Hi all,

It gives us immense pleasure to announce to the Wikimedia community
that National
Digital Library of India
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Digital_Library_of_India> (NDLI),
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) have
signed a tripartite non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a
2-years partnership. National Digital Library of India is a Ministry of
Human Resource Development
project, developed at IIT Kharagpur
which aims to build a virtual repository of learning resources and
literature metadata.

Through this understanding, we will work together on:

   - integrating Wikisource and Wikidata contents on NDLI website.
   - building up technical infrastructure on NDLI website to crowdsource
   metadata curation on Wikidata and proofreading on Wikisource websites.
   - importing relevant contents and data from NDLI website to Wikidata and
   - identifying and pursuing collaboration opportunities around other
   Wikimedia projects, such as Wikibooks.

After months of discussion among the three parties, the understanding was
finalized during International Symposium on Knowledge Engineering for
Digital Library Design 2019, <http://kedl2019.ndl.gov.in/> an international
conference organized collaboratively by NDLI and UNESCO at IIT Delhi
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Institute_of_Technology_Delhi>, where
WMF was a technical partner.

Many apologies for cross-posting the announcement in different relevant
mailing lists.

Jayanta and Bodhisattwa
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