid the loss of this text is by digitization to make the text’s content still available, though the book will be broken beyond repair.

Although digitization has already successfully preserved the text, the digital copy of the text can’t be searched on the internet cause the OCR still wrongfully reads the text in it or can’t be read by it. Fortunately, with Wikisource, we now can invite volunteers to correct the mistake or liability by doing two-step verification by doing Proofreading and Validation on the Website.

There are a few volunteers who have done the digitization in Indonesia such as Komunitas Wikimedia Yogyakarta who have done the digitization on Javanese books (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Indonesia/Dana_Wiki/GSF22_Laporan_Komunitas_Wikimedia_Yogyakarta) and ongoing grant which been done in Philiphine by digitizing Local Laws in Philiphine (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Programs/Wikimedia_Community_Fund/Rapid_Fund/Philippine_Local_Laws_and_Ordinances_Digitization_Project_(ID:_22025708))

There is also ongoing grant which done by Komunitas Wikisource Indonesia by uploading Indonesian Public Domain Book which have been done in five cities in Indonesia which can be acessed here: Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Pelatihan Hukum Hak Cipta Indonesia serta Pengunggahan Naskah di Wikisource Indonesia menggunakan Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource Indonesia dan Wikidata (ID: 21944112) or 維基小霸王 did on (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Library_back_up_project) by uploading Chinese books in Wikimedia commons.

Our goal is to eventually give people the ability to digitize, upload, and index public domain books in Wikimedia projects. We hope, that this knowledge can be shared with all affiliates or individual volunteers who wanted to preserve their own public domain books. We willl brought our own device to do the digiitazion by using book scanner.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

The workshop is is a way to pave the future to how we can preserving human knowledge for a better future. By digitizing text from all over the world, we can preserve the diversity that was documented on the text to keep them so they wil not dissapear because the limitation of paper.

Moreover, this workshop want to foster collaborative effort that involves people from all kind of identities. The digitazian has already done by so many people from many coutry, so we want this movement spread wider.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand