CIS-A2K/Reports/Newsletter/December 2021

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Access to Knowledge
 December 2021 
 Volume 12 

Wikimedia Workshop in Mass Communication department, PAH Solapur University[edit]

Punyashlok Ahilyabai Holkar Solapur University, Solapur has signed MoU with CIS-A2K to enrich the content on Wikimedia projects with the involvement of students. The workshop was conducted on 7 December 2021 to create content on Wikimedia projects. The students to create content as part of the online assignments curriculum. Due to the pandemic, the campus was closed just like other academic campuses and most of the students were from rural areas with poor economic backgrounds, hence could not afford the online training or editing. As the situation became better, the computer labs and some offline activities have been started by the university. In this workshop, a total of 30 students participated to learn basic Wikipedia editing and image uploading on Wikimedia Commons. The topics for the assignments were selected under the read more...

Festive Season 2021 edit-a-thon[edit]

CIS-A2K is running a series of mini edit-a-thons from October 2020. Festive Season 2021 edit-a-thon was the second iteration of Festive Season mini edit-a-thon. It was a two-days long edit-a-thon. The edit-a-thon was conducted on 11 & 12 December 2021. Out of 20 signed users, 11 editors contributed and created or developed content under this event. Most of the content is created on local Wikipedias. During the edit-a-thon, ~46 articles were created. A few editors also edited Wikidata. These 11 contributors were from 6 Indian languages read more...

Wikimedia Commons workshop in H. V. Desai College, Pune[edit]

CIS-A2K supported to H. V. Desai College, Pune program. The institute has taken initiative to form the 'Heritage Club' under the history department. This project is to document the history of Maharashtra State and Pune district has designed. The content enrichment is done on various Wikimedia Projects through students and faculty. The workshop was conducted from 21-22 December 2021. 24 volunteers participated for these two days. The first session was on 'Introduction to Wikimedia projects and read more...

Relicensing sessions with authors & copyright holders[edit]

CIS-A2K is focusing on and promoting the relicensing process for the last 3-4 years. Every month A2K tried to work on the same process. According to authors and copyright holders approach A2K worked on this stuff and engaged writers with Wikimedia platforms. In December, four such online sessions were conducted. After the sessions, one author & one copyright holder completed the read more...


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