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Odia Wikimedia community celebrated Odisha day, bringing 14 copyright free Odia books
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2014 last modified Apr 04, 2014 12:25 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Odia Wikimedia community has celebrated “Odisha day” today at Jayadev Bhawan. Inaugurating this event eminent linguist Padmashree Dr. Debiprasanna Pattanayak said, 'Collaborative effort and open access to knowledge repositories will enrich our language an culture'.
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Blog Entry Eight Challenges That Indian-Language Wikipedias Need to Overcome
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Mar 29, 2016 last modified Mar 29, 2016 05:05 PM — filed under: , , ,
Even after a decade of existence, Indian language Wikipedias are not yet known to many Indian language speakers. Wikipedia, being the largest available encyclopedia made in the human history, it what it is today because of the hundreds and thousands of volunteer-editors. But while native-language Wikipedias are becoming game-changers in other corners of the world, the scenario in India is skewed. In my experience, here are a number of challenges that Indian-language Wikipedias are currently facing.
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December 2014 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2014 last modified Jan 12, 2015 04:56 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) wishes you a very happy new year and welcomes you to the twelfth issue of the newsletter (December 2014).
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Blog Entry Open access platform to save the Odia Indian language
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 24, 2014 — filed under: , , , ,
In February 2014, the Government of India declared the South Asian language Odia as the 6th classical language of India which is one among 22 scheduled languages of India and has a literary heritage of more than 5,000 years. There are documents for more than 3,500 years, and the rest are undocumented oral histories.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Making Wikipedia Better
by Pooja Saxena and Nirbheek Chauhan published Oct 14, 2013 last modified Oct 25, 2013 07:30 AM — filed under: , , ,
It wasn’t something that we set out to do when we started working on The Ballot, but one of the most satisfying unintentional side-effects of the project has been the chance to correct facts and figures, and remove inappropriate content from entries related to India and its politics on Wikipedia.
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First Odia Wikipedia Education Program concludes at IIMC, Dhenkanal
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 29, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The first Odia Wikipedia Education program ended yesterday at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Dhenkanal with distribution of certificates to the participants.
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Blog Entry More Than 40 Million People Await the Launch of Odia Wikisource
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 19, 2014 last modified Nov 04, 2014 01:58 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Speakers of Odia will soon have mountains of books to read online in their mother tongue, following the launch of the Odia Wikisource, which will make accessible many rare books that have entered the public domain.
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Blog Entry Voices from Goa: Frania Pereira tells Why She Writes Articles on Konkani Wikipedia
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Aug 27, 2013 last modified Sep 05, 2013 09:24 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Konkani as a language has seen geographical, political and religious conflicts. Being the official language of Goa and spoken widely in the Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra it is still trying to strengthen its base. Recently the Centre for Internet and Society's Access To Knowledge Programme (CIS-A2K) in collaboration with the Konkani department of Goa University organized a four-day Wikipedia workshop for MA, Konkani language students. This workshop involved 38 students creating 43 new articles on Konkani Wikipedia which is incubation. We’re hoping that these efforts will contribute towards bringing this 7 year old project out of incubation to a live Wikipedia project.
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Open Data in Cultural Heritage – OpenGLAM in Germany
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 10, 2014 last modified Jul 28, 2014 09:49 AM — filed under: , ,
Subhashish Panigrahi took part in this event as a member of the OpenGLAM Working Group.
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File National Level Seminar on, Computer Application and Odia Language
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 07, 2014
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