KOLKATA: In an effort to enthuse people to become regular contributors to
its site, Wikipedia will launch a campaign at the Kolkata Book
year. It has already booked a stall and lined up an awareness
programme to sign up volunteers. Incidentally, Kolkata fares poorly when it
comes to contribute to the world's biggest online encyclopedia. At present,
the city has only five contributors.

Wikipedia needs people from Kolkata to contribute voluntarily not only to
the mother website but also to its Bengali link, Banglapedia. "We would
hold workshops where we would give presentations about how to edit existing
material on Wiki/Banglapedia. The biggest incentive for any contributor is
that, the moment he/she writes a piece or edits something, it gets updated
and is published for the world to see," explained Jayanta Nath, chief of

The Book Fair authorities have already sealed the deal and are looking
forward to this heavyweight participant.

"Wikipedia's participation will add glamour to the fair," said Tridib
Chatterjee, general secretary of the Publishers and Booksellers

On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 11:32 PM, Jayanta Nath <jayanta...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> Now another wrong report....
> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Wikipedia-stall-at-book-fair-next-year/articleshow/27695829.cms
> Jayanta
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