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2023:Program/GLAM, Heritage, and Culture/MCDLBC-The Future of Wikisource

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Title: The Future of Wikisource


Satdeep Gill (WMF)

Senior Program Officer, Culture and Heritage, Wikimedia Foundation

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Room: Room 311

Start time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 15:50:00 +0800

End time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 16:30:00 +0800

Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 40 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

This roundtable discussion will be an opportunity for different Wikisource contributors, developers, and partners to get together and discuss the future of Wikisource.

Description[edit source]

The global Wikisource community has been working on a wide range of initiatives; from organizing inter-community proofreading competitions & creating audiobooks to digitizing manuscripts and handwritten texts. There have been a lot of technical improvements on Wikisource in the recent years, either led by community developers, or supported by Wikimedia affiliates (like Wikimedia Italy) or the Wikimedia Foundation.

The first half of the meeting will be used for introductions and sharing recent tech & non-tech developments on Wikisource. This would be an opportunity to form inter-community collaborations.

The second half will be used to strategically think about the future of Wikisource as a project and as a global community.

Some of the questions to discuss would be: 1. How does the global Wikisource community support budding Wikisource projects? 2. Should there be a single centralized Wikisource like Wikidata or Commons? 3. How can the federated model be further supported?

Further details[edit source]

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

Wikisource is not only helping to advance linguistic diversity but also diversity of content types in those languages. This sessions aims to discuss how the global Wikisource community can better collaborate and what the future of Wikisource should look like.

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