CIS-A2K/Reports/Newsletter/July 2019

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Centre for Internet and Society
Access to Knowledge
July 2019
Volume 6
Mini TTT Hyderabad 2019

Retention is central theme of Mini TTT Hyderabad 2019. This event is designed to build leadership in community to work collaboratively in improving Retention. Sessions during Day 1 and first half of Day 2 were planned to help participants understand and work on retaining new Wikimedians. Existing active Wikimedians from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh participated. Later half of the second day was reserved for a session to apply ideas and plan emerged earlier read more...

Re-licensing sessions with authors and organisations

CIS-A2K facilitated the OTRS process of two organisations. Jnana Prabodhini and Saptahik Vivek Hindustan Prakashan Sanstha have released their 6 books and 8 volumes of encyclopedias respectively in CC-By-SA. As the organisations have solely published these books by sponsoring the writers, editors and designers, the authorised signatory of the organisation has to complete the OTRS process. The simple 'How to do' step by step manual was developed to facilitate this more...

Wikipedia workshop & Action Plan meeting at Solapur University
CIS-A2K representatives visited PAH Solapur University to finalise the action plan and MoU. The project was launched with orientation programme and Wikipedia workshop for the selected students and faculty on 18 & 19 July 2019. The detailed discussions with Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Head of the departments, faculty and administrative staff were held to finalise the operational framework and action plan for the academic year. read more...
Online Meeting with Punjabi Wikimedians

This meeting was the third online meetup of Punjabi Wikimedians on Google Hangouts. In this meeting, participants discussed to bring experienced Wikimedians on Wikipedia or other projects as active editors. It was discussed during the call that we should encourage experienced Wikimedians. read more...

Wikimedia Workshop on Rivers under Project Jalbodh

Many organisations and communities are working for more than 10 years in water sector in an organised way. They have built cumulative knowledge through action and research with an objective to disseminate it to the masses. Hence the 'Project Jalbodh' is being evolved to integrate this approach with the Wikimedia projects for mutually beneficial impact. Knowledge is to be presented in different forms, aspects and in appealing way. The interests and attention of the seeker should be taken into account. Therefore in many areas, the text is to be blended with media, data, graphs, maps etc to give holistic sense of knowledge. read more...

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