Centre for Internet & Society

Tulu Wikipedia Editathon to Improve Quality of Articles in Tulu Wikipedia

by Prasad Krishna - Shri Ramakrishna

The Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) organized a Wikipedia editathon for improving Tulu Wikipedia. Dr. U.B. Pavanaja conducted the sessions.

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IP Meetup #02: Prabir Purkayastha on the CRI Guidelines and software patenting in India

by Anubha Sinha - The Centre for Internet and Society, B 1/8, Near Crunch Gym, Hauz Khas, Delhi, 110016

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Digitisation sprint at Andhra Loyola College Vijayawada to bring more books on Telugu Wikisource

by Pavan Santhosh - Andhra Loyola College, Off Eluru Road, Behind Vinayak Theater, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 520008

This 12th, A digitisation sprint is being organised for student Wikipedians of Andhra Loyola College Vijayawada. Students will learn about scanning books, will use OCR engine and digitise books on Telugu Wikisource. The event is organised by CIS-A2K where Telugu Wikimedian Viswanadh will be participating to mentor the new Wikimedians.

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IP Meetup #01: Prof. Biswajit Dhar on 'Intellectual Property issues: The Way Forward post Nairobi WTO Ministerial'

by Anubha Sinha - The Centre for Internet and Society, B 1/8, Near Crunch Gym, Hauz Khas, Delhi, 110016

Prof. Biswajit Dhar will deliver a short talk on what the WTO Nairobi Ministerial means for intellectual property issues, and the way forward, on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Centre for Internet & Society's Delhi office, at 4 p.m.

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Geographical Indications in India Edit-a-thon

by Prasad Krishna - India

Between 25 January and 31 January 2016, CIS-A2K is organizing an edit-a-thon to celebrate India's republic day. The goal of this edit-a-thon is to create and improve Geographical Indications articles.

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Telugu Wikipedia Education Program at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada

by Pavan Santosh - Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

In collaboration with Andhra Loyola College (ALC), Vijayawada, Access to Knowledge programme (CIS-A2K) of the Centre for Internet and Society is opening up a Wikipedia Digital Centre in the college so that students and local Wikimedians could grow Wikipedia and other Wikimedia content in Telugu and other Indian languages. To begin with this, a two-day long Wikipedia Education Program is also being initiated which will continue to grow further by expanding local content on Wikipedia.

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English and Telugu Wikipedia edit-a-thon in Hyderabad

by Pavan Santosh -

After a long time, a collaborative Telugu and English Wikipedia edit-a-thon is being organised in Hyderabad on December 20.

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Odia Wikimedia community meetup at Cuttack

by Sailesh Patnaik -

Odia Wikimedians are planning to gather in Cuttack and discuss about future project ideas for the community.

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Talk on bringing 1000 books about the culture of Maharashtra on Marathi Wikipedia

by Subhashish Panigrahi - The Energy Resources Institute(TERI), near Domlur Club, Domlur, Bangalore 560071

Maharashtra Granthottejak Sanstha, a Pune based non-profit that was founded in Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade and colleagues in 1894, has recently announced to digitise their 1000 volumes of books centred around Peshwa culture. A discussion about digitising these books and making them available online on Marathi Wikisource is being organised on December 1 at the Energy Resources Institute(TERI), Bengaluru. Avinash Chaphekar, Joint Secretary of MGS will be addressing this talk.

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Workshop on Digital Annotation and Content Generation with research scholars in Pune

by Abhinav Garule - KSP Women’s Studies Centre, Pune

The Centre for Indian Languages in Higher Education (CILHE) is conducting a two-day workshop on Digital Annotation and Content Generation with research scholars at KSP Women’s Studies Centre, Pune on October 30-31, 2015.

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