Just to update you on Tipu's Tiger, now that Fae brought up the topic. User Shyamal and I have been helping User:Johnbod, Fae and others in developing Tipu's Tiger. The collaboration is successful and Tipu's Tiger has gone much beyond the C- class article that was the version Tamil Wikipedians translated to a GA nominee today with many new facts and images.
The surprising thing we learnt in this collaboration that despite just being on the internet in India and never having been to England, much less the V&A Museum, it was possible for us to contribute in so many ways - from finding derivative works, and public domain images to adding facts and references. The reasons for this were primarily that thanks to Shyamal's knowledge of open resources we found historical material on the net and also to some plain old grunt work churning through page after page of search results in Google Web, Google Books, Google Scholar and Google Images. All in all, collaborating with UK GLAM on this initiative was a very positive experience that we recommend to others. In one sense, this international collaboration is the defauilt mode for all editting in Wikipedia and thus nothing really new - in another sense, it was an interesting, purposeful and deliberate collaboration between Wikimedians all over the world and the V&A Museum. We hope that this is just the first of many such initiatives with the Victoria and Albert Museum, a museum which holds many objects important to Indian heritage. Our thanks and good wishes to our British colleagues for this venture. Warm regards, Ashwin Baindur ------------------------------------------------------ On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Fae <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > BTW, thank you for your recent help with the Tamil version of Tipu's Tiger. > Our contacts at the Victoria and Albert Museum were awed at how this was > done on the day of the Wikilounge and it has helped their internal > discussion about making large numbers of official images and video available > available to support further multi-language collaborations. > > * Tipu's Tiger on > http://ta.wikipedia.org<http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%AE%A4%E0%AE%BF%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%81%E0%AE%B5%E0%AE%BF%E0%AE%A9%E0%AF%8D_%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%81%E0%AE%B2%E0%AE%BF> > > Cheers, > Fae > -- > http://enwp.org/user_talk:fae > Guide to email tags: http://j.mp/faetags > > > On 20 July 2011 09:25, Bala Jeyaraman <sodabot...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > I can help with the tamil translation. let me know where to do the > > localisation/translation. > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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