Wikipedia, world’s largest multilingual free Internet encyclopaedia, is set to make its debut at the 38th International Kolkata Book Fair beginning here on January 29, its organisers said on Wednesday.
Wikipedia will launch a campaign during the fair to sign up volunteers who can contribute to enrich its Bengali link (Banglapedia) database, besides the mother site.
“In order to develop the Bengali link, they need volunteers who can contribute to its database ... they have very few Bengali articles,” Tridib Chatterjee, secretary, Publishers and Booksellers Guild, told IANS.
Representatives will be present throughout the 12 days of the fair during which workshops would be held demonstrating the procedure to edit existing articles. “The Wikipedia stall will occupy a prime spot in the fair,” said Chatterjee.