Submissions/Bengali Wikisource

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 1013
Title of the submission
Bengali Wikisource Most wealthy Content of East Asia
Type of submission
Author of the submission
Jayanta Nath
Country of origin
EC Member, Wikimedia India
E-mail address
Personal homepage or blog
  • Presenting about Bengali Wikisource with its positive side and drawback .
  • As per Stats of Wikisource only 0.26% proofread done although there are huge collection of Bengali Language scan PD book available in Digital Library of India (30,000 books) and West Bengal Public Library Network (20,000 books).
  • There are huge opportunity/scope to work in Bengali Wikisource but project is suffering from lack of technology support (like OCR etc)
  • There are huge wealthy literary content from 1800-1954 published book ( Public domain book) mainly from Calcutta.
  • I am an Wikipedian since 2006 (in English Wikipedia with IP edit) and 2007 in Bengali Wikipedia.
  • I have been promoting and organizing local wiki meetup and workshop in Calcutta (it may be call in Eastern India).
  • My slides/presentation is about our past/future project and share my all experience of my native Bengali language Wikisource, our community, our growth.
Detailed proposal
WikiCulture and Community and Wikis in Asia and Legal & Free Culture
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Language of presentation/talk
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scholarship applied
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