Centre for Internet & Society

Telugu Wikipedia stall at Vijayawada Book Festival

by Pavan Santhosh

The Telugu Wikipedia community put up a stall at the Vijayawada Book Festival in January, in order to increase reach of the regional language encyclopaedia.

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Google-translated Telugu articles prioritisation exercise: January iteration

by Pavan Santhosh

The January iteration of the Google-translated Telugu articles prioritisation exercise took place online.

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Mini TTT and MWT held in Kolkata

by Tito Dutta

A regional version of Train The Trainer and MediaWiki Training was recently conducted in Kolkata.

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Adikavi Nannaya University Telugu Wikipedia Workshop

by Pavan Santhosh

A Telugu Wikipedia introductory workshop was conducted for the students of Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajahmundry between 6- 7 January, 2017.

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Orientation & Training session of Jalbiradari Activists

by Subodh Kulkarni

An Orientation & Training session of Jalbiradari Activists was held on 4 January, 2017

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Comments on the Draft National Policy on Software Products

by Anubha Sinha, Rohini Lakshané, and Udbhav Tiwari

The Centre for Internet & Society submitted public comments to the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Information & Communications Technology, Govt. of India on the National Policy of Software Products on December 9, 2016.

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Odia Wikipedia: Sambalpur University Workshop

by Sailesh Patnaik

An Odia Wikipedia orientation-cum-workshop program was organised for the students of Sambalpur University on 27 November, 2016.

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4 tips for DIY makers

by Subhashish Panigrahi

I started learning stencil printing and hand lettering this year, and became quite enthralled with it. These age old techniques really add something special to postcards, which I usually send to myself, my wife, and my friends while traveling.

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Should Indian Researchers Pay to Get their Work Published

by Muthu Madhan, Siva Shankar Kimidi, Subbiah Gunasekaran and Subbiah Arunachalam

We raise the financial and ethical issue of paying for getting papers published in professional journals. Indian researchers have published more than 37,000 papers in over 880 open access journals from 61 countries in the five years 2010-14 as seen from Science Citation Index Expanded. This accounts for about 14.4% of India’s overall publication output, considerably higher than the 11.6% from the world. Indian authors have used 488 OA journals levying article processing charge (APC), ranging from INR 500 to US$5,000, in the five years to publish about 15,400 papers.

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Adopting ORCID as a Unique Identifier will Benefit all Involved in Scholarly Communication

by Subbiah Arunachalam and Muthu Madhan

ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a nonprofit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. Together with other persistent identifiers for scholarly works such as digital object identifiers (DOIs) and identifiers for organizations, ORCID makes research more discoverable.

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