Submissions/Wikisource: what we've done, what we could do better

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

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Submission no.

503

Title of the submission

Wikisource: what we've done, what we could do better

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)

Presentation

Author of the submission

Andrea Zanni

E-mail address

andrea.zanni@wikimedia.it

Username

Aubrey

Country of origin

Italy

Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Wikimedia Italia

Personal homepage or blog

http://aubreymcfato.com

Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

The aim of the following proposal is to make a quick overview of Wikisource, analyzing the project from the perspective of digital libraries. In the talk, I would check the state of development of Wikisource, examine advantages and disadvantages of our current setup and investigate directions of improvements. The talk would give some insights of what Wikisource could become in few years, given proper technical development. As an exerpt, some of the features and issues likely to be discussed in the presentation are here listed:

Features
Issues
  • lack of metadata standards and management
  • lack of protocol for importing and exporting [3]
  • lack of proper handling of born digital documents
References
  1. Michael Nielsen, Reinventing discovery: The New Era of Networked Science, Princeton University Press, 2011.
  2. See Ted Nelson's work on Xanadu.
  3. For example, see OAI-PMH.
Track

WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education

Length of presentation/talk
20 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Yes

Slides or further information (optional)
Special request as to time of presentations

None.


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