Indic Wikisource speak : Ajit Kumar Tiwari

Posted by Jayanta Nath at Apr 11, 2019 07:55 AM |
"Wikisource is going to be as important as Wikipedia because it addresses the issues of citations and references inherently. I will make it as my key pedagogical tool to educate my students and make them a part of this great movement." - Hindi Wiki-librarian Ajit Kumar Tiwari ( अजीत कुमार तिवारी ) share his experience about Hindi Wikisource which approved by Language committee of Wikimedia Foundation Inc , US for separate domain on February 2019.
Indic Wikisource speak : Ajit Kumar Tiwari

Dr Ajit Kumar Tiwari at Wikisammelan2019 Kolkata (Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)

CIS :Tell us about yourself, When did you join Wikimedia movement? And What are the projects you are involved in?

Ajit : I joined the movement in 2012 as a Wikipedian. I am involved in Wikipedia, Wikisource and Wikidata.

CIS : What are the methods or workflow you follow to contribute on your language Wikisource?

Ajit :  I usually upload a book and try to indulge as many editors as possible and distribute the works like header & footer and proofreading to concerned editors.

CIS :How is the awareness about Wikisource in your language Wikimedia community?

Ajit :  Its still in an early state but awareness is spreading rapidly since November 2018. I hope till the end of this year, wikisource will be the next best project in Hindi after Wikipedia.

CIS :We see there’s a growth in Indic Wikisource movement (showing Amir’s stats), what kind of help does the community need to grow?

Ajit :  Better knowledge and understandings of the copyright acts, proofreading tools and lowering technical gap in the community.
 

CIS :What are the challenges do you face while contributing to the project? Or social challenges while reaching out to aurtors or publishers.

Ajit :  Copyright is the key concern, however making authors and publishers understand the ethos of Wikisource or free knowledge access is even bigger challenge. 

CIS : How would you describe the future of Wikisource? What are your personal goals for it?

Ajit : Wikisource is going to be as important as Wikipedia because it addresses the issues of citations and references inherently. I will make it as my key pedagogical tool to educate my students and make them a part of this great movement.

 

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