Tito Dutta | 13 Apr 10:45 2016
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CIS-A2K Newsletter March 2016

Hello,

Centre for Internet and Society’s Access To Knowledge (CIS-A2K) program
would like to share with you the newsletter below for the month of March
2016. We look forward to hear any feedback or input you might have.

== CIS-A2K Work-plan for July 2016 - June 2017 ==

Based on the learning and experience from its work with the Indic-language
Wikimedia communities, CIS-A2K has submitted its Annual Grant Proposal
along with a detailed work plan for the year 2016-2017.

Read the proposal and the work-plans:

⬤ Proposal form:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Proposal_form

⬤ Main work-plan page:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017

⬤ Kannada Work-plan:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017/Kannada

⬤ Konkani Work-plan:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017/Konkani

⬤ Marathi Work-plan:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017/Marathi

⬤ Odia Work-plan:
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Tito Dutta | 2 Apr 13:21 2016
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CIS-A2K workplan for 2016-17

​​Hello,
We want to inform you that CIS-A2K team has submitted workplan and proposal
for the year 2016-2017. These are the details:

   - Link to Workplan :
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017
   - Link to proposal :
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Proposal_form
   - Link to strategic plan :
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Strategic_plan_June_2016_-_July_2018
   - Link to budget :
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017/Budget

Please provide your valuable feedback here:
Regards
Tito Dutta
Programme Associate
CIS-A2K
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Subhashish Panigrahi | 25 Mar 02:22 2016

ମୋ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଗସ୍ତର ସଂକ୍ଷିପ୍ତ ସୂଚନା

୨୬ ତାରିଖ: ପୁରୀରେ ଉଇକିଆଳିଙ୍କ ସଙ୍ଗେ
ଭେଟ 
୨୭ ତାରିଖ: ଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱରରେ ୩ୟ ଜାତୀୟ ଭାଷା
ସମ୍ମିଳନୀରେ ଓଡ଼ିଆ
ଭାଷା-କମ୍ପୁଟରୀକରଣ ଆଲୋଚନାଚକ୍ର
(ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିଆଳି ଜ୍ଞାନରଞ୍ଜନ ସାହୁ ଓ
ନସିମ ଅଲ୍ଲିଙ୍କ ସହ)
୨୮ ତାରିଖ: ସମ୍ବାଦ ଓ ଆମ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ସହ ଏକ
ଉଚ୍ଚସ୍ତରୀୟ ବୈଠକ

ଅଧିକ ସୂଚନା: https://or.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:VP


Best!
Subhashish Panigrahi
Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge
Centre for Internet and Society |  <at> subhapa
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Tito Dutta | 24 Mar 12:14 2016
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Policy discussions

Hello,
A couple of months ago CIS-A2K published an Indic Wikipedia policies and
guidelines handbook [1] in order to support Indic Wikipedians to improve
their policy portals. Before and after the publication of the handbook we
talked to Indic Wikipedians and asked how should we go ahead with these
works and these are the suggestions we have received so far:
# Core content and other important policy pages should be created;
# Regular policy discussions should take place which will help to
collaborate understand a community's needs.
If you have any suggestion or idea, or if you want to prioritize any
particular policy, please let us know. Thanks for your support.

Footnotes
[1]
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indic_Wikipedia_Policies_and_Guidelines_Handbook.pdf
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Tito Dutta | 14 Mar 17:55 2016
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CIS-A2K Newsletter February 2016

​​
​​Hello,

Centre for Internet and Society’s Access To Knowledge (CIS-A2K) program
would like to share with you the newsletter below for the month of February
2016. We look forward to hear any feedback or input you might have.

Kannada Wikipedia anniversary: The Kannada Wikipedia (
https://kn.wikipedia.org/wiki/ಮುಖ್ಯ_ಪುಟ) is all set to celebrate its 13th
anniversary. The first ever edit on Kannada Wikipedia was made on 12 June
2003 with a message “Kannada Vishwa Koshakke Suswaagatha!” (meaning welcome
to the Kannada encyclopedia in Kannada). However, it took over a year—on12
July 2004 the first article about a city Shimoga (
https://kn.wikipedia.org/wiki/ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ) was created. Over the last decade
Kannada Wikipedia has been a great gamechanger for the Kannada language
where the Wikipedians have played a great role in making it a household
name—there were about 700,000 pageviews in December 2015. The annual
average of active editors for last year was 48, 91 (February) being the
highest and 22 (May) the lowest and 80 being the count in last December.
The peaks and valleys also signify that major outreach like Wikipedia
Education Program at Christ University Bengaluru could have boosted the
total number of editors during the months when the program was being rolled
out. Since its inception, the project has gone through many ups and downs
over time, the major one being a small community to edit and curate such a
high-level task of creating new articles in Kannada, editing and enriching
them with more information and citations, and cleaning up many articles.

Vasanth S.N. (https://kn.wikipedia.org/wiki/ಸದಸ್ಯ:VASANTH_S.N.) has been
editing the Kannada-language Wikipedia since 2006. As part of the
WikipediansSpeak series (https://blog.wikimedia.org/tag/wikipediansspeak/),
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Tito Dutta | 15 Feb 17:45 2016
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CIS-A2K January 2016 newsletter

​​Hello,

Centre for Internet and Society’s Access To Knowledge (CIS-A2K) program
would like to share with you the newsletter below for the month of January
2016. We look forward to hear any feedback or input you might have.

