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Call for joining the Free Knowledge movement #Wikipedia #Wikimedia

Posted by Bhuvana Meenakshi at Aug 19, 2019 11:55 AM |

Every little drop makes a Mighty ocean! Join us in this Free Knowledge movement where your contributions will be used world-wide.

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The Knowledge Base is Liberated

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni and Madhav Gadgil at Aug 05, 2019 11:04 PM |

The article published in Sunday supplement of Loksatta newspaper of Express group, written jointly by Madhav Gadgil & Subodh Kulkarni summarises - the status of searchable open knowledge available on web, eagerness of youth generation across the social strata to access knowledge on new gadgets and the approaches to build resources in Marathi on web harnessing potential of Wikimedia projects. It also elaborates major three breakthroughs – Free & open source software movement, Unicode revolution and development of collaborative knowledge building and sharing free platforms like Wikimedia projects easily accessible to people in their own languages.

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Re-licensing Sessions with Authors and Organisations

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Jul 31, 2019 09:05 PM |

In collaboration with Marathi community, CIS-A2K is getting connected with various authors and organisations willing to re-license their content under CC-By-SA. A2K is facilitating the OTRS process Commons for re-licensing as well as digitisation of the content. The team of trained Wikimedians at Vigyan Ashram, Pabal, District Pune has taken the responsibility of digitising the books and further uploads in Wikimedia projects.

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Wikimedia Workshop on Rivers under Project Jalbodh

Wikimedia Workshop on Rivers under Project Jalbodh

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Jul 30, 2019 09:00 PM |

The Indian National Trust for Art & Heritage Pune Chapter is working with various organisations to preserve the natural heritage places like rivers in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. After the presentation of 'Project Jalbodh' by CIS-A2K in River Dialogue organised by INTACH in April 2018, several organisations shown keen interest in collaboration.

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Orientation programme, Wikipedia workshop & Action Plan meeting in PAH Solapur University

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Jul 19, 2019 09:00 PM |

CIS-A2K representatives visited PAH Solapur University, Solapur (PAHSUS) to finalise the action plan and MoU for the year 2019-20.

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Comments on the Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019 concerning Statutory Licensing

Posted by Anubha Sinha at Jul 11, 2019 06:55 AM |

The Centre for Internet & Society gave its comments on the proposed rules 29,30,31 of the Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019. The comments were made in response to Notification G.S.R 393(E) published in the Gazette of India on May 30, 2019.

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Joining the Dots in India's Big-Ticket Mobile Phone SEP Litigation

Posted by Rohini Lakshané and Shweta Mohandas at Jun 30, 2019 10:05 PM |

Rohini Lakshané and Shweta Mohandas have published their last update to this paper that chronicles mobile device SEP litigation in India. All developments in the lawsuits filed in the Delhi High Court and complaints made to the CCI that were published in reliable sources till 20 September 2018 are mentioned in this paper. The paper was an output under the Pervasive Technologies project.

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SVG translation workshop Kannada

Posted by Gopala Krishna at Jun 29, 2019 07:20 AM |

The Centre for Internet & Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) organized a SVG translation workshop for Kannada Wiki community on 23-24 February 2019 in Bengaluru. The workshop was a part of SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India. Total 10 Wikipedians participated in the workshop and contributed to Wikimedia Commons.

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Wikimedia Education SAARC Conference 2019

Wikimedia Education SAARC Conference 2019

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Jun 22, 2019 01:05 PM |

Christ University in association with the Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) organized a conference, from 20 - 22 June 2019, at Christ University, Bengaluru. Forty-nine Wikimedians from four countries (Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and India) participated in the event.

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Karavali Wikimedians at All India Radio, Mangaluru

Posted by Bharathesha Alasandemajalu at Jun 13, 2019 08:40 AM |

This blog is about the experience of visiting All India Radio Mangaluru station as a part of the Karavali Wikimedians outreach program.

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What is Wikimedia Education SAARC Conference?

The Wikimedia Education SAARC conference is on 20th June 2019. A conference for Wikimedians, Wikimedia education leaders, educators and researchers engaged with Open Education and free knowledge movement.

