CIS-A2K/Reports/Newsletter/January 2022

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Access to Knowledge
January 2022
Newsletter
Volume 01

Launching of WikiProject Rivers with Tarun Bharat Sangh[edit]

Panoramic view of Agrani Lakhabai Bandhara, Khalati, Maharashtra

CIS-A2K has developed a partnership with Jalbiradari & Tarun Bharat Sangh (TBS) who have taken the initiative to build free knowledge repository on the water called ‘Jalbodh’ on Wikimedia platforms like Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource and Wikidata. The pilot project of six months has been launched to document one river basin each in Rajasthan and Maharashtra. We are organizing training workshops to create content on Wikipedia and other projects. The details of the collaborative events can be seen at - Partnerships under Project Jal Bodh - Knowledge resource on Water. TBS has released 90 books on rivers and water issues under a free license, which are available to the world for any use. The gallery can be accessed at – Books published by Tarun Bharat Sangh, India. This is a long-term project read more...

Launching of WikiProject Sangli Biodiversity with Birdsong[edit]

Spotted owlet at Willingdon college, Sangli

CIS-A2K has started a WikiProject on Sangli Biodiversity documentation with the Birdsong organisation. This project envisages different phases. The first workshop in the series was conducted on 16 January 2022 in the Birdsong office at Sangli. In this workshop, the members started organising their data and knowledge about birds and butterflies in the Sangli region and uploading the same on Wikimedia Commons. The topics covered in the training were - Scope of Commons, Image guidelines, Copyrights, Quality images read more...

Progress report[edit]

CIS-A2K submitted the "Progress Report" on 30 January 2022 for the activities during the period 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021. CIS-A2K conducted and supported a series of Wiki-events, activities and programs for Wikimedia communities. To know the progress of our work read more...