WikiConference India 2011/Submissions/Wikipedics without Borders – How rural activists and NGOs can further the Wikipedia cause
This is an open submission for WikiConference India 2011.
- 06:21, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
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Wikipedics without Borders – How rural activists and NGOs can further the Wikipedia cause
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A major challenge of wikipedia has always been, "Tapping on latent knowledge of niche communities and encouraging them to share it."
Often the repositories of such information are people who are yet to gain access to schools, let alone the internet. But these people, have highly developed mechanisms like oral history to pass on traditional knowledge from one generation to another. There are several such communities in India, who are yet to have an opportunity to “tell their story, their history ”. Rural activists and NGOs have provided a voice to their needs and achievements in the past 64 years of Indian Independence. They provide an intangible link between the two worlds ( onine and offline) that exist in the world today.
Tapping on their expertise, their access, should be the next frontier of the Wiki movement. This paper tries to examine how activists and NGOs can tap on traditional knowledge in India, to share on Wikipedia.
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