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MoU between PAH Solapur University & CIS-A2K

MoU between PAH Solapur University & CIS-A2K

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at May 31, 2019 09:00 PM |

CIS-A2K is working in collaboration with PAH Solapur University, Solapur in Maharashtra on Wikimedia projects. The Mass Communication and Journalism departments are involved in content generation on Marathi Wikipedia & Commons.

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Should India adopt Plan S to realise Open Access to Public-funded Scientific Research?

Posted by Anubha Sinha at May 29, 2019 11:45 AM |

Timely and affordable access to scientific research remains a problem in this digital day and age. Around three decades ago, the radical response that emerged was making public-funded scientific research “open access”, i.e. publishing it on the Web without any legal, technical or financial barriers to access and use such research. Several Indian public research institutions also adopted open access mandates and built self-archiving digital tools, however, the efforts haven’t yielded much. Most countries including India, continue to struggle with implementing open access. The latest international initiative (created in Europe) to remedy this problem is Plan S. Plan S is has been positioned as a strategy to implement immediate open access to scientific publications from 2021 – which India is considering adopting. This article unpacks the disorderly growth of open access in India, and discusses the gap between the Plan's vision and current Indian scenario in some respects.

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Wikisource Workshop at Vigyan Ashram, Pabal

Wikisource Workshop at Vigyan Ashram, Pabal

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at May 26, 2019 09:00 PM |

The Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) organized a workshop in collaboration with Vigyan Ashram, Pabal on May 25-26, 2019 at Pabal. Total 12 participants attended sessions during this two days workshop. The basic skills in digitisation, uploading on Commons and Wikisource process were imparted in the workshop. Jayanta Nath was the facilitator.

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Project Tiger 2019 Coordinator position open

Posted by Gopala Krishna at May 21, 2019 12:55 PM |
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To contribute to support, and coordinate of the work of the Project Tiger, we are looking for a creative, dedicated individual to join the team as a coordinator. Please note that women, especially those from socioeconomically marginalized communities, and women who are returning to work after a hiatus will be given preference.

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CIS-A2K Communication Officer position

Posted by Tito Dutta at May 19, 2019 02:25 PM |
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The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is seeking applications only from prospective candidates who identify themselves as women, for the position of Programme Officer (Communications, the position is also known as Communication Officer), to support its Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) Programme. The job application is open to women only because we feel that a woman communications person will contribute more towards bridging the gender gap in the Wikimedia movement by emphasising on gender-sensitive communication apart from contributing internally for bringing a gender balance in the team.

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Wikidata Advisor (Consultant) position open

Posted by Tito Dutta at May 17, 2019 05:50 PM |
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The Access to Knowledge team of the Centre for Internet and Society is seeking applications for the position of Wikidata Advisor (consultant), to support its Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) Programme.

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Wikipedia assignments workshop for Post Graduate students in PAH Solapur University

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at May 03, 2019 09:00 PM |

On May 3, 2019, Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) along with PAH Solapur University conducted a Wikipedia workshop for students from the post-graduate stream in PAH Solapur University. Ten students from Mass Communication department and three faculty members participated in the workshop. Prof. Ravindra Chincholkar and Subodh Kulkarni were the facilitators for the workshop.

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CIS-A2K proposal to Wikimedia Foundation for 2019-2020

Posted by Ananth Subray at Apr 15, 2019 08:05 AM |

The Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) has submitted its proposal form for the year 2019 - 2020 to the Wikimedia Foundation. CIS thanks all community members who gave valuable suggestions and inputs for drafting this proposal.

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Indic Wikisource speak : Ajit Kumar Tiwari

Indic Wikisource speak : Ajit Kumar Tiwari

Posted by Jayanta Nath at Apr 11, 2019 07:55 AM |

"Wikisource is going to be as important as Wikipedia because it addresses the issues of citations and references inherently. I will make it as my key pedagogical tool to educate my students and make them a part of this great movement." - Hindi Wiki-librarian Ajit Kumar Tiwari ( अजीत कुमार तिवारी ) share his experience about Hindi Wikisource which approved by Language committee of Wikimedia Foundation Inc , US for separate domain on February 2019.

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