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Blog Entry Wikipedia Introductory Session organized for Data and India portal consultants
by Subhashish Panigrahi published May 30, 2013 last modified Jul 17, 2013 06:33 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
On May 13, 2013, the Access to Knowledge team led by Subhashish Panigrahi conducted a Wikipedia Introductory Session at the National Informatics Centre in New Delhi for the consultants working for Data and India portal. This session was aimed to emphasize how these portals and their useful data could be used on Wikipedia to create good quality articles.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Use made of Open Access Journals by Indian Researchers to Publish their Findings
by Madhan Muthu and Subbiah Arunachalam published May 28, 2013 last modified Jul 04, 2013 04:45 AM — filed under: , ,
Most of the papers published in the more than 360 Indian open access journals are by Indian researchers. But how many papers do they publish in high impact international open access journals? We have looked at India’s contribution to all seven Public Library of Science (PLoS) journals, 10 BioMed Central (BMC) ournals and Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports. Indian crystallographers have published more than 2,000 structure reports in Acta Crystallographica, second only to China in number of papers, but have a much better citations per paper average than USA, Britain, Germany and France, China and South Korea. India’s contribution to BMC and PLoS journals, on the other hand, is modest at best. We suggest that the better option for India is institutional self-archiving.
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Blog Entry My First Wikipedia Training Workshop – Theatre Outreach Unit, University of Hyderabad
by T. Vishnu Vardhan published Jun 19, 2013 last modified Aug 19, 2013 06:51 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
On March 8, 2013, a day-long Telugu Wikipedia training workshop was organized by the Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team at the Golden Threshold, Nampally, Hyderabad in collaboration with Theatre Outreach Unit, University of Hyderabad. This blog post gives a concise account of the event.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry How Can We Make Open Education Truly Open?
by Nishant Shah published Nov 30, 2013 — filed under: , ,
I have spent the last month being unpopular. I have been in conversation with many ‘Open Everything’ activists and practitioners. At each instance, we got stuck because I insisted that we begin by defining what ‘Open’ means in the easy abuse that it is subject to.
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Blog Entry Francis Bags EPT Award for Open Access in Developing World
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 29, 2012 last modified Aug 03, 2013 05:36 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Electronic Publishing Trust recently announced a new annual award to be made to individuals working in developed countries who have made significant contribution for the cause of open access and free exchange of research findings. There were 30 nominations from 17 countries around the world and Dr. Francis Jayakanth from the National Centre of Science Information, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was selected for the inaugural EPT Award for Open Access in the Developing World by a committee that went through all the nominations.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy
by Sailesh Patnaik published Dec 19, 2018 last modified Dec 20, 2018 12:24 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
On October 26, 2018, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) to work on drafting an open content policy for the state, to promote use of Wikimedia projects by various user types and to ensure sustainability of Wikimedia projects, and to facilitate development of relevant free and open source software projects. This partnership between OVA and CIS will be carried out from December 2018 to November 2019, and we are sharing an overview of the activities and their objectives in this post.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Open Letter to the Vatican: Request for Holy See to Comment on IPR
by Samantha Cassar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Jan 31, 2014 07:14 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Due to the Holy See’s demonstrated pro-access position to medicines and published materials for persons with disabilities, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) requested for His Excellency, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, to also consider copyrights, patents or IPR more generally, as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at WIPO. We strongly encourage other organizations and civil society groups to modify this letter, as needed, and to contact the Holy See Mission to the United Nations (and WIPO) in Geneva in order to help us prompt His Excellency to contribute to the international dialogue on IPR.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry The Online Video Environment in India - A Survey Report
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 25, 2011 last modified Oct 03, 2011 09:31 AM — filed under: , , ,
iCOMMONS, the OPEN VIDEO ALLIANCE, and the CENTRE FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY have initiated a research project which seeks to survey the online video environment in India and the opportunities this new medium presents for creative expression and civic engagement. This report seeks to define key issues in the Indian context and begins to develop a short-term policy framework to address them.
Located in Openness
Open Video Summit
by Radha Rao published Nov 19, 2009 last modified Dec 10, 2009 06:21 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), iCommons, Open Video Alliance and Magic Lantern are organizing a workshop on December 15, 2009 at TERI, Bangalore
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