IEG: How did we do it? IA – Commons – Wiki Source for Kannada Books

This gif shows how our team contributed to Internet Archive, Wiki Commons and Kannada Wikisource by uploading out of copyright books from DLI and OUDL libraries effectivly to ensure they are reachable to larger audience round the clock.

 

Uploading books to Wiki projects

GIF contributed by Yogesh C.S.

IEG: Project status updates – February

  • Localized the project page for Kannada Wiki for better collaboration with Community. ಸದಸ್ಯ:Omshivaprakash/ಯೋಜನೆಗಳು/ಕನ್ನಡ_ವಿಕಿಮೀಡಿಯ_ಯೋಜನೆಗಳನ್ನು_ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್‌_ಲೈಬ್ರರಿಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ_ಬೆಳಸುವುದು
  • Crowd sourcing project pages reviewed to fix the flow.
  • Requested community members & external resources to help us review the best books which should have a page in wiki
  • Out of copyright books list created to be pushed to wiki source.
  • Seeked further information on License issues – DLI and OUDL mark books as OUT_OF_COPYRIGHT which are questionable. Need better source to identify the books copyrights. \
  • Initiated tests and activities to push the books to Internet Archive & to Wiki commons
  • Requested help from community to get the commons books to wiki source.
  • Officially requested Prajavani and other news paper agencies to share the E-Book information under Creative Commons license to build wiki pages effectively.
  • Follow-ups done to check the status of content collaboration from news papers.
  • Tested article creation on wiki – moved the new page creation to sandbox as stub articles are a big no for Kannada Wiki. Using sandbox would be a best start to train new wikipedians to build a complete page before pushing the articles to main namespace.
  • Metadata review has been speeded up.