Grants:APG/Proposals/2013-2014 round2/The Centre for Internet and Society/Progress report form/Q2

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Purpose of the report[edit]

This form is for organizations receiving Annual Plan Grants to report on their results to date. For progress reports, the time period for this report will the first 6 months of each grant (e.g. 1 January - 30 June of the current year). For impact reports, the time period for this report will be the full 12 months of this grant, including the period already reported on in the progress report (e.g. 1 January - 31 December of the current year). This form includes four sections, addressing global metrics, program stories, financial information, and compliance. Please contact APG/FDC staff if you have questions about this form, or concerns submitting it by the deadline. After submitting the form, organizations will also meet with APG staff to discuss their progress.

Global metrics overview - all programs[edit]

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees' programs. Please use the table below to let us know how your programs contributed to the Global Metrics. We understand not all Global Metrics will be relevant for all programs, so feel free to put "0" where necessary. For each program include the following table and

  1. Next to each required metric, list the outcome achieved for all of your programs included in your proposal.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome.
  3. In addition to the Global Metrics as measures of success for your programs, there is another table format in which you may report on any OTHER relevant measures of your programs success

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.

Overall[edit]

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved
2. # of new editors
3. # of individuals involved
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects


Telling your program stories - all programs[edit]

Please tell the story of each of your programs included in your proposal. This is your chance to tell your story by using any additional metrics (beyond global metrics) that are relevant to your context, beyond the global metrics above. You should be reporting against the targets you set at the beginning of the year throughout the year. We have provided a template here below for you to report against your targets, but you are welcome to include this information in another way. Also, if you decided not to do a program that was included in your proposal or added a program not in the proposal, please explain this change. More resources for storytelling are at the end of this form. Here are some ways to tell your story.

  • We encourage you to share your successes and failures and what you are learning. Please also share why are these successes, failures, or learnings are important in your context. Reference learning patterns or other documentation.
  • Make clear connections between your offline activities and online results, as applicable. For example, explain how your education program activities is leading to quality content on Wikipedia.
  • We encourage you to tell your story in different ways by using videos, sound files, images (photos and infographics, e.g.), compelling quotes, and by linking directly to work you produce. You may highlight outcomes, learning, or metrics this way.
  • We encourage you to continue using dashboards, progress bars, and scorecards that you have used to illustrate your progress in the past, and to report consistently over time.
  • You are welcome to use the table below to report on any metrics or measures relevant to your program. These may or may not include the global metrics you put in the overview section above. You can also share your progress in another way if you do not find a table like this useful.
Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) End of year (projected or actual) Comments
Example Example Example Example Example

Revenues received during this period (6 month for progress report, 12 months for impact report)[edit]

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
A B C D E F G H I J K

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Spending during this period (6 month for progress report, 12 months for impact report)[edit]

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

Table 3 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
A B C D E F G H I J J2 K
TOTAL B C D E F G H I J J2 N/A

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Compliance[edit]

Is your organization compliant with the terms outlined in the grant agreement?[edit]

As required in the grant agreement, please report any deviations from your grant proposal here. Note that, among other things, any changes must be consistent with our WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement.

Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

Are you in compliance with provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), and with relevant tax laws and regulations restricting the use of the Grant funds as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

Signature[edit]

Once complete, please sign below with the usual four tildes.

Resources[edit]

Resources to plan for measurement[edit]

Resources for storytelling[edit]


Basic entity information[edit]

Table 1

Entity information Legal name of entity The Centre for Internet and Society
Entity's fiscal year (mm/dd–mm/dd) April/01 - March/31
12 month timeframe of funds awarded (mm/dd/yy-mm/dd/yy) July/01/2014 - June/30/2015
Contact information (primary) Primary contact name T. Vishnu Vardhan
Primary contact position in entity Program director
Primary contact username Visdaviva
Primary contact email vishnu@cis-india.org
Contact information (secondary) Secondary contact name Sunil Abraham
Secondary contact position in entity Executive director
Secondary contact username --
Secondary contact email sunil@cis-india.org


Overview of this quarter[edit]

The purpose of this section is to provide a brief overview of this report. Please use no more than 1-2 paragraphs to address the questions outlined below. You will have an opportunity to address these questions in detail elsewhere in this report.

CHANGES: Please describe how you changed your plans and budget based on the FDC allocation approved by the Board in December 2012, and your rationale for these changes. You can then use the changed plans and budget as the basis on which to report back on the first quarter.

