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2023:Program/ESEAP Region/37QGLK-Wiki Loves Local Laws too

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Title: Wiki Loves Local Laws too


Jasverenne Ferrer // @JasDolt

I graduated with a degree in Information Technology and a student leader in our University. I also was a Google Student Ambassador in 2014-2015 and Women Lead of the Google Business Group in Pangasinan. I was involved in Wikimedia as a participant in various edit-a-thons in the Pangasinan Wikipedia and eventually became a member of the Babaylan PH Community. This year, we incorporated to become a non government organization called Shared Knowledge Asia Pacific, Inc. and became the first president. Our first projects and are currently ongoing are Digitization of Pangasinan Local Laws and Ordinances and Pangasinan Wikivoyage

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Room: Plenary Hall

Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 12:05:00 +0800

End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 12:25:00 +0800

Type: Lecture

Track: ESEAP (East, South East Asia, and the Pacific) Region

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 20 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

A presentation to encourage collaboration with ESEAP communities to take a look at their local laws and make them available in Wikipedia

Description[edit source]

The Wiki Loves Local Laws too is not in itself a photo competition but is more of a Wikisource and WikiCommons type of project that aims to spotlight local laws and ordinances of each community and upload them to Wikipedia for use and reference of the general public especially the citizens in the particular community whether they are based in that area or outside its jurisdiction. Although some local government units such as provinces, cities and municipalities are already digitizing their local laws, it is a fact that not all of them have a working and active website that may house all of their local laws. The project aims to consolidate in one platform the local laws and ordinances across ESEAP member countries or communities. As governments in each locality is unique and have their own set of local laws, it is necessary to codify these essential rulings and provisions in Wikipedia to bridge the gap in the knowledge of local laws. We intend to focus and highlight a seemingly boring but vital field of study to help promote social order and inform citizens of what they are bound to observe and what are the prohibitory acts especially in this age when territories and boundaries are already opened by technology. No matter how we advance as a global village residents, we are still bound by law and order and this project helps ESEAP communities better informed and be more responsible citizens.

Further details[edit source]

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

The session will speak to a diverse audience from across ESEAP region encouraging collaboration for a relevant, valuable and timely future project about putting local laws and ordinances of various communities in ESEAP region on Wikisource and WikiCommons, if available.

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