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Tamil Wikipedia: a case study L.BalaSundaraRaman (User:Sundar) With generous inputs from Dr.C.R.SelvaKumar, Natkeeran, Ravishankar, Karthick and other Tamil Wikipedians historical context… First decade of 1900s – Abidhaanakosam, Abidhaana Chindhaamani 1950s…
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Tamil Wikipedia: a case study L.BalaSundaraRaman (User:Sundar) With generous inputs from Dr.C.R.SelvaKumar, Natkeeran, Ravishankar, Karthick and other Tamil Wikipedians historical context… First decade of 1900s – Abidhaanakosam, Abidhaana Chindhaamani 1950s – Humanities Encyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia of Science from Tamil University September 30, 2003 – birth of Tamil Wikipedia with an anonymous post November 4, 2003 to November 22, 2003 – real action begins due to Mayooranathan growth phases Linear increment in users would cause super-linear growth in articles Very active contributors matter a lot in phase 2, active users beyond that editors Areas of expertise: Architecture, Biotechnology, Economics, Electronics, Information Technology, Mathematics, Music, Social Welfare etc. Professions: engineers, scientists, academics, students, administrators, self-employed people, etc. characteristics of the wiki Cordiality and good faith Single major contributor for many articles But, great inputs from fellow Wikipedians in every aspect Articles on emerging science, technology, society challenges Low internet penetration among the majority of the population Low awareness about Tamil typing tools Low awareness about Tamil Wikipedia Less than 2% editors female Disconnect between skilled writers and internet access Still not reached critical mass of tech-savvy editors who can fix interface issues outreach Speakers: Mugunth, Sundar, Santhosh, and Sathya Speakers: Sundar, Karthick, and Mugunth Many other talks by Natkeeran and Ravishankar tutorial agenda Introductions by the host and the Tamil Wikipedia member who acted as an interface with the host A short presentation on what Wikipedia is, its history, philosophies, software, etc., A tutorial on Tamil typing tools Tutorial on editing through someone from the audience. The newbie picks the topic and content. tutorial best practices Tutor-learner ratio: around 1:5 Multiple tutors handling different aspects of editing A classroom is good, a computer science lab is better. Asking some uninitiated person from the audience to come forward and edit convinces others about ease of use gives feedback to the tutors about difficulties faced by new editors. An immediate message at the user’s talkpage helps Examples relevant to the audience First session should be about the native language typing other projects more than 1,00,000 entries future firming up policies and guidelines bringing out an offline collection of wiki articles The 28,000 articles in the Tamil edition of the concise Britannica, currently being sold in the market, are of stub-quality. A collection of 5,000 selected articles from Tamil Wikipedia, published after manual perusal, will definitely have a number of takers. A collection of wildlife articles for school children An assorted collection of good articles given to scientific research students liaising with the Indian Wikimedia Chapter being formed and other bodies conducting article-writing contests, local conferences, etc., questions please?
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