  • No major changes to the plans.

HIGHLIGHTS: What were 1–2 important highlights of the past quarter? (These may include successes, challenges, lessons learned.)

Odia Wikisource Main page screenshot.

A: Some of the most important highlights have been—

  • Odia Wikisource going live from incubation: One of the biggest achievements of this quarter has been getting the Odia Wikisource going live from incubation. The Wikisource went live on 20 October, 2014. CIS-A2K played an important role in content acquisition and bringing traction to the project. CIS-A2K has been privileged to be part of this success. On 28 November Odia Wikimedia community organized an event "Odia Wikisource Sabha 2014" to celebrate the 'going live' status of this project.
  • Partnerships with higher educational institutions: In this quarter CIS-A2K has partnered with several Higher Educational Institutions—
  1. St Aloysius College, Mangalore: CIS-A2K has partnered with St Aloysius College Mangalore for implementing Wikipedia in their Under Graduate Education program. CIS-A2K will provide help in designing the program and also in training the faculty and staff.
  2. University of Mysore: Partnership with University of Mysore continued during this quarter as well. A workshop was conducted for the Post Graduate students of Department of Journalism on editing Kannada Wikipedia. Efforts have been started to include Wikipedia as a subject for the B. Ed course.
  3. Christ university, Bangalore: CIS-A2K has continued its successful partnership with the Christ University in this quarter too.
  • Books and content release under Creative Commons (CC) license: In this quarter CIS-A2K was instrumental in negotiating with may authors/copyright holders to get the following books/content released under CC license:
  1. 55 Kannada language books of noted Kannada author Niranjana were released under CC-BY-SA 4.0 by his daughter Prof. Tejaswini Niranjana. This possibly is the largest ever content donation from a single author in India under a CC license.
  2. Department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka, re-licensed 22 Kannada books under CC-BY-SA 3.0 on Dec 27, 2014. CIS-A2K played a significant role in negotiating with the department to change the license terms from "All Rights Reserved" to CC. Soft-copies of these books have been acquired by CIS-A2K and will be digitized on Kannada Wikisource.

WIKI-FOCUS: What Wikimedia projects was your entity focused on (e.g., Wiki Commons, French Wiktionary) this quarter?
A: In this quarter CIS-A2K focused on:

GROWTH: How did your entity grow over the past quarter vs. the previous quarter (e.g., Number of active editors reached/involved/added, number of articles created, number of events held, number of participants reached through workshops)?

Project # of active contributors added # of articles created/
folios digitized
# events held # of participants reached through workshops
Kannada Wikipedia 19 121 2 75
Kannada Wikisource 2 361 0 0
Odia Wikisource (incubation) 52 1050 4 60
Telugu Wikipedia 20 266 3 100
Telugu Wikisource 23 3746 4 40

Financial summary[edit]

The FDC requires information about how your entity received and spent money over the past year. The FDC distributes general funds, so your entity is not required to use funds exactly as outlined in the proposal. While line-item expenses will not be examined, the FDC and movement wants to understand why the entity spent money in the way it did. If variance in budgeted vs. actual is greater than 20%, please provide explanation in more detail. This helps the FDC understand the rationale behind any significant changes. Note that any changes from the Grant proposal, among other things, must be consistent with the WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, must be reported to WMF, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement. The WMF mission is "to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally."

Revenues for this quarter[edit]

Provide exchange rate used:

  • 1US$ = INR 62.2

Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
OSF INR 1,496,802 1,496,802 24,095
Hans Foundation INR 8,796,150 7,995,792 7,995,792 141,599 128,715 Due to underspending in the grant less disbursal was granted
Kusuma Trust-UK INR 16,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 16,000,000 257,566 257,566
Privacy International INR 3,776,230 1,015,380 2,593,650 3,609,030 60,789 58,023 Donor is happy to give us a new project on Big Data
Wikimedia Foundation INR 18,406,454 7,000,000 5,000,000 12,000,000 296,304 193,174 Reduced Grant sanction from FDC/WMF
MacArthur Foundation INR 9,294,766 4,354,000 4,354,000 149,625 70,000 still under process
International Development Research Centre INR 18,700,000 9,700,000 9,700,000 301,030 156,149 still under process

* Provide estimates in US Dollars

  • Note: Q1 = April-June; Q2 = July-Sept; Q3 = Oct-Dec; Q4 = Jan-March

Spending during this quarter[edit]

