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

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

You can find the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVHW20njYUg
Submission no.


Title of the submission

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

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


Author of the submission

Andrea Zanni

E-mail address




Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Wikimedia Italia

Personal homepage or blog


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:

  • lack of metadata standards and management
  • lack of protocol for importing and exporting [3]
  • lack of proper handling of born digital documents
  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.

WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education

Length of presentation/talk
20 Minutes
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