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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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Indic Wikisource Speak: Sushant Savla

Indic Wikisource Speak: Sushant Savla

Future is bright -- Sushant Savla (User:Sushant_savla) from Gujarati Wikisource community, share his experience & journey.

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Indic Wikisource Speak: Dr. Hrishikes Sen

Indic Wikisource Speak: Dr. Hrishikes Sen

Posted by Jayanta Nath at Apr 10, 2019 03:10 AM |

There are plenty of people engaged in digitising Bengali books. Plenty of pirated digitised books are available online. We need to tap into that catchment area. I think, if we can prepare high-grade pdf versions of our completed works and spread those to various online non-wiki reader communities, we are likely to get good contributors. -- User:Hrishikes from English and Bengali Wikisource community, share his journey.

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Indic Wikisource Speak: Dr. Gitartha Bordoloi

Indic Wikisource Speak: Dr. Gitartha Bordoloi

"People are more aware of Wikipedia than Wikisource." - Gitartha Bordoloi from Assamese Wikisource community, share his experience with CIS-A2K team.

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SVG Translation Workshop at KBC North Maharashtra University

SVG Translation Workshop at KBC North Maharashtra University

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Apr 10, 2019 01:45 AM |

The Centre for Internet & Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) wing organized an SVG translation workshop in collaboration with KBC North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon on 14-15 March 2019. The workshop was a part of India level campaign. Total 58 participants attended the workshop and contributed to Commons till 31 March 2019.

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Content Donation Sessions with Authors

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Apr 10, 2019 01:28 AM |

CIS-A2K has adopted an integrated approach towards knowledge generation in Marathi language. With the involvement of various stakeholders in different programmes, CIS-A2K facilitated a comprehensive workshop for publishers, printers, designers and writers on 7 September 2018.

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Wikimedia projects orientation session at Tata Trust's Vikas Anvesh Foundation

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Apr 09, 2019 12:56 AM |

Researchers in development sector produce a pool of training material and case studies. However, these do not trickle down to the society and many in the public domain are unaware of the same.

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Supporting Indian Language Wikipedias Program/Report

Supporting Indian Language Wikipedias Program/Report

Posted by Gopala Krishna A at Apr 05, 2019 09:00 PM |

CIS-A2K team submitted Project Tiger final report.

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Design and the Open Knowledge Movement

Posted by Saumyaa Naidu at Mar 31, 2019 12:40 PM |

With the objective of connecting the open knowledge movement with design, the Access to Knowledge team at the Centre for Internet and Society co-organised the Wikigraphists Bootcamp India 2018 with the Wikimedia Foundation during September 28-30, 2018 in New Delhi. The event was held at the School of Design at Ambedkar University Delhi. As part of the bootcamp, a panel discussion was held in order to bring together design practitioners, educators, open knowledge contributors, and design students to explore how design and open knowledge communities can engage with each other. In this post, Saumyaa Naidu shares the learnings from the panel discussion aimed at exploring the potential collaborations between design and the open knowledge movement.

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Comments and Suggestions to the Draft Patent Manual March 2019

Posted by Achal Prabhala, Feroz Ali, Ramya Sheshadri, Roshan John and Anubha Sinha at Mar 21, 2019 09:05 PM |

A coordinated civil society response to the consultation on the Patent Manual. CIS provided comments on patenting of computer related inventions.

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Rejuvenating India’s Rivers the Wiki Way

Rejuvenating India’s Rivers the Wiki Way

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Mar 07, 2019 02:25 PM |

Tarun Bharat Sangh (TBS), an organisation working on rejuvenation of rivers in India, has began documentation of rivers on Wiki, especially to draw attention to and mitigate the crisis of toxic deposits facing more than 40 rivers in India. The work was started by Jal Biradari, TBS’s Maharashtra based group, in Sangli district with the help of the Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team of CIS. Here is the report from the first pilot workshop conducted by CIS-A2K during 22-25 December 2018 at Tarun Bharat Sangh Ashram, in Alwar, Rajasthan.

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The city of Bhubaneswar is going Open

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at Mar 07, 2019 11:41 AM |

Bhubaneswar supporting the concept of Openness movement has joined as one of the ambassadors of the movement in the world by giving citizens the right to access the content online produced by the government and make use of the work.

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CIS-A2K Finance Officer: Call for application

Posted by Tito Dutta at Mar 07, 2019 07:50 AM |
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The Access to Knowledge team of the Centre for Internet and Society is seeking applications for the position of Finance Officer, to support its Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) Programme. The job application is open to women only.

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ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಯೋಜನೆ ಸಮಾವೇಶ ಮತ್ತು ತರಬೇತಿಯ ವರದಿ

Posted by Ananth Subray at Mar 07, 2019 02:35 AM |

ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯು ದಿನದಿಂದ ದಿನಕ್ಕೆ ಬಳಕೆಯಿಲ್ಲದೇ ಕುಂದುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಗ್ರಾಮೀಣ ಭಾಗದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮದ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಸರಿಯಾದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಕರಗಳು ಸಿಗುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಇಂತಹ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ, ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಉಳಿಸಿ ಬೆಳೆಸುವುದು ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗನ ಕರ್ತವ್ಯ. ಇದನ್ನೆಲ್ಲ ಗಮನದಲ್ಲಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು, ಸಂತ ಅಲೋಶಿಯಸ್ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ಆಶ್ರಯದಲ್ಲಿ ದಿನಾಂಕ ೦೯ ಹಾಗೂ ೧೦ ನೇ ಫೆಬ್ರುವರಿ, ೨೦೧೯ ರಂದು ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಯೋಜನೆ ಸಮಾವೇಶ ಮತ್ತು ತರಬೇತಿಯನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಲಾಯಿತು.

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Train the Trainer program 2018

Train the Trainer program 2018

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at Mar 06, 2019 08:10 AM |

Trainer the Trainer program is an annual three days residential program organised by the Access to Knowledge Program of Centre for Internet and Society. The program identifies the community leaders and brings Wikimedians from and around the SAARC countries to train them and provide mentorship in their work.

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Marathi Language Fortnight Workshops 2019

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Feb 26, 2019 04:35 PM |

Maharashtra is a state which is rich in diversity in terms of language and culture seen in its various regions such as Konkan, Marathwada, Western Maharashtra, Northern Maharashtra and Vidarbha. Awareness needs to be created to make Wikimedia movement inclusive and diverse in these geographical regions as well as in their social strata.

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Mini MediaWiki Training Theni

Posted by Ananth Subray at Feb 13, 2019 02:34 AM |

CIS-A2k is trying to strengthen the MediaWiki movement in India, and over the last six months, the team has collaborated with different Indian Wikimedians and started a project called Indic-TechCom.

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Supporting Indian Community 2018: Needs Assessment

Posted by Tito Dutta at Feb 06, 2019 09:45 PM |
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The Wikimedia Foundation and Google worked in close coordination with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Wikimedia India chapter (WMIN) and user groups will pilot a program encouraging Wikipedia communities to create locally relevant and high-quality content in Indian languages. Here is the needs-assessment report.

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Marathi Wikipedia Workshop & 1lib1ref session at Goa University

Marathi Wikipedia Workshop & 1lib1ref session at Goa University

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Feb 01, 2019 09:00 PM |

Marathi language department of Goa University has initiated the process to document the culture of Goa on Marathi Wikipedia and Commons.

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CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy

CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy

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.

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