Table 3 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
Staff Salaries INR 4,701,200 982,800 982,800 1,965,600 75,582 31,601 42% as per plan
Staff travel & stay INR 1,180,000 343,440 260,885 604,305 18,971 9,716 51% as per plan
Volunteer support INR 1,795,000 32,445 516,700 549,145 28,859 8,829 31% not many requests were received during this quarter
Events/Workshops/Meet-ups INR 1,145,000 0 31,252 31,252 18,408 502 3% though incurred will come into books next qtr
Digitization INR 125,000 72,168 0 72,168 2,010 1,160 57.7%
Consultants INR 550,000 70,999 40,000 110,999 8,842 1,785 20% as per plan
Consumables/printing/stationary/swag INR 610,000 0 1,947 1,947 9,807 31 0.2%
Miscellaneous INR 221,600 32,579 6,559 39,138 3,563 629 18%
Design/documentation/research INR 100,000 3,903 0 3,903 1,608 63 3.9%
Other Expenses INR 528,000 132,000 132,000 264,000 8,489 4,244 50% as per plan
Institutional Development INR 1,095,580 547,790 547,790 1,095,580 17,614 17,614 100% as per plan
TOTAL INR 12,051,380 2,218,124 2,519,933 4,738,057 193,752 76,175 39% N/A

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


  • Note: CIS-A2K has raised INR 754,299/- (i.e. US$12,126) other sources and in-kind support as part of its work in growing the Wikimedia projects and supporting the Wikimedia communities during this quarter.
We can provide a detailed account of this if requested to the FDC/WMF.

Progress toward this year's goals/objectives[edit]

This section addresses the impact of the programs / initiatives* and objectives your entity has implemented over the past quarter and the progress your entity is making toward meeting this year's goals. We understand that some metrics may not be applicable in this quarterly report, so please add metrics here if they are applicable.

*In the past, the FDC has used the term 'initiative', but we are using the term 'program.'

Program 1[edit]

Kannada Wikipedia and Kannada Wikisource
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • CIS-A2K has developed a detailed plan for this language in consultation with the Kannada community. The plan is available here and will give comprehensive idea of the objectives and the implementation strategy. We have also put out detailed metrics for this specific program that are available here.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Release of Niranjana's books under CC licence - 55 books written by famous Kannada writer Sri Niranjana were released under CC-BY-SA by his daughter Prof. Tejaswini Niranjana. This possibly is the largest content donation by a single author in India.
  • Partnership with St Aloysius College Mangaluru - CIS-A2K signed a MoU with St Aloysius College, Mangaluru, for implementing Wikipedian UG Education program at their college. CIS-A2K will help in designing the program and training the faculty and staff.
  • Partnership with University of Mysore - The partnership with University of Mysore continued during this quarter also. A workshop was conducted for the students of Master of Communication and Journalism on editing Kannada Wikipedia. Efforts have been started to include Wikipedia as a subject for the BEd course.
  • Christ University Partnership - The partnership with Christ University continued this quarter also. UG students of second semester continued digitisation of Kannada text in Kannada Wikisource as part of their assignments for internal assessments. They took up the task of digitising the pages of Mysore University Kannada Encyclopaedia into Kannada Unicode text. Students of fourth semester will write articles based on topics from their subject of study on Kannada Wikipedia.
  • Content donation by Government of Karnataka - Dept. of Kannada & Culture, Government of Karnataka, re-released 22 Kannada books under CC-BY-SA on 27 December. CIS-A2K put a lot of efforts in convincing the department to make this transition to CC License and Open Source mode of publishing. Softcopies of these books have been procured by CIS-A2K. They have to be uploaded into Kannada Wikisource.
  • Partnership with Karnataka Folklore University - Karnataka Folklore University, Shiggavi, near Haveri, is the first and only University in India of its kind. CIS-A2K had first meeting with the VC on the possibility of partnership on many areas. A proposal has been sent after the meeting.
  • Following are a few metrics to indicate the progress as against the language plan that CIS-A2K had implemented. CIS-A2K respectfully acknowledges that the following graphs are a result of the coordinated efforts between the Kannada Wikipedia community and CIS-A2K. Kannada Wikipedia community has played a very important role in the development of the Kannada Wikipedia and other projects.
Activities conducted.

