Centre for Internet & Society

Wikipedia in the Classroom: A Study of the Wikimedia in Education at CHRIST (Deemed to be University)

Posted by Ananth Subray at Dec 31, 2020 12:00 AM |
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This is a short study on the Wikimedia in Education (WIE) at Christ University, Bengaluru, which aims to offer an overview of the key objectives and challenges of this project and map its impact on teaching-learning practices in multilingual classrooms. The report has been authored by Ananth Subray, with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and external review by Sumandro Chattapadhyay. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019–2020.

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Content Creation on Eastern Punjabi Wikipedia

Posted by Satpal Singh at Dec 31, 2020 12:00 AM |
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This is a short study on the nature of content creation related to Punjab on Eastern Punjabi Wikipedia, its challenges and opportunities, and observations and potential strategies to address the same. The report has been authored by Satpal Singh, with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and external review by Sumandro Chattapadhyay. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019–2020.

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Bridging the Gender Gap: A Report on Indian Language Wikimedia Communities

Posted by Bhuvana Meenakshi at Dec 31, 2020 12:00 AM |
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This research study documents the gender gap and bias in Indian language Wikimedia projects and communities, with a focus on participation by and content related to women contributors across diverse Wikimedia platforms. The research was undertaken by Bhuvana Meenakshi Koteeswaran, with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and additional inputs from Ambika Tandon and Sumandro Chattapadhyay.

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Wiki Women for Women Well-Being: An Initiative to Bridge the Gender Gap in the Wikimedia Community

Posted by Nitesh Gill and Shruti Anandan at Dec 28, 2020 02:58 PM |
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WWWW is a project which focused on bridging the female related content gap on Indic Wikimedia communities. The idea of WWWW was given by Dr. Manavpreet Kaur, who worked with other women leaders from different communities and made a plan to engage with the editors for this project. CIS-A2K has started a series of interviews to introduce women with brilliant ideas and who have done contributions for Wikimedia and this is the first interview under the “Series of Interviews.” This Interview was done by Nitesh Gill.

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Understanding the Data Gaps on Wikidata Concerning Heritage Structures of West Bengal

Posted by Bodhisattwa Mandal at Nov 20, 2020 11:40 AM |
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This is a short study on identifying the data gaps related to heritage structures in West Bengal on Wikidata, and potential strategies to address the same. The report is authored by Bodhisattwa Mandal, with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha and external review by Sumandro Chattapadhyay. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019-2020.

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Mapping GLAM in Maharashtra

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Oct 23, 2020 08:55 AM |
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This is a short study on mapping the digital transition in selected Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) institutions in Maharashtra, India, and exploring possibilities and challenges for collaborations with Wikimedia projects. Research was undertaken by Aaryaa Joshi, Dnyanada Gadre-Phadke, Kalyani Kotkar and Subodh Kulkarni; the report has been authored by Subodh Kulkarni with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and external review by Sumandro Chattapadhyay. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019–2020.

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Access to Knowledge 2019–2020 Utilisation Certificate

Posted by Tito Dutta at Sep 30, 2020 10:15 PM |

Access to Knowledge 2019–2020 WMF APG Utilisation Certificate

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Wikiorientation at Dr.GR Damodaran College of Science

An orientation session on Wikimedia projects was held on 6-7 December 2019 at Dr. GR Damodaran College of Science. This talk was part of the “Hour of Code” event, which is an International event celebrated across the globe to encourage students to develop their knowledge on Computer Science. This event was supported by Open Knowledge movements like Wikimedia, Mozilla, etc.which would help students to share their knowledge in the form of volunteerships and contributions. The highlights of gender gap research and women based projects such as Women in Red were covered as part of a focussed group discussion.

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Project Tiger 2.0

Posted by Suswetha Kolluru and Nitesh Gill at Nov 24, 2019 09:17 AM |

If you think that Indian languages are as important as international languages, like English, then, you are on the same page with this article. If not, then, let me explain, why it is a significant and much bigger issue than you think.

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Project Tiger 2.0

Posted by Suswetha Kolluru and Nitesh Gill at Nov 24, 2019 09:15 AM |

If you think that Indian languages are as important as international languages, like English, then, you are on the same page with this article. If not, then, let me explain, why it is a significant and much bigger issue than you think.

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Project Tiger 2.0

Posted by Suswetha Kolluru and Nitesh Gill at Nov 24, 2019 09:13 AM |

If you think that Indian languages are as important as international languages, like English, then, you are on the same page with this article. If not, then, let me explain, why it is a significant and much bigger issue than you think.

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Project Tiger 2.0

Posted by Suswetha Kolluru and Nitesh Gill at Nov 22, 2019 01:35 AM |

If you think that Indian languages are as important as international languages, like English, then, you are on the same page with this article. If not, then, let me explain, why it is a significant and much bigger issue than you think.

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Analysis on the strategies of Mozilla and Wiki communities on gender gap aspects

Posted by Bhuvana Meenakshi at Oct 03, 2019 11:55 AM |

There is a need for research on how Open Source communities are trying to balance the gender ratio and how they provide the safe space environment to its contributors. With this in mind I have come up with this blog as I am an active contributor of Mozilla since 5 years and also got myself recently introduced to Wikimedia and its sister projects, have interacted with few Indian women contributors in both of these communities and came out with a few observations on how I see them in India and what could be improved in both communities.

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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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