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483 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Omshivaprakash H L , devu dilip 483 days ago
Omshivaprakash L Create Wiki pages for Kannada Books - Pustaka Sanchaya
  1. Visit http://pustaka.sanchaya.net and confirm if you're an existing wiki user or not. If not, you will be prompted to create a new wiki account.
devu d 2. If you have got an account, you can login on wiki and must type your wiki-id to proceed with next steps
Omshivaprakash L 3. Follow the template shared to be used to create the wiki page. If you observe closely you will be able to learn how to start a wiki page, adding a basic content, Infobox and most importantly references. 
The  above image instructs you to click on a red link and create a wiki page. Just the way you start learning wiki editing on Wikipedia. Then, copy the wiki template and paste it on the wiki link that has been opened in a new window. Now, paste the content. 
Once you're done with the above step, do click on preview to see how this content looks like on a wiki page. That is where our learning on Wikipedia editing starts. Ask questions to the instructors to teach more about the wiki editing. Before you move on, you're still on preview mode. Don't forget to save the articles. 
Note: The article you created is in your personal user namespace. This page needs to be improved. You can also enjoy the Kannada book by downloading it while you add more information about the book on wiki page. 
  • 4. Lastly, you just finished creating a wiki page. Before you move on, help us track your edit by sharing your wiki username. We shall write to you on your wiki talk page and see how we can collaborate further. 
Need for this project and your support:
We have more than 1000 books which can reach Kannada Wiki projects such as Wikipedia and Wikisource. These books that we are trying to add to wiki projects are OUT_OF_COPYRIGHT made available in Digital Library of India and Osmania Digital Libraries. Our project would ensure the availability of the books round the clock in multiple formats for Kannadiga's and it would also help us create valuable research information about our literature. 
484 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Omshivaprakash H L 484 days ago
Making Kannada Books available on IA - A Quick WikiMeetup with ITFC team
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  • This is a part of IEG Project documentation: Grants:IEG/Growing Kannada-language Wikimedia projects with a digital library - Page on Meta
Omshivaprakash L Yogesh, Devu and myself met the IT For Change team to see how we can collaborate teaching Wiki Editing to teachers and students at Schools they are working with on 23rd April, 2016.
 IT for Change team which works with state schools can easily collaborate with community in activities such as teaching Wikipedia Editing. Pustaka Sanchaya wiki tool that allows  crowdsourcing tool developed by us makes it much more easier. 
During this event, Yogesh and Myself were able to demonstrate how Wiki Editing can be taught quickly to new bies using the Pustaka Sanchaya platform use case for Digital Library books activity. Further to introduction, the team was able to quickly push few OUT_OF_COPYRIGHT books of Osmania Digital Library books to Wikimedia Commons and Kannada wikipedia with the relevant metadata. 
This turned out to be a good meetup to teach how wiki can be taught quickly to the trainers. We could easily involve them into the project due to the love they have for the Kannada books. 
Team has promised to join us on the journey when the teachers are going to be introduced to wikipedia. They will also be working with us on this activity in their own personal capacity. 
  • Find the pustaka sanchaya wiki learning module in the background. 
Anilvibhute , Devaraj, Omshivaprakash, Yogesh,   Deepu Narayan and  & Anand Devaraju near ITFC office. 
519 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Omshivaprakash H L 519 days ago
Omshivaprakash L Best Practices Followed for Uploading Kannada Books to Internet Archive, Wiki Commons & Wiki Source
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  • This is a part of IEG Project documentation: Grants:IEG/Growing Kannada-language Wikimedia projects with a digital library - Page on Meta
519 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Omshivaprakash H L , csyogech@gmail.com 519 days ago
Uploading Books to Wikimedia Commons & Kn Wikisource From Internet Archive
Omshivaprakash L Pustaka Sanchaya Activities - Walk through
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  • This is a part of IEG Project documentation: Grants:IEG/Growing Kannada-language Wikimedia projects with a digital library - Page on Meta
This post helps you in understanding how we are planning to push the books from Internet Archive to Wikimedia Commons and then push it to Wikisource. 
Before this we have already uploaded the books from our local dump (Yes, we downloaded OUT_OF_COPYRIGHT books PDF's from DLI & OUDL to make it easier for people involved in the project to collaborate easily)
OUD/DLI Books on IA->Commons->Wikisource
 Issues Noticed:
  1. DLI same author/publisher for multiple books. Example can be found here.
549 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Omshivaprakash H L 549 days ago
Omshivaprakash L Content Translation Tool - WMF CX
Language bindle - 
Content Translations - 
Suggestions :- Improve/ Curate - right now based on earlier translations 
Link Categories - via Wikidata 
Bugs - Contact the WMF ‌Langauge Engineering tool
Kannada :- Translation Tool Optimization
Machine Translation tool - Open Source - Kannada - see if we can connect the colleges/universities working around this.
PESIT, Hampi University, Amruthanandamayi College Mysore
Technology -
  • JavaScript - Lots of bugs available which can be fixed by anyone with minimal skillsets
Finding - artciles created by Content Translator
Allow people create article on hosur using hosur english article using the following link: 
Using it for planning campaigns for getting new content translated 
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Omshivaprakash L Editathon Practice
Need to avoid this:
  • ಲೇಖನಗಳನ್ನು ಮೊದಲೇ ತಯಾರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಬರತಕ್ಕದ್ದು. ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ರೂಪದಲ್ಲಿ ತಂದರೆ ತುಂಬ ಉತ್ತಮ - https://kn.wikipedia.org/s/1e9s
648 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by kirantr7@gmail.com 648 days ago
kirantr7@gmail.com Some links worth sharing
Other day Om asked regarding DYK, so sharing some Wiki related "stuff" which I know.
  • There you need to nominate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_talk:Did_you_know) & wait for others to review. Looks tedious process, as the ones who review might not be aware of valid points that we nominate. So make sure, you share the content which are quite important & carries at least one reference. 
  • Previously, there was one template {{delete}} which used to do all the work automatically. These days, you need to nominate manually, and complete the process. 
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Omshivaprakash H L Harisha M G devu dilip csyogech@gmail.com Anand Devraj kirantr7@gmail.com Tejas jain srividyabharadwaj26@gmail.com pavithra.chihan@gmail.com

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