In this quarter CIS-A2K conducted the following activities:

Kannada Wikipedian Tejas Jain speaks about the importance of Wikimedia movement
  • Three outreach sessions were conducted
  • A function was organised to celebrate the occassion of content donation by Prof. Tejaswini Niranjana. Prof. Niranjana has donated 55 books written by Shri Niranjana (Prof. Tejaswini Niranjana is Shri Niranjana's daughter and the copyright holder) a famous Kannada author.
  • An exploratory meeting to come up with a innovative partnership with Karnataka Folklore University, Shiggavi, near Haveri, which is the only University in India of its kind was conducted.
  • A workshop was conducted for the students of Master of Communication and Journalism on editing Kannada Wikipedia.
What worked and what did not?
  • Institutional partnerships opened up new vistas for engaging a vast untapped resources to be committed to the Wikimedia movement.
  • Continuous intervention by CIS-A2K team members helped in mobilisation of resources.
  • Digitisation and uploading of texts acquired by CIS-A2K under content donation programme have to be uploaded on Wikisource.

Any additional details:

  • Total number of editors grew by 12 which is comparable with the growth in other quarters. There is no remarkable change in the growth.
  • The number of new editors was 3, 9 and 9 respectively for October, November and December. These are slightly better than the previous quarter.
  • The number of active editors was 18, 32 and 32 respectively for October, November and December. The trends are almost the same as previous quarter.
  • Total number of articles in Kannada Wikipedia grew from 18121 to 19026 in this quarter. The number of new articles per day was 16 10 and 10 respectively for October, November and December. These are better than the previous quarter values.

Overall the statistics for Kannada Wikipedia has improved slightly in this quarter.


Program 2[edit]

Odia Wikipedia
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • CIS-A2K had developed a detailed plan for this program in consultation with the Odia community. This plan available here will give comprehensive idea of the objectives and the implementation strategy. We have also put out detailed metrics for this specific program that are available here.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
Author Nirmala Mohapatra on the day of relicensing her 21 books under CC-by-SA 4.0 license
  • During this quarter 67 books from seven different notable authors were relicensed under CC-by-SA 4.0 license in addition to the 34 books relicensed in the past. Out of these 67 books, about 25 are encyclopedic in nature and will benefit Odia Wikipedia after they get digitized and uploaded on Odia Wikisource. It is a matter of great pride that 8 of these books have been relicensed due to the continuous efforts of long-standing Odia Wikimedian Mrutyunjaya Kar.
  • A few students from Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore took interest in contributing to science related articles on Odia Wikipedia. They were supported with basic Wikipedia editing training and have started creating new articles and expanding the same.
Activities conducted.

In this quarter CIS-A2K's activities with reference to the Odia Wikisource are—

  • Content Acquisition and Re licensing CIS-A2K was instrumental in convincing the authors and copyright holders about the lack of longevity of the print book/content format and reuse of content in an open way. It was successful with its approach in negotiating and getting 47 books from seven famous Odia authors and relicensed the same under CC-by-SA 4.0 license during this quarter.
  • Support system for science related articles: A support system built for enhancing science related articles by a few students of IISC, Bangalore. Students were supported to create new articles and enhance existing one.
What worked and what did not?
  • The negotiation with copyright holders worked well. Learning from older and similar instances was useful while working with the authors.
  • The follow-up workshop at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal, Odisha could not happen because of the unscheduled field trips for students. This created a long gap for any follow-up session after the orientation session.
  • There was significant activity for Odia Wikipedia during this quarter because of the community and CIS-A2K both being involved in building community, relicensing content and digitization of books that is explained in details in the next section.

Any additional details:

  • Total number of editors grew in the second month of this quarter and remained almost the same for the third month as well. However, the third month statistics are based on the numbers available for the previous month. In reality these figures might show an upward trend and a spike in the number of editors and content.
  • The number of new editors shows growth in the second month and a small fall in the third month of this quarter whereas it has always had a steady growth in the previous quarter of this year and the same quarter of last year.
  • The number of active editors has peaked up with a sign of some growth whereas it went down in the previous quarter.
  • The number of very active editors has been the same and it is a concern as the number itself has been low historically. More effort needs to be put in place to improve this.


