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2023:Program/GLAM, Heritage, and Culture/FYKRHF-Punjabi Audiobooks Project

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Title: Punjabi Audiobooks Project

Speakers:

Jagseer S Sidhu

I am a Punjabi Wikimedian and have contributed as a volunteer to various Wikipedia Projects since 2017 to contribute to the movement of free knowledge. I started this work to create more content in Punjabi language through Wikipedia for the purpose to develop our language on the internet. Now I am working as a member of Punjabi Wikimedians User Group.

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Room: Room 311

Start time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 14:15:00 +0800

End time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 14:25:00 +0800

Type: Lightning talk

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 10 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en


Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

The Punjabi Audiobooks Project from Wikisource aims to create a vast collection of audiobooks in the Punjabi language by utilizing the open-source content available on Wikisource. The project seeks to make Punjabi literature accessible to a wider audience by producing high-quality audiobooks narrated by skilled voice actors. The project involves collaboration with volunteers and community members to digitize, transcribe and record Punjabi literature from Wikisource.

Description[edit source]

The project seeks to preserve Punjabi literature and promote literacy by making it accessible to a wider audience through audio recordings. The project is expected to benefit Punjabi-speaking communities around the world, including those who may have limited access to printed literature. The project is being carried out in two different ways: 1. Creating audiobooks from Punjabi literature available on Wikisource: This involves collaboration with volunteers and community members to digitize, transcribe and record Punjabi literature from Wikisource.
2. Collaborating with Punjabi authors, voice actors, and recording studios: This involves creating new audiobooks in collaboration with Punjabi authors, voice actors, and recording studios to produce high-quality audiobooks that are not available on Wikisource.

Further details[edit source]

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

  1. Diversity: The project aims to promote the diversity of Punjabi literature by making it accessible to a wider audience through audio recordings. The project recognizes the rich literary traditions of the Punjabi language and seeks to preserve and promote them.
  2. Collaboration: The project involves collaboration with various stakeholders, including Punjabi authors, voice actors, recording studios, volunteers, and community members. The project recognizes the importance of collaboration to achieve its goals and involves various stakeholders in the production process.
  3. Future: The project is forward-looking and seeks to make Punjabi literature accessible to future generations through audio recordings. The project recognizes the changing landscape of literature consumption and seeks to adapt to these changes by producing high-quality audiobooks that are accessible to a wider audience.

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