== WikipediansSpeak: Odia Wikisourcer shares her journey and goals ==

The most active editor on the Odia Wikisource (
https://or.wikisource.org/wiki/ପ୍ରଧାନ_ପୃଷ୍ଠା) is Pankajmala Sarangi (
https://or.wikisource.org/wiki/ବ୍ୟବହାରକାରୀ:Pmsarangi), a native of Odisha
who now lives in New Delhi, where she works at a non-profit. As a leader in
a broad community that is dominated by males (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_bias_on_Wikipedia)—indeed, she is the
most active contributor to the Odia-language Wikisource —we asked her to
share her journey and her goals to grow the project and community as part
of the “WikipediansSpeak (http://blog.wikimedia.org/tag/wikipediansspeak/)”
interview series.

What is the community like on the Odia Wikisource?

Pankajmala feels that the community is like her home. “I can’t tell how
happy I am after seeing that this one year-old project has already
digitized over 200 books. With more and more youth coming on the internet,
the internet won’t disappoint them when the type and search in Odia
language.”

What are projects that you would like to start or get help from the
existing community to grow?

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Tito Dutta | 2 Feb 19:51 2016
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7 more days to create or expand GI edit-a-thon articles

​​Hello, here is an update on Geographical Indications in India Edit-a-thon
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Events/Geographical_Indications_in_India_Edit-a-thon>.
We understand that perhaps 7 days (i.e. 25 January to 31 January) were not
sufficient to write on a topic like this, and/or you may need some more
time to create/improve articles, so let's extend this event for a few more
days. *The edit-a-thon will continue till 10 February 2016* and that means
you have got 7 more days to create or expand articles (or imprpove the
articles you have already created or expanded).
*Rules*

The rules
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Events/Geographical_Indications_in_India_Edit-a-thon#Rules>
remain unchanged. Please report your created or expanded articles
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Events/Geographical_Indications_in_India_Edit-a-thon>
.
*Joining now*

Editors, who have not joined this edit-a-thon, may also join now
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Events/Geographical_Indications_in_India_Edit-a-thon/Participants>
.
*Reviewing articles*

Reviewing of all articles should be done before the end of this month (i.e.
February 2016). We'll keep you informed. You may also check the event page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Events/Geographical_Indications_in_India_Edit-a-thon>
for more details.
*Prizes/Awards*

A special barnstar will be given to all the participants who will create or
expand articles during this edit-a-thon. The editors, who will perform
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Subhashish Panigrahi | 25 Jan 15:29 2016

[PRESS] Why It's Essential To Grow Indian-Language Wikipedias

*Why It's Essential To Grow Indian-Language Wikipedias*

On 15 January, Wikipedia, the free online encyclopaedia celebrated its 15th
birthday, meeting this milestone with 36 million articles in more than 290
languages (the English-language Wikipedia alone has crossed the 5-million
article mark
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/wikipedia/11969459/Wikipedias-5-million-articles-still-cover-less-than-5-per-cent-of-all-human-knowledge.html>).
But here I want to address some major questions that we need to ask as
Indians. First, what is the state of Indian-language Wikipedia projects?
What does India have to take from and give to Wikipedia?

With the growth of free and open source software in India, people are
equipped with more freedom than ever.
<http://www.gndec.ac.in/%7Elibrarian/sveri/dbit2306009.pdf> Especially with
the recent federal policy-level changes
<https://opensource.com/government/15/6/indian-government-includes-open-source-rfps>,
the nation is enjoying better collaboration with people of different
cultures speaking different languages.

However, there is a huge gap in the access to knowledge on the internet
domain. Of a population of about 1.26 billion only about 15-18% people are
connected online, largely from mobile devices. A tiny fraction of this
population comprises the technical community. It would be useful to have a
metric on the percentage of this community's contribution to grow the
languages of this country and its cultural heritage.

*Wikipedia as a family*

Wikipedia is not just an encyclopaedia. It is also a "family" of several
other Open Knowledge members. Wikipedia itself is available in over 290
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Jnanaranjan Sahu | 22 Jan 08:10 2016
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ଆଜି ସଂଧ୍ୟା ୮.୩୦ରେ ଆଲୋଚନା

ଓଡିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡିଆର ଉନ୍ନତି ଏବଂ
ଅନ୍ୟାନ୍ୟ ବିଷୟଗୁଡିକରେ ଆଲୋଚନା ପାଇଁ
ଏକ ଆଇଆରସି
ଅଲୋଚନା(IRC Chat) କରାଯିବ ।<br />
ଆଜି ସଂଧ୍ୟା ୮.୩୦ ରେ କରାଯିବ । <br />
ଆଲୋଚନା ବିଷୟବସ୍ତୁ:
* ନୂଆ ଉଇକିଆଳିମାନଙ୍କ ସହ ଚିହ୍ନା ପରିଚୟ
* ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡିଆ କିପରି ଅଧିକ ପ୍ରଚାର
ପ୍ରସାର ହେଇପାରିବ ସେ ବିଷୟରେ ଆଲୋଚନା
* ନୂଆ ପୁରୁଣା ଉଇକିଆଳି ମାନେ ପ୍ରଚାର
ପ୍ରସାର ପାଇଁ ନିଜର ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବ ଦେବେ
* ସଭ୍ୟମାନେ କିପରି ଉଇକିପିଡିଆରେ ଅଧିକ
ସକ୍ରିୟ ରହିବେ(ଅସୁବିଧା ବିଷୟରେ ଆଲୋଚନା)
* ଉଇକିପଡିଆ ଓ ଆର୍ଥିକ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ବିଷୟରେ
ନୂଆ ଉଇକିଆଳି ମାନଙ୍କୁ ଧାରଣା
* ମତ ଓ ମନ୍ତବ୍ୟ
* ଆଉ କିଛି ଥିଲେ ଏଠି ଲେଖନ୍ତୁ
ଭାଗ ନେବା ପାଇଁ ଏଇ [http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=wikipedia-or ଲିଙ୍କ]
ଯାଅନ୍ତୁ ।<br />
ସମୟରେ ପରିବର୍ତ୍ତନ ଚାହୁଁଥିଲେ ଏଠାରେ
ଲେଖନ୍ତୁ (ଅଧିକ ସଭ୍ୟ ନ ରହିପାରିଲେ ବଦଳା
ଯାଇପାରେ)।

*IRC (Internet Web Chat)ରେ କିପରି ଭାଗନେବେ:*

   - Open http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=wikipedia-or

   - Give your full name in "*Nick: "*
   - The Channel name should be #wikipedia-or (by default)
   - Click the check box for CAPTCHA verification
   - Press *connect*.
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Tito Dutta | 22 Jan 07:58 2016
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Geographical Indications in India Edit-a-thon starts on 25 January - in 3 days

​​Hello,
The planned Geographical Indications in India Edit-a-thon is going to start
on 25 January, and it will continue till 31 January. The goal of this
edit-a-thon is to create and improve Geographical Indications articles.

Thanks to everyone who have shown interest in this initiative.
If you have not signed up still, but want to join, *please sign up now*.
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Events/Geographical_Indications_in_India_Edit-a-thon

Please feel free to share this message with any other Wikipedian who may be
interested in this activity.
Thanks
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Jnanaranjan Sahu | 20 Jan 11:11 2016
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ଆଇଆରସି ଅଲୋଚନା(IRC Chat)

ଓଡିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡିଆର ଉନ୍ନତି ଏବଂ
ଅନ୍ୟାନ୍ୟ ବିଷୟଗୁଡିକରେ ଆଲୋଚନା ପାଇଁ
ଏକ ଆଇଆରସି
ଅଲୋଚନା(IRC Chat) କରାଯିବ ।<br />
ଏହା ଶୁକ୍ରବାର ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟା ୮.୩୦ ରେ କରାଯିବ
। <br />
ଆଲୋଚନା ବିଷୟବସ୍ତୁ:
* ନୂଆ ଉଇକିଆଳିମାନଙ୍କ ସହ ଚିହ୍ନା ପରିଚୟ
* ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡିଆ କିପରି ଅଧିକ ପ୍ରଚାର
ପ୍ରସାର ହେଇପାରିବ ସେ ବିଷୟରେ ଆଲୋଚନା
* ନୂଆ ପୁରୁଣା ଉଇକିଆଳି ମାନେ ପ୍ରଚାର
ପ୍ରସାର ପାଇଁ ନିଜର ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବ ଦେବେ
* ସଭ୍ୟମାନେ କିପରି ଉଇକିପିଡିଆରେ ଅଧିକ
ସକ୍ରିୟ ରହିବେ(ଅସୁବିଧା ବିଷୟରେ ଆଲୋଚନା)
* ଉଇକିପଡିଆ ଓ ଆର୍ଥିକ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ବିଷୟରେ
ନୂଆ ଉଇକିଆଳି ମାନଙ୍କୁ ଧାରଣା
* ମତ ଓ ମନ୍ତବ୍ୟ
* ଆଉ କିଛି ଥିଲେ ଏଠି ଲେଖନ୍ତୁ
ଭାଗ ନେବା ପାଇଁ ଏଇ [http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=wikipedia-or ଲିଙ୍କ]
ଯାଅନ୍ତୁ ।<br />
ସମୟରେ ପରିବର୍ତ୍ତନ ଚାହୁଁଥିଲେ ଏଠାରେ
ଲେଖନ୍ତୁ (ଅଧିକ ସଭ୍ୟ ନ ରହିପାରିଲେ ବଦଳା
ଯାଇପାରେ)।

*IRC (Internet Web Chat)ରେ କିପରି ଭାଗନେବେ:*

   - Open http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=wikipedia-or

   - Give your full name in "*Nick: "*
   - The Channel name should be #wikipedia-or (by default)
   - Click the check box for CAPTCHA verification
(Continue reading)


Gmane