Program 3[edit]

Odia Wikisource as OER
The documentary "Odia: Silalekharu mobile", which captures views of notable authors, linguists, copyright holders on digitization of books and Odia Wikisource. The documentary was screened during "Odia Wikisource Sabha 2014", an e-publishing seminar at Bhubaneswar and Odia Wikisource workshop in New Delhi.
"Odia-Silalekharu mobile (Documentary)" © Produced by Subhashish Panigrahi, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 3.0.
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • CIS-A2K had developed a detailed plan for this program in consultation with the Odia Wikimedia community. The plan available here will give a comprehensive idea of the objectives and the implementation strategy. We have also put out detailed metrics for this specific program here.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Permission of license migration from "All Rights Reserved" to "CC-by-SA" from seven authors/copyright holders for 47 books was made during this quarter. Almost all the books were obtained as physical copies and one Wikimedian Sailesh Patnaik volunteered to take the responsibility for getting them scanning them towards end of this quarter.
  • The first ever Odia Wikisource Education Program at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar helped digitize 4 books by the contribution 43 students and 9 faculty.
  • An orientation session for Odia Wikisource contribution was organized in New Delhi where two Odia Wikisourcers are based. This was a stepping stone to build a community for Odia Wikimedia projects in Delhi that has more than 700,000 Odia language speakers.
  • Based on the feedback from the participants of the education program at KISS on the beginner's manual designed in the previous quarter, a new manual was designed and distributed among the participants at the workshop in Delhi. This three page manual also will help to enhance the help page on Odia Wikisource site.
Activities conducted.

In this quarter CIS-A2K's activities were—

  • Content Acquisition and Re licensing: CIS-A2K was instrumental in convincing authors and copyright holders about convincing the authors and copyright holders about the lack of longevity of the print book/content format and reuse of content in an open way.and reuse of content in an open way. It was successful with its approach in negotiating and getting 47 books from seven different notable authors relicensed under CC-by-SA 4.0 license during this quarter.
  • Odia Wikisource manual for new editors: An Odia Wikisource manual was designed and distributed during the Odia Wikisource workshop at Delhi. It gives an overview of the project (Odia Wikipedia), how it works and the need for people to participate and enrich it with more books. It details.
  • Campus program at KISS, Bhubaneswar: A campus program for engaging students and faculty at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) that was started in the previous quarter by CIS-A2K was successfully finished. By the end of the project 45 students and 9 faculty digitized 4 books on Odia Wikisource.
What worked and what did not?
  • Content acquisition and negotiation with authors/publishers/copyright holders worked really well for Odia Wikisource. The milestones CIS-A2K had set for this were almost fulfilled during this quarter.
  • There was a delay in the beginning for the Odia Wikisource Education Program at KISS both in the previous quarter and the current this quarter. The programme however picked up strength as it proceededand took off extremely well with students enthusiastically contributing to the project. The students continued to contribute even after the formal closure of the program. In fact the students have continued to contribute until the commencement of their university examinations. Based on the tremendous interest displayed CIS-A2K has plans to restart the program after the examinations.

Any additional details:


Program 4[edit]

Telugu Wikipedia and Telugu Wikisource
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • CIS-A2K had developed a detailed plan for this program in consultation with the Telugu community. This plan available here will give comprehensive idea of the objectives and the implementation strategy. We have also put out detailed metrics for this specific program that are available here.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • The first ever education program in Telugu, at ALC helped in digitizing about 30 different works in public domain and those donated by various authors. In all 12 students helped digitize 2000+ folios on Telugu Wikisource.
  • Wiki winter camp which was part of the ALC education program, resulted in 108 new articles in Physics and 20 new articles in Statistics.
  • Mediawiki hack-a-thon resulted in having few new gadgets enabled on Telugu Wikipedia.
  • Following are a few metrics to indicate the progress as against the language plan that CIS-A2K had implemented. CIS-A2K respectfully acknowledges that the following graphs are a result of the coordinated efforts between the Telugu Wikipedia community and CIS-A2K. Telugu Wikipedia community has played a very important role in the development of the Telugu Wikipedia and other projects.
Telugu Wikipedia
Telugu Wikisource
Activities conducted.

