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Wikipedia Open content Repository


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Wikipedia Open content Repository

  1. 1. Wikipedia Largest Open Content Encyclopedia pane rakash Neu P iastic dge Enthus le Open Know
  2. 2. Introduction Wikipedia is multi-lingual web-based open knowledge encyclopedia. On which, everyone can write new article and edit on the existing. Currently it has 30 millions articles. ● Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched In Jan 15 2001 ● It is available in 287 languages across the world including 5 Nepali languages i.e. Nepali, Nepal Bhasa, Bhojpuri, Pali, sanskrit. ● Has given individual web address usually beginning with the 2/3 character ISO code of the language. (e.g.नेपाली);नेवारी) ● In Pipeline Maithili, Tharu, Tamang, Gurung, Limbu, Sherpa, Awadhi, Lepcha (These are in incubation) ● ●
  3. 3. Open Content ● Wikipedia is the world largest open content repository Open Content According to Open Definition “Any content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse and redistribute it- Subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or sharealike” ”
  4. 4. What is Wikipedia? 5+ Nepali languages ~12 billion articles read per month 6th most popular website on earth 500 million unique visitors; 2 million come from Nepal
  5. 5. Who edits Wikipedia? Professors Students Everything on Wikipedia has been written by people like you & me! fessionals Pro Amatures
  6. 6. Five Pillars of Wikipedia? ● Wikipedia is Encyclopedia ● Wikipedia is written by neutral point of view ● Wikipedia is free/open content that anyone can edit, modify and distribute ● Editors should treat each other with respect ● Wikipedia doesn't have any firm rules.
  7. 7. How everybody can edit Wiki pages? ● Every individual can edit Wikipedia articles or write new articles. ● One can edit or write by logging in or without logging in. ● ● ● If you log-in with your username and password, the record log of your edit is maintained and the number of your edit goes increasing after every edit. If you edit without logging in, Wikipedia maintains logs of your edits by your IP address. The Edit record can be viewed by clicking in View History (इतितिहास हेने) link.
  8. 8. Page and edit log in Wikipedia
  9. 9. What to Write about? - In any language Wikipedia people can write about any useful topic. - You can write about Plants, Animals, Your place, Celebrities, Your role model, History, Geography, Economics, Science, Environment, Culture, food stuff etc. The following are NOT allowed in Wikipedia - Your autobiography, Opinion, Business promotion. - While writing article in new topic, you should be sure that there is no other article on the same or similar subject. - Your topic has importance and worthy to read. - Your article should tell about why the subject is important in the first para after the introduction to the topic.
  10. 10. Take the following things into consideration • Write the subject clearly. • Cite sources (Newspapers, magazine, books, journals etc.) • Categorize the article • Respect Copyright • Most Materials published in books, newspapers or online are copyrighted. You cannot copy Paste in Wikipedia. You should re-write the paragraphs and should quote the source where you’ve taken it.
  11. 11. Why do people edit Wikipedia? Love to share knowledge Love Love to preserve & celebrate their language & culture Love for a subject area Love to write Love to collaborate
  12. 12. What’s in it for you? Improve your writing skills Improve your critical thinking Lean how to collaborate Get global audience Preserve your language & culture Improve your research skills Note: All images have been taken from Wikimedia Commons
  13. 13. Thank You!  PraPase Na upenP h PwwPpraPasena upencPP omPnp h We are here to help you out Wikimedia Nepal Email: Facebook: Wikimedia Nepal Twitter: Wikimedia Nepal