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    OUR MISSION

    One Page at a Time - Arabic Content in Focus

    Did you know there are 13 times more pages on the internet about German writers than Arabic writers? Today, it is hard to find Arabic content about authors and books online. 

    The Emirates Literature Foundation together with Google is determined to change this, with a target of multiplying by 10 the number of pages about Arab authors on Wikipedia by August 2022.

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    GET INVOLVED

    Contribute and help us gather data (link to form). Create the Wikipedia pages that are missing. Translate (Arabic/English) content so more people can access it. 


     The Emirates Literature Foundation and Wikipedia will be offering online training, and four levels of certification. Click here to learn more.  Keep an eye on the scheduled sessions.



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    Publishers

    If you are a traditional or digital publisher: You can help! Click here to register with us, and we can tell you how you can share author biographies in bulk. We can also tell you how this will benefit your business in the long run. Don't hesitate to get in touch. Click here to contact us. 

    Readers

    If you are a reader: You can help! If there is one particular author you feel should have a Wikipedia page, tell us! We're all ears. Check whether this author is in our list, and if s/he's not, you can add his/her name. Once you do that, you can even fill in the form to give us the information we need. Click here to fill the form. If you want to help some more, why not join our team of volunteers? 

    Published Authors

    If you are a published author: You can help! Click here to register with us, and we can start by creating your page. You can start by filling out this form. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us; we love to chat. Click here to contact us. 

    Volunteers

    Want to join us and be a part of our team of volunteers? 


    Volunteers will get Emirates Literature Foundation / Wikipedia-certified training, certificates of appreciation, free access to ebooks from our partner Abjjad, and more. Click here to register. We will get in touch with you soon to explain the next steps. 

    TWO PARTS, ONE INITIATIVE

    First, we need author data. Sometimes this data is scattered across social media, news websites, and publisher websites. Often the data is not available online at all. 


    Once we have the data, the second part is to use the data to create a Wikipedia page.


    Click here to see a list of authors that currently do not have a Wikipedia page. This list will grow as we get more data. Ultimately, we would like all authors to have Wikipedia pages in both English and Arabic.

    Two Ways To Get Involved

    Become a Certified Wikipedia Editor 

    We will offer training to become a certified Wikipedia editor. Click here to learn more.

    Research

    If you feel this is not for you, you can still help by researching and submitting data through this form. 

    ABOUT US

    At the Emirates Literature Foundation, we believe in the power of books. We know literature can change and improve lives. 


    And yet there is little information about Arabic books and authors available to the public, offline or online. The desire to read any given book starts with knowing it exists. The lack of information ultimately means that books do not find their audience. For our stories to live on, we need information - especially in this digital era.

    This project was conceived to raise awareness of not only authors and books, but of the critical importance of high quality information. The Foundation is asking schools, universities, and individuals to get involved and work together to increase and enrich Arabic content online. 

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