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2023:Program/ESEAP Region/QMR9YV-Wikipustaka, Wikipabukon, and Wikisumber - Four Wikisource Competitions and Their Results

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Title: Wikipustaka, Wikipabukon, and Wikisumber - Four Wikisource Competitions and Their Results



A Wikimedian from Indonesia. I have been active in Wikimedia projects since 2012, after I joined Wikimedia Indonesia. I have been involved in digitization work that Wikimedia Indonesia initiated in 2014. At the moment, I serve as the Chair of Wikimedia Indonesia.


Indonesian and Javanese language Wikimedian since 2004. Sysops in several projects, former Steward, current Ombudsperson. Lately active in GLAM (Commons, Wikisource, Wikidata), and also contributed in Indonesian Lexeme.

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Room: Room 325

Start time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 10:00:00 +0800

End time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 10:30:00 +0800

Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified

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

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 30 minutes

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Abstract & description

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The results and achievements from 4 Wikisource competitions, and how other communities might replicate it in their own group. Each community representations will be presenting.


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During the past year, 4 communities in Indonesia held 4 separate Wikisource competitions. Wikisource Indonesia Community held a competition in Indonesian Wikisource; Wikimedia Denpasar Community held a competition in Balinese Wikisource, Wikimedia Bandung Community held a competition in Sundanese Wikisource (in Multilingual Wikisource), and Wikimedia Yogyakarta Community held a competition in Javanese Wikisource. This talk will highlight the achievements from these four competitions and how other communities might replicate them in their own group. We will talk about a brief history of Wikisource competition in Indonesia dating from 2012, the communities, the projects (two of them were created in 2021, and one is still in Multilingual Wikisource), and the results.

The Javanese Wikisource (Wikisumber) representation, Sundanese Wikisource (Wikipabukon) representation, Balinese Wikisource (Wikipustaka) representation, and Indonesian Wikisource representation, will present how their communities initiated the competitions (and how others can start their own competitions), what tools were they using to mark the participants, the lessons they learned along the way, what were the results and how are they being used in Wikimedia projects.

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

Indonesia is a diverse country with more than 700 different languages, the second most in the world. But only a few of them have writing traditions. Among the ones with literature traditions, Javanese, Sundanese, and Balinese are unique because they have several writing scripts: Javanese script, Sundanese script, Balinese script, Jawi script, and Latin. Even then, currently there’s almost no modern print publications in those languages. The Wikisource projects in those languages aim to preserve their heritage and spread knowledge from their books, manuscripts, etc.

The effort can only be done collaboratively, and in this regard, Wikisource is the best way to gather and encourage people to participate in this endeavor. More than one hundred participants participated in the four competitions, and they managed to proofread and validate thousands of pages. The Indonesian Wikisource competition is organized annually and right now is in its 4th edition. Each year the number of participants who collaborated was getting bigger.

The competitions had low barrier of entry, and people who have not participated in Wiki projects were welcomed and also participated in the competitions. These kind of events were good for attracting new people to the Wikimedia movements. Not only they participated in spreading knowledge, they also get a chance to win prizes.

The session itself will be a collaboration between 4 communities that were working together with Wikimedia Indonesia.

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