It gives us immense pleasure to announce to the Wikimedia community that 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 project, developed at IIT 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.
- 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, an international conference organized collaboratively by NDLI and UNESCO at IIT Delhi, where WMF was a technical partner.
Many apologies for cross-posting the announcement in different relevant mailing lists.
Jayanta and Bodhisattwa