Centre for Internet & Society

The key mandate of the Access to Knowledge project at CIS (CIS-A2K) is to work towards catalysing the growth of the open knowledge movement in south Asia and in Indic languages. From September 2012, CIS has been actively involved in growing the open knowledge movement in India through a grant received from the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF). The current focus of the CIS-A2K team spans over 5 language areas (Kannada, Konkani, Marathi, Odia, and Telugu), 2 community strengthening initiatives, and 6 stand-alone Wikimedia projects.

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Mission

The mission of CIS-A2K is to catalyze the growth of open knowledge movement in South Asia and in Indic languages. Within the Wikimedia universe CIS-A2K specifically strives to further grow the Indic and English Wikimedia projects and communities by:

  • supporting and serving the Indian Wikimedia communities in all possible ways;
  • building institutional partnerships;
  • bringing more content under free license;
  • designing and executing projects with community participation;
  • strengthening the Wikimedia volunteers; and
  • fostering and enabling an appropriate legal and technological ecosystem.

 

Work Plans

Work plans and other programme documents can be accessed here:

 

Activities and Feedback

If you have a general proposal/suggestion for Access to Knowledge team you can write on the requests page. If you have appreciations or feedback on our work, please share it on feedback page.

 

Recent Posts

Blog Entry Odia Wikisource to Celebrate Its First Anniversary in Bhubaneswar by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Dec 15, 2015 08:19 AM
Odia Wikisource, a sister project of Odia Wikipedia and a free online Odia-language library is celebrating its first anniversary in Bhubaneswar tomorrow i.e., 25th October, 2015.
Blog Entry WikipediansSpeak: Telugu Language Library Catalog Project Helps Wikipedia Grow by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Dec 15, 2015 08:06 AM
In 2013, the interview project “WikipediansSpeak” was launched in response to observations that many noteworthy Wikimedians were being underrepresented both locally and globally. Not just them personally—their work, and the communities they represent, were also unknown to the Wikimedia community and the outside world.
Otago Southland are the Coolest by Prasad Krishna — last modified Dec 15, 2015 08:06 AM
LIANZA Otago Southland are delighted to announce our speaker, Subhashish Panigrahi (@subhapa), from the Centre for Internet and Society’s Access To Knowledge programme, will be tuning in via the interwebs from India to share his vision of Guerilla GLAM, describe case studies of these initiatives in India, as well as touching on the creation of documentaries, learning resources and promotional material from acquired content.
Wikipedia workshop at Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Science, Pune Oct 09, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Science, Opp. Bank of Maharashtra, Narhe, Pune, by Abhinav Garule
The goal of this Wikipedia workshop is to increase awareness about Wikipedia and equip its participants with the rudiments of contributing to Wikipedia, and to introduce it as a concept to them. The participants will be learn about Wikipedia and its sister projects. Furthermore, they will be encouraged to contribute in these projects.
Unable to read Odia on your android device? Don’t fret! by Prasad Krishna — last modified Dec 15, 2015 08:04 AM
If you get only boxes in place of Odia fonts in your Android device then it does not support the language. So you need to install Odia font in your smart phone; one way is to root it, but it’s not without cons.
Wikipedia Workshop in the Theme of "Sau Dhuni Teen" in Pune University from Aug 20, 2015 09:30 AM to Aug 21, 2015 05:30 PM Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, by Abhinav Garule
A Wikipedia workshop is being planned to be organised in the Srimati Savitribai Phule Pune University on the 20th August 2015. Under the scope of “Sau Dhuni Teen” project, the workshop is focused on building resources in Indian languages for women's studies on Wikipedia and equip its participants with the rudiments of contributing to Wikipedia, and to introduce it as a concept to them.
ଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱରରେ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆର ୧୩ ତମ ଜନ୍ମତିଥି ପାଳନ, ୨୦୧୫ ଜୁନ ୩ ତାରିଖ by Prasad Krishna — last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:17 PM
ତାରିଖ ଏବଂ ସମୟ: ୨୦୧୫ ଜୁନ ୩ ତାରିଖ, ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟା ୫ ଟା ସ୍ଥାନ: ପଦାର୍ଥ ବିଜ୍ଞାନ ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠାନ, ସଚିବାଳୟ ମାର୍ଗ, ଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱର, ଓଡ଼ିଶା କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ ସବିଶେଷ: https://or.wikipedia.org/s/sml
Odia Wikipedia celebrates 13 years of free knowledge contribution at Bhubaneswar by Prasad Krishna — last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:18 PM
Odia Wikipedia, one of the first of several Indian language Wikipedia projects is ready to celebrate 13 glorious years of free knowledge contribution on June 3.