In this quarter CIS-A2K has conducted various activities:

  • India Community Consultation 2014: Telugu Wikipedians participated in the India Community Consultation 2014 (ICC 2014), which was a strategic community consultation about the future of Wikimedia work in India. In this consultation it was decided that CIS-A2K will work on "Library Support Network - for print only resources across India."
  • Wikipedia camp: Wikipedia camp was conducted in November 2014 at Andhra Loyola College (ALC), Vijayawada.
  • Production sprint: Production sprint for Physics and Telugu Wikisource at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada.
  • Catalogue licensing of Annamayya Sankeertana: Annamayya library from Guntur has created a comprehensive catalogue of Annamacharya songs Annamayya Sankeertana and this catalogue was released under CC-BY-SA license.
  • Hyderabad Book Fair: In December Telugu Wikimedians participated in the Hyderabad book fair.
  • MediaWiki Hack-a-thon: On 28 December a Mediawiki Hackathon workshop was conducted at Hyderabad. The theme of the event was Mediawiki, its extensions and tools to work around. 25 people participated in this event. Discussion topics of this workshop included: Uunderstanding MediaWiki software, Basic understanding of MediaWiki extensions, using Wikidata, geo-tagging etc.
What worked and what did not?
  • Partnership with ALC had a good impact on article creation at Telugu Wikipedia and digitization work at Telugu Wikisource. As per the MoU signed, Physics, Botany and Statistics are the fields where articles were to be created on Wikipedia, but we were unable to create many articles on Botany during this quarter. This shall be a priority task for CIS-A2K team during next quarter.
  • Efforts towards establishing a partnership with Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technology (RGUKT) did not take materialise this quarter due to the change of guard at the university. CIS-A2K intends to pursue the possible partnership with RGUKT with full vigour during the next quarter.
  • Partnership with Annamayya library has resulted in their catalogue and master index of Annamayya Sankeertanas being donated.

Any additional details:


Program 5[edit]

Tulu Wikipedia (Incubator)
Tulu Wikipedia workshop and edit-a-thon at Udupi, Karnataka
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • CIS-A2K had developed a detailed plan for this program in consultation with the Kannada and nascent Tulu community. This plan available here will give comprehensive idea of the objectives and the implementation strategy. We have also put out detailed metrics for this specific program that are available here.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Tulu wikipedia community galvanised around the importance of bringing Tulu wikipedia live from incubation, hence this quarter saw a lot of constructive activity.
  • CIS-A2K was able to revive existing volunteers from the Tulu community and bring in new volunteers.
  • Interest shown by the community regarding the 'edit-a-thons' and meet ups is a very encouraging sign.
Activities conducted.

Activities in this quarter were

  • In October, a workshop and an edit-a-thon were conducted at Udupi. 27 persons participated in this event and added about 150 articles in 3 days.
  • In November another workshop followed by edit-a-thon was conducted at Mangaluru. 24 persons participated in this event and added about 190 articles.
  • A meet-up of Tulu Wikipedians was organized at Mangaluru in December.
  • The statistics for Tulu Wikipedia in incubator by the end of the quarter is given below:
Statistics showcasing Tulu Wikipedia activity during this quarter
  • Total Number of articles (as on 10 Januray 2014): 781 (excluding the redirects)
  • Total number of editors: 68 (with more than 10 edits)

The project is growing both in terms of content and community and the substantial growth is showing now. CIS-A2K respectfully acknowledges the efforts of Tulu community which has played a very important role in the development of the Tulu Wikipedia.

What worked and what did not?
  • Motivating the Tulu community to organise the Tulu Wikipedia workshop cum edit-a-thon yielded positive results. There was a wholehearted support from the community for these activities which was displayed with additional vigour during the World Tulu Conference at Mangaluru.
  • Motivating the seasoned Tulu writers to contribute to Tulu Wikipedia did not yield much desired results. Mostly because of the fact that these people are quite aged and are not tech savvy.


Program 6[edit]

Creating Movement Resources
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
Odia Wikisource Handbook for new editors. This was distributed among participants of Odia Wikisource workshop at New Delhi
Odia Wikisource Handbook.pdf
  • As mentioned in the Work Plan 2014 - 2015, CIS-A2K planned for creating resources for new editors/contributors towards teaching and enabling language resources, language input, editing in Wikipedia, contributing in other Wikimedia projects, and general guidelines about Creative Commons and free software in this quarter.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • A beginner level handbook was designed for new Odia Wikisourcers. This in turn has opened a way to collect feedback from participants attending Odia Wikisource workshops, other Wikimedians and refine this to build an interactive help page on Odia Wikisource.
  • CIS-A2K as a part of its vision of developing Indian language Wikipedias has always supported and worked in developing Wikimedia projects that were not otherwise in the original plans.
Activities conducted.
  • Odia Wikisource manual: A beginner's manual with a step-by-step demonstration of creating an account, logging in, Odia input using ULS, keyboard layout and digitizing books on Odia Wikisource was designed. This was printed and distributed among participants of the Odia Wikisource beginner level workshop at Delhi.
What worked and what did not?
  • Collaborating with Wikimedians and interaction with new Wikisourcers was useful to learn understand the problems beginners would face while starting with Wikisource. This helped a lot to design a tutorial for Odia Wikisource. The print-ready handbook will help to make interactive web-based tutorials.

