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Centre for Internet and Society
Access to Knowledge
Newsletter June 2020 Volume 6
Access to Knowledge
Online Meeting with Punjabi Wikimedians
CIS-A2K conducted an Online meeting for the Punjabi Wikimedia community. This was a one-hour community meeting where 14 Wikimedians took part. One of the important points of this meeting was to discuss the work that the Punjabi community will be doing for next year. During the meeting, it was decided that the community will work developing the top viewed or most viewed articles & Adopting the Wikipedia policies to Punjabi Wikipedia read more...
Expert talk on heritage documentation
CIS-A2K organised a Webinar titled as Photo documentation of historic objects along with authentic data. In the first session, Dr Suraj dealt with the fundamentals of heritage documentation. The topics covered were - objectives of documentation, personal biases & perceptions affecting the process, the importance of scales and the Government departments. The second session dealt with documentation of traditions, oral histories for building context to images and examples from Kanheri caves documentation read more...
Wikisource webinar for Kannada community
CIS-A2K conducted a Wikisource Webinar for Kannada community on 30 June 2020. A total of 9 community members took part in the event and the main spark of this event was Jayantanth. This session was dedicated to addressing the issues that are benign face by the Kannada community Wikisource contributors. In the session, some of the advance proofreading techniques were discussed and templates that are helpful for editing read more...
CIS-A2K facilitated the OTRS process with Narhar Kurundkar, Jai Nimbkar and Rajendra Mane. 15 books from these authors were released under CC-By-SA and uploaded them on Wikimedia Commons. As the organisations and Authors have 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 process.
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