CIS-A2K/Reports/Newsletter/February 2022

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Access to Knowledge
February 2022
Newsletter
Volume 02

Wikimedia session with WikiProject Rivers team[edit]

Tarun Bharat Sangh in collaboration with CIS-A2K, is looking forward to posting two Wikimedians in Residence for its project locations in Rajasthan and Maharashtra. These wikimedians will be based in different rivers basins and will collect and post data like current rain-water harvesting structures, length and width, videos and photos during river walks, points of tributaries confluence, pollution drains, landmarks, interviews of prominent personalities, schools, colleges, universities, cropping pattern, maps, GPS coordinates, etc. The first session on Wikimedia Commons for TBS volunteers and key persons was conducted on 4 February 2022 to discuss the uploading procedure, categorisation and program timeline. Total 8 members participated in this online event read more...

Indic Wikisource online meetup[edit]

Indic Wikisource Community online meet poster

This Online meetup was organized to discuss and plan the coming Wikisource proofreadthon 2022 and International Mother Language Day celebration. This was an India level virtual meet where community members or Wikisource editors can interact with each other. During the meet, anyone could ask upcoming proofreadathon. Apart from it, queries regarding Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon March 2022, gift and prizes for the contest selection and suggestion read more...

International Mother Language Day 2022 edit-a-thon[edit]

International Mother Language Day 2022 edit-a-thon poster

International Mother Language Day 2022 edit-a-thon was an edit-a-thon that was conducted for two days based on the occasion of International Mother Language Day. This edit-a-thon is part of the mini edit-a-thon series. The edit-a-thon took place on 19 and 20 February. During these days, Wikimedians created or developed content regarding languages, directly or indirectly. The participants were from 6 languages, Assamese, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Santali, Telugu. From all Wikimedia project editors. especially, edited Wikipedias. Wikisource and Wikidaate were also edited. Around 34 articles were created read more...

Wikimedia Commons workshop for Rotary Water Olympiad team[edit]

CIS-A2K has been in partnership with the Rotary Water Olympiad team to enrich content related to water on Wikimedia projects. On the occasion of 'World Water week', we have planned a photography campaign cum contest - Pune Nadi Darshan 2022 - on Wikimedia Commons. In this contest participants will capture the images of rivers in Pune district and upload on Commons. To introduce and train the team of Rotary Water Olympiad to Wikimedia Commons, A2K conducted an online session on 24 February. In two hour session, we introduced them to copyright, licenses and how they can upload the media file on Wikimedia Commons. Participants get involved in the training session enthusiastically. They will use their learnings to facilitate an online campaign cum photography contest. read more...

Ongoing event[edit]

Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon March 2022[edit]

CIS-A2K is organising a Wikisource proofreadathon from last year. In this month, from 1 March 2022 proofread-a-thon is going on and it will run till 15 March. From nine communities, volunteers signed up for contributing to the event. Anyone can participate in the March proofreadathon and for participating read more...

Upcoming events[edit]

International Women's Month 2022 edit-a-thon[edit]

Every year Wikimedia world celebrates the month of March with the full of energy. There are many campaigns that lead the month such as Art+Feminism, Women in Red, Wikigap and so on. CIS-A2K also put its efforts to engage Indic communities for this month. So, this year A2K is going to conduct one more mini edit-a-thon on the occasion of International Women's Month 2022. This will be a two-day long edit-a-thon which is to be conducted on 19 March and 20 March 2022. Punjabi community is going to involve for these two days with the same idea on the same dates. We would invite all Indian communities or individuals to participate in this edit-a-thon and create or develop the content for your languages. The event page link is here.

Pune Nadi Darshan 2022[edit]

On the occasion of 'World Water week', CIS-A2K and Rotary Water Olympiad team have planned a photography campaign cum contest - Pune Nadi Darshan 2022 - on Wikimedia Commons from 16 March to 16 April 2022.

Annual proposal[edit]

CIS-A2K is currently working to prepare our next annual plan for the period 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023. The plan will be submitted under the upcoming round's Community Fund (SAARC region) and is expected to be published around 14 April. Please write program(_AT_)cis-india.org for any suggestion/query.