Any additional details:


Lessons learned[edit]

Lessons from this quarter[edit]

A key objective of the funding is to enable the movement as a whole to understand how to achieve shared goals better and faster. An important way of doing this is to identify lessons learned from entities who receive funds, and to share these lessons across the movement. The purpose of this section is to elicit some of these insights, which will be shared throughout the movement. Please answer the following questions in 1–2 paragraphs each.

What were your major accomplishments in the past quarter, and how did you help to achieve movement goals?

  • CIS-A2K has been able to build and sustain multi-institutional partnerships towards furthering the cause of Free and Open Knowledge Resources. CIS-A2K has been able to cultivate and groom students into a new role of Knowledge Producers. This move is a radical change as the higher education setup generally operates under the assumption that students are only passive receivers of knowledge and do not contribute in any way to the existing knowledge pool.
  • With carefully designed models of teaching and hands on sessions and offering both online and offline support CIS-A2K has been creating Knowledge-smiths across its partner institutions. CIS-A2K takes further pride in reporting that these activities of Knowledge creation and online participation in quality monitoring is happening in Indian Langauges, which clearly is the need of the hour.
  • CIS-A2K is slowly emerging as an institutional hub for the discussion, brainstorming, facilitation and coordiantion amongst the many Indian language communities and Wikimedia volunteers. The credibility that CIS-A2K has built up over a period of two years has clearly impacted many a governmental decisions and institutional partnerships. CIS-A2K has also facilitated in both vertical expansion of the movement by directly liaising with different kinds of educational, research and government institutions. It has also been crucial in the horizontal expansion of the movement by introducing multiple associations that can be forged with Wikimedia Foundation and its sister projects to researchers, artists and other professionals.

What were your major setbacks in the past quarter (e.g., programs that were not successful)?

  • Our Marathi work plan could not be achieved due to the non availability of a programme anchor. CIS-A2K intends to put out an advertisement to hire a capable and committed individual to anchor the Marathi language plan during the next quarter.
  • CIS-A2K had hoped to bring Tulu wikipedia live from its incubation.

What factors (organizational, environmental) enabled your success?

  • The strong work wave that CIS-A2K had worked towards helped us in this quarter in achieving our major accomplishments.
  • Academic schedules and increased availability of students time during this quarter resulted in the steady progress of CIS-A2K plans.
  • Internal course correction and expert advice regarding development of institutional partnerships helped CIS-A2K to minimise time loss.

What unanticipated challenges did you encounter and how did this affect what you were able to accomplish?

  • Sustaining the initial interest and pace of the activity introduced in our partner institutions was a major challenge because of the interest shown by the students was proportional to the physical intervention by CIS-A2K. This was overcome by a customised plan keeping in mind scope and the type of intervention needed at every partner institution. Some institutions were encouraged by CIS-A2K's team member who was on the ground, some institutions were offered offline support and regular follow up.

What changes might you make in executing your initiatives into the next quarter?

  • CIS-A2K would like to bring in creative ways of exposing students and faculty in their engagement with WMF and its sister projects.
  • CIS-A2K intends to forge institutional partnerships that will result in the formation of a learning network and will offer students more opportunities to engage with creative modes of Knowledge Production.

Additional information[edit]

Provide any other relevant information that may be helpful or relevant for the FDC (e.g., links to any media coverage, blog posts, more detailed reports, more detailed financial information).

Publicity, Research and Documentation[edit]

A brochure of Centre for Internet and Society's Access To Knowledge (CIS-A2K) program.

The publicity, research and documentation efforts of CIS-A2K during the quarter October to December, 2014 are listed below against each month.

