CIS-A2K/Reports/CIS-A2K Quarterly Report 4/Publicity, Research and Documentation

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The publicity, research and documentation efforts of CIS-A2K during the quarter July-Sept. 2014 are listed below against each month.

July 2015[edit]

Articles / Blog Entries[edit]

  1. Aircel & Wikimedia Foundation announce Wikipedia Zero (by Dr. U.B.Pavanaja, Prajavani, July 3, 2014). As per this, users of Aircel need not pay for data for accessing Wikipedia.
  2. ଇଣ୍ଟରନେଟରେ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଅକ୍ଷରସଜ୍ଜା (by Subhashish Panigrahi, Samaja, July 4, 2014).
  3. State of Odia Language in Computing and Future Steps (by Subhashish Panigrahi, Sovereign for national Level Seminar on "Computer Application and Odia Language", July 7, 2014).
  4. ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା ବିକାଶର ରାସ୍ତା (by Subhashish Panigrahi, The Sambad, July 23, 2014).
  5. Wiki Loves Pride 2014 and Adding Diversity to Wikipedia (by Dorothy Howard, Wikimedia Blog, July 25, 2014).
  6. Doctors and Translators Are Working Together to Bridge Wikipedia's Medical Language Gap (by Subhashish Panigrahi, Global Voices, July 27, 2014). This was re-published on the Wikimedia Blog, July 30, 2014.
  7. Classical Odia Language in the Digital Age (by Subhashish Panigrahi, Odisha Review, posted on July 28, 2014). The essay was published in the magazine’s June edition.

Event Organized[edit]

  1. Open Knowledge Day (co-organized by Mysore University and CIS-A2K, Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies, University of Mysore, July 15, 2014). The event coincided with the Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin from July 15 to 17. Dr. U.B.Pavanaja conducted the event.

Participation in Events[edit]

  1. National Level Seminar on Computer Application and Odia Language (organized by Institute of Odia Studies and Research, July 6, 2014). Subhashish Panigrahi was a panelist.
  2. Open Knowledge Festival 2014 (organized by Google, Omidyar, et.al., Berlin, July 15 – 17, 2014). Subhashish Panigrahi represented India as the India Ambassador of OpenGLAM local and made a presentation.
  3. # NAMA: The Future of Indic Languages (organized by Medianama, The Oberoi Hotel, Bangalore, July 24, 2014). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja and Subhashish Panigrahi participated in the event.
  4. Kannada Wikipedia Presentation for Kannada Science Writers (organized by Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishath at PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga, July 29, 2014). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja gave the presentation and demo. Thirty-two participants attended the workshop.
  5. Kannada Wikipedia Presentation for Students and Research Scholars (organized by Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga, July 30, 2014). Dr. U. B. Pavanaja gave the presentation and demo. 37 participants attended the presentation.
  6. Talk about Kannada Wikipedia (organized by District Kannada Sahithya Parishath, S.M. Pandit Auditorium, Gulbarga, July 30, 2014). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja gave a talk as inaugurator of the first session of the Jilla Sahithya Sammelana (district literary festival). About 600 people attended this talk.

News and Media Coverage[edit]

CIS-A2K team gave its inputs to the following media coverage:

