Hi Nicolas,

Thanks for your reply and interest in the partnership.

It was discussed during the Delhi meeting that as a first step, NDLI will
come up with a unique authority control for the authors listed in their
website and we will match them with corresponding Wikidata items, thus
starting to link Wikidata content with NDLI website. The process was
expected to initiate from January, but due to some other other commitments
from NDLI as a government agency, it has not been started yet.

As a major part of this partnership will largely depend on the data model
stated in Wikidata WikiProject Books
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_Books>, we need works
and their editions on different Wikisource projects properly linked with
Wikidata exactly following the data model. For Indian language Wikisources,
I can say, the linkages are still very low. It would be great, if we can
collaboratively engage as many as Wikisource communities as possible to
start linking their contents on Wikidata. We definitely need suggestions
and all kinds of help there organizing this.

We appreciate if highly experienced community members like you share inputs
and insight w.r.t. this collaboration. Please feel free to do so
pro-actively at any time.


On Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 15:49 Nicolas VIGNERON, <vigneron.nico...@gmail.com>

> Hi,
> That's a really great news! Thanks for sharing it.
> I browse quickly the content they have and wow, this is really
> multilingual. I even found some bilingual books with Breton (mislabelled as
> French) and I saw a lot of other minority languages!
> Do you already know what the next steps will be? Do you need help?
> Cheers, ~nicolas
> Le sam. 14 mars 2020 à 09:52, Bodhisattwa Mandal <
> bodhisattwa.rg...@gmail.com> a écrit :
>> 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
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Human_Resource_Development>
>> project, developed at IIT Kharagpur
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Institute_of_Technology_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.
>>    <https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/>
>>    - 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 Wikisource.
>>    - 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.
>> Regards,
>> Jayanta and Bodhisattwa
>> CIS-A2K
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