Dear Shiju,

Thanks a million for sharing this with the wider community.

An update:

The next collaborative work is already started and in just a week's time,
it is almost 25% completed as well.

Kind Regards,
Dhaval
On 2 May 2012 16:11, "Shiju Alex" <sh...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> On behalf the Gujarati community, I wanted to share a nice update.  On
> 22nd April, Gujarati Wikisource reached a major milestone with the
> completion of " સત્યના પ્રયોગો અથવા 
> આત્મકથા<http://gu.wikisource.org/wiki/%E0%AA%B8%E0%AA%A4%E0%AB%8D%E0%AA%AF%E0%AA%A8%E0%AA%BE_%E0%AA%AA%E0%AB%8D%E0%AA%B0%E0%AA%AF%E0%AB%8B%E0%AA%97%E0%AB%8B_%E0%AA%85%E0%AA%A5%E0%AA%B5%E0%AA%BE_%E0%AA%86%E0%AA%A4%E0%AB%8D%E0%AA%AE%E0%AA%95%E0%AA%A5%E0%AA%BE>"
> (Saty Naa Prayogo Athavaa Aatmakathaa)  It is the Autobiography of Mahatma
> Gandhi (The story of my experiments with 
> truth<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_My_Experiments_with_Truth>).
>  This book has 454 pages in 169 chapters in 5 sections.
>
> The work to digitize this book was started less than 1 month before.
>
> The following Gujarati wiki librarians contributed to this project.
>
>    1. સુશાંત સાવલા (Sushant Savla)
>    2. ધવલ વ્યાસ (Dhaval Vyas)
>    3. vyom25 (Vyom)
>    4. સતિષ પટેલ (Satish Chandra)
>    5. જેઠાભાઇ ઓડેદરા (Jethabhai Odedara)
>    6. અશોક મોઢવાડીયા (Ashok Modhavadia - Captain)
>    7. jaishree
>    8. Roopal Mehta
>    9. સંજય બાલોતિયા (Sanjay Balotia)
>    10. જીતેન્દ્રસિંહ (Jinedrasinh)
>    11. નિલેશ બંધીયા (Nilesha Bandhia)
>    12. Findjigar
>    13. દેવેન્દ્રસિંહ ગોહિલ (Devendrasinh Gohil)
>
> To me, this is actually the biggest part of this story!  *13
> wikilibrarians* from all over the world collaborated on this! That is
> amazing for a relatively new community.
>
> I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Ashok Modhavadia from
> Junagadh for managing the project, and for Sushant Savla and Dhaval Vyas
> for being inspirations behind it.  Incidentally, Ashok managed the scanning
> of all the pages, the allotment of chapters, and all other aspects of
> project management.
>
> For anyone interested in how to manage a Wikisource initiative, do look at
> the discussions on this page
>
> [
> http://gu.wikisource.org/wiki/%E0%AA%9A%E0%AA%B0%E0%AB%8D%E0%AA%9A%E0%AA%BE:%E0%AA%B8%E0%AA%A4%E0%AB%8D%E0%AA%AF%E0%AA%A8%E0%AA%BE_%E0%AA%AA%E0%AB%8D%E0%AA%B0%E0%AA%AF%E0%AB%8B%E0%AA%97%E0%AB%8B_%E0%AA%85%E0%AA%A5%E0%AA%B5%E0%AA%BE_%E0%AA%86%E0%AA%A4%E0%AB%8D%E0%AA%AE%E0%AA%95%E0%AA%A5%E0%AA%BE
> ]
>
> Digitization of the next book will be managed by Vyom.
>
> There is an lovely quote I will close this mail with:  આજ આનંદ મારા આંગણે
> રે લોલ! (Aaj aanand maara aangane re lol!) which means "Today is a joyous
> day for us!"
> Congratulations to the Gujarati community.
>
> Wishing Gujarati wiki community all the best.
>
> Warmest Regards,
>
> Shiju Alex
>
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