Hi Yaroslav, I like this idea of a compendium. It reminds me of cross-wiki search and the ability to look up words on mobile Wikipedia. I believe that WMF Discovery has been working on cross-wiki search. Perhaps, for smaller communities, there would be a way to extend the Discovery team's efforts into supporting the compendium that you describe. If LangCom or certain language communities would be interested in this then I would encourage those interested people to contact the Discovery team.
There might also be people from SWMT and from Community Tech who would be interested in this idea. Pine ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 7:40 AM, Yaroslav Blanter <ymb...@gmail.com> wrote: > One idea which was spelled out many times but never took off is that of a > Wiki-compendium. If we are talking about a language which is let us say not > endangered, has a reasonably large number of speakers but not millions, and > only has a limited number of sources published in this language - the > Wiki-community is typically not large, may be a dozen or a couple of dozens > speakers. Yakut (Sakha) is a good example of such language, Tatar would be > another one. They do not have resources to support Wikipedia, Wikisource, > and possibly even Wikibooks and Wiktionary at the same time, and they have > to concentrate on Wikipedia as the largest project. The idea was that for > such languages the traditional division between sister projects is not > really useful, but one project, which would comprise Wikipedia, Wikisource, > and possibly others would be much better so that the editors would just be > in one central place, and every speaker of this language would know what > the place is. The idea is old, at least as old as LangCom, and the fact it > never took off probably means that it is somehow flawed - I just do not > know how. > > Cheers > Yaroslav > > On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 3:59 PM, Amir E. Aharoni < > amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote: > > > 2018-02-28 16:03 GMT+02:00 Jean-Philippe Béland <jpbel...@wikimedia.ca>: > > > > > > The Wikimedia movement is more than encyclopedias... We already have > > > Wikiversity for teaching, no? Are efforts to contribute to Wikiversity > > and > > > other sister projects making us lose focus? I'm not sure to understand > > what > > > you are saying. > > > > Paid translation of Wikipedia articles to underresourced languages is a > > project that I can easily imagine. What needs to be done is quite clear; > > the questions are how to get the resources for this, and how to make it > not > > too biased for undesirable interests, neither Western nor local. > > > > Improving Wikiversity (or Wikibooks) is possibly a valid thing, but I > just > > don't know how to do it. Of course, I'm not the only person in this > > movement; I'm just one of thousands of editors, and I also happen to be > an > > analyst in the Foundation staff, and my decision-making capacities are > > very, very limited. If anybody has a *good* idea on how to improve them, > it > > would be awesome. > > > > When I compare a project with a pretty easy-to-draft path, and an > > understandable goal (paid translation, growing a language's online > > presence), to a project the goal of which is finding ideas for how to > > improve Wikiversity, I'd bet my resources on paid translation (if it even > > was my decision to make). And I have to remind again, that I, in > > particular, am very biased about the topic of translation, so really, you > > don't have to agree with me ;) > > > > -- > > Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי > > http://aharoni.wordpress.com > > “We're living in pieces, > > I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > > wiki/Wikimedia-l > > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>