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Blog Entry Chromebook for the Project Tiger- How it is helping me to contribute actively on Wikimedia projects!
by Sangram Keshari Senapati published Mar 26, 2018 last modified Apr 08, 2018 02:51 PM — filed under: , , ,
Project Tiger is a collaboration project of Wikimedia Foundation with Centre for Internet and Society, Wikimedia India and other affiliates of India to improve and create high-quality content in Indic languages like Odia, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi etc.This project helps the active and experienced Wikipedia editors by supporting them with Internet charges for 6 months and Laptops to 50 volunteers to address existing Wikipedia content gaps.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry On World Water Day - Open Data for Water Resources
by Craig Dsouza published Mar 22, 2018 last modified Mar 22, 2018 10:27 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Lack of open data for researchers and activists is a key barrier against ensuring access to water and planning for sustainable management of water resources. In a collaboration between DataMeet and CIS, supported by Arghyam, we are exploring the early steps for making open data and tools to plan for water resources accessible to all. To celebrate the World Water Day 2018, we are sharing what we have been working on in the past few months - a paper on open data for water studies in India, and a web app to make open water data easily explorable and usable.
Located in Openness
Delhi Declaration on Open Access
by Admin published Feb 26, 2018 — filed under: ,
Open Access India recently released a statement to promote openness in science and research communities. CIS contributed to the text and introduced it to the participants of OpenCon 2018, Delhi.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry Open Data and Land Ownership - Environment Scan
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Feb 12, 2018 last modified Feb 12, 2018 10:37 AM — filed under: , , ,
The State of Open Data is an ambitious research project reflecting on 10 years of action on open data and providing a critical review of the current state of the open data movement across a range of issues and thematic areas. This environment scan represents the first step in gathering information to support a review of the state of open data with regard to land ownership, and in refining the focus of a chapter. The lead author for this chapter is Sumandro Chattapadhyay.
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Blog Entry Christ University Wikipedia Education Program Internship
by Manasa Rao published Dec 11, 2017 last modified Dec 14, 2017 08:55 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
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Blog Entry Wikipedia Orientation Program at Rotary Club of Salem
by Manasa Rao published Dec 11, 2017 — filed under: , , , ,
CIS-A2K in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Salem, Tamil Nadu conducted a two-day Wikipedia orientation workshop for student members of the club.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Wikimedia Technical Workshop at Savitribai Phule Pune University
by Manasa Rao published Nov 29, 2017 last modified Dec 19, 2017 04:03 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
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Blog Entry Kannada Wikipedia Orientation Workshop at IISc, Bengaluru
by Gopalakrishna A published Nov 27, 2017 last modified Dec 19, 2017 04:16 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
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Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to Defend Internet Freedom
by Admin published Nov 26, 2017 — filed under: ,
The debate over whether the Internet is a better tool for democratic empowerment or authoritarian control misconstrues the nature of the democratic challenges of the digital age.
Located in Accessibility / News & Media
Helping Institutions Embrace Open Access
by Admin published Nov 23, 2017 last modified Nov 27, 2017 03:11 PM — filed under: , ,
World over, a large number of universities and institutions are making way for open access repositories. Why have Indian researchers shied away from it?
Located in Openness / News & Media