This page is intended for communication, collaboration and co-ordination of work with and for the community involving the CIS-A2K team. The details of the program plan could be read here and the annual work plan here. We welcome any and all input.
If you have a general proposal or suggestion of new work the Access To Knowledge team should take on add it to the Requests page. If you have appreciations or feedback on the Access To Knowledge team's work, please share it at Appreciations and Feedback.
Access To Knowledge works to support initiatives of Indic language Wikipedias. Indic language community support in the form of on-ground outreach for Indic languages, co-ordination of online ambassadors (Indic-wp), recently incubated new languages and co-ordinates with Wikimedia Foundation to provide technical solutions to resolve current (& potential) issues on Indic languages are provided.
Outreach Programs at Access To Knowledge are managed by Nitika Tandon. Under this initiative we strive to support outreach sessions, train volunteers to conduct Wikipedia workshops and prepare also supports outreach sessions with guidance material.
The India Education Program is an initiative of Access To Knowledge. It involves designing and managing the Wikipedia India Education Program Pilot, co-ordination of Online/Campus Ambassadors (en-wp), information management and tracking of Wikipedia India Education Program.
Communications for Access To Knowledge involves internal community communications, supporting digital and social media outreach as well as press coverage. The communications initiative also assists in bringing out the India community newsletter - Wikipatrika.
Community support includes helping the Indic and English communities for participation and new editor contribution on wiki, Social media platforms, Outreach Programs, etc.
Access To Knowledge will be working closely with the community on a series of pilots with clear objectives, robust design and relevant progress parameters. » more
Team and Work
Team working on Access To Knowledge for India. » more
This was a competition to raise Wikipedia awareness and help students discover the joy of writing articles in their native language and an attempt to connect producers having knowledge in Gujarati to a wide audience of more than four lakh readers.
Some of the important points from this report are:
The communities that have made substantial progress in community building are Urdu, Oriya, Assamese, and Malayalam. (among this, for Urdu Wikipedia most of the activity is from Pakistan). The most recent entry to this club is Punjabi which will show up in the statistics of next few months.
Providing adequate support for newbies is very much required after each outreach. But many communities are failing here. This is affecting the conversion rate even though many outreach activities are happening across the country,
As seen in the past the readership of Indic language wikipedias is still growing up.