  1. Wikipedia edit-a-thons to add content on LGBTs (by Renuka Phadnis, The Hindu, July 7, 2014).
  2. Font problem hits Odia (by Bibhuti Barik, The Telegraph, July 7, 2014).
  3. Four volumes of Kannada Encyclopaedia digitised (by R. Krishna Kumar, The Hindu, July 12, 2014).
  4. ‘ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಶ್ವಕೋಶ’ಕ್ಕೆ ಇನ್ನು ಲೈಸೆನ್ಸ್ ಹಂಗಿಲ್ಲ (Prajavani, July 14, 2014).
  5. Soon, all 14 volumes of Kannada encyclopaedia to be online (by R. Krishna Kumar, The Hindu, July 15, 2014).
  6. ವಿಕಿಪಿಡಿಯಾಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಶ್ವಕೋಶ (Kannada Prabha, July 15, 2014).
  7. ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಶ್ವಕೋಶದ ಆರು ಸಂಪುಟ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾಗೆ (Udayavani, July 15, 2014).
  8. ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾದಲ್ಲಿ kannada ವಿಶ್ವಕೋಶ : ಈಗ ಆನ್ ಲೈನ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ 6 ಸಂಪುಟಗಳು ಮುಕ್ತ…ಮುಕ್ತ……(Just Kannada, July 15, 2014).
  9. Six Kannada encyclopaedias released (Webindia 123, July 15, 2014).
  10. 150 Rare Books Get New Lease of Life Online, Courtesy Students (by Anila Backer, New Indian Express, July 15, 2014).
  11. Open Access: Students help revive and digitize rare books for Malayalam Wiki Library (Spicy IP, July 15, 2014).
  12. 'Trolled' from US Congress, Wikipedia bans edits (by Narayan Lakshman, The Hindu, July 25, 2014).
  13. Telugu Wikipedia struggles to stay afloat (by Renuka Phadnis, The Hindu, July 27, 2014).
  14. The joys of being a Wikipedian (by Svetlana Lasrado, New Indian Express, July 29, 2014).
  15. Kannada Wikipedia Presentation (Vijayavani, July 30, 2014).
  16. Kannada Wikipedia Presentation for Kannada Science Writers (Prajavani, July 31, 2014).

August 2015[edit]

Blog Entries[edit]

  1. We are Wikipedia (by Subhashish Panigrahi, Global Voices Online, June 18, 2014)
  2. OpenGLAM at Wikimania 2014 (by Subhashish Panigrahi, OpenGlam, August 27, 2014)

News and Media Coverage[edit]

CIS-A2K team gave its inputs to the following media coverage:

  1. Now, Christ students will contribute to Wikipedia (by H.M.Shruthi, Deccan Herald, August 5, 2014).
  2. CIS-A2K Signs MoU with Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada (Eenadu, August 15, 2014).
  3. ALC signs MoU for better net access (The Hindu, August 15, 2014).

September 2015[edit]

A short documentary on notable Odia language author Ramakrushna Nanda featuring interviews of his son Prabhat Kumar Nanda and daugher-in-law Anasuya Nanda (editor of Odia magazine the "Sansar" that was founded by Ramakrushna Nanda). 6 books authored by Ramakrushna Nanda including an encyclopedia were relicensed under CC-by-SA 4.0 by CIS-A2K's effort.

Blog Entries[edit]

  1. Expanding the World of Telugu Wikipedia – CIS-A2K and ALC join hands (T.Vishnu Vardhan and Rahmanuddin Shaik; September 17, 2014).
  2. We are Wikipedia (Subhashish Panigrahi; Wikimedia Deutschland; August 25, 2014). Wikimedia Deutchland have included a paragraph about WeAreWikipedia on their blog. (This was published in August but mirrored on our website in September).

Event Organized[edit]

  1. Kannada Wikipedia Workshop. (Tumkur University; Tumkur; September 27, 2014). Dr. U.B.Pavanaja lead the conduction of the workshop. Kannada Wikipedians Harish M G and Harish K C also participated as facilitators. Fifty people participated in the event.

Event Co-organized[edit]

  1. Kannada Wikipedia Workshop (Organized by Basaveshwara Science College and CIS-A2K; September 20, 2014). Dr. U.B.Pavanaja conducted the workshop.

News and Media Coverage[edit]

CIS-A2K team gave its inputs to the following media coverage:

  1. Implementation of IT in Kannada (Prajavani; September 21, 2014).
  2. 105 Kannada books released under Creative Commons (Shyam Prasad S; Bangalore Mirror; September 29, 2014).

Participation in Events[edit]

  1. State Level Seminar on "Odia alphabet and order teaching in primary education(Co-organised by Institute of Odia Studies and Research and Odia Bhasa Pratisthan, Bhubaneswar; September 14, 2014). Subhashish Panigrahi participated in the event and discussed about the applied aspects of Odia language in the context of primary education and need for reforms in the total number and order in the character-set citing problems with computer and internet.
  2. Publishing Next (Organised by CinnamonTeal Publishing; Goa; September 19–20, 2014). T. Vishnu Vardhan was a panelist at the 5th edition of Publishing Next, the annual conference on the future of publishing. He spoke on Open Access, Copyright and Copyleft.