October
  • Articles / Blog Entries
  1. Panigrahi, Subhashish. Odia Wikisource Goes Live! (26 October 2014)
  2. Panigrahi, Subhashish. Bharat Majhi Writings Now Available Under a Creative Commons License. CIS blog (14 October 2014)
  3. Panigrahi, Subhashish. More Than 40 Million People Await the Launch of Odia Wikisource. Rising Voices/Global Voices (18 October 2014), syndicated on the Wikimedia Blog on 21 October 2014.
  4. Panigrahi, Subhashish. Open access platform to save the Odia Indian language. Opensource.com (22 October 2014)
  5. Panigrahi, Subhashish. ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା ବିକାଶରେ ପ୍ରତିବନ୍ଧକ ଓ ସମ୍ଭାବନା. (Op-ed in "The Samaja", 13 October 2014)
  6. Samskrita Vaibhavam (Shubha and Sayant Mahato; October 30, 2014).
  7. Tulu Wikipedia Workshop cum Editathon at Udupi (Dr. U.B.Pavanaja; October 31, 2014). The event was covered by V4News.com and Mangalore Today.
  8. Converting from nonUnicode (Nudi, Baraha, ...) font encoding to Unicode Kannada (Dr. U.B.Pavanaja; October 31, 2014).
  • Events Organized/co-organized
  1. Odia Wikimedia monthly community meet-ups (one each in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack)
  2. Odia Wikisource introductory workshop for students, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar (17 October 2014)
  3. Sangeet Baithak: A Hindustani Music Resource Donation Event in Mumbai. (Organized by CIS-A2K and Khayal Trust; Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai; October 7, 2014).
  4. Indian Women in Science Wiki edit-a-thon (Organized by IndoBioScience and CIS-A2K; Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; October 11, 2014).
  5. Ada Lovelace Edit-a-thon 2014 (Organized by IndoBioScience and CIS-A2K; Urban Solace; October 14, 2014).
  • Participation in Events
  1. Barcamp Bangalore (Organized by SAP Labs; Bangalore; October 12, 2014). Dr. U.B.Pavanaja and Rahmanuddin Shaik took part in the event.
  • News and Media Coverage
  1. Enliven the Tulu Viki Fidia first and then add Tulu to the 8th Schedule : Dr.UG Pavanaja, Bangalore Rep. in Udupi (V4News.com; October 15, 2014).
  2. Wikipedia can establish Tulu in a wider way (Mangalore Today; October 17, 2014).
  3. Pushing women scientists (Renuka Phadnis; Hindu; October 19, 2014).
  4. Wiki Media Foundation keen on developing Urdu Wikipedia (Nisar Ahmed Syed; October 22, 2014).
  5. Wiki Media Foundation keen on developing Urdu Wikipedia (Siasat Daily; October 24, 2014)
November
  • Articles / Blog Entries
  1. Panigrahi, Subhashish. ଓଡ଼ିଆ ବହି ପ୍ରକାଶନ ପାଇଁ ନୂଆ ରାହା. (Op-ed in "The Samaja", 17 November 2014)
  2. Vishnu Vardhan, T. 55 Works of Iconic Indian writer released under Free Licence to benefit Wikisource
  3. Odia author Nirmala Kumari Mohapatra's 21 books relicensed under CC-by-SA 4.0 (Subhashish Panigrahi; November 17, 2014).
  4. Nineteen Books Published by Ama Odisha Relicensed under CC-by-SA 4.0 (Subhashish Panigrahi; November 25, 2014).
  • Events Organized/co-organized
  1. Odia Wikisource Sabha 2014 (28 November 2014) ([Blog)
  2. Odia Wikisource workshop for students of KISS, Bhubaneswar (10 November 2014)
  3. Odia Wikisource workshop for students of KISS, Bhubaneswar (5 November 2014)
  4. Odia Wikimedia monthly community meet-ups (one each in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack)
  • Participation in Events
  1. A Seminar on E-publishing of Odia Books (Organized by Molybtech Technology Solutions; November 30, 2014). Subhashish Panigrahi was a speaker.
  • News and Media Coverage

CIS-A2K team gave its inputs to the following media coverage:

  1. ಭಾಷಣದಿಂದ ಭಾಷೆ ಉಳಿಯಲ್ಲ, ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲೇ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಸಿಗುವುದು ಅಗತ್ಯ: ಪವನಜ (Just Kannada; November 23, 2014).
  2. Kannada Wikipedia Presentation in Mysuru (Prajavani; November 24, 2014).
  3. Now, Tulu set to be promoted through Wikipedia articles (Hindu; November 24, 2014).
  4. ‘Tulu Wikipedia’ in incubation stage, 600 articles uploaded, says U.B. Pavanaja (Ravi Prasad Kamila; Hindu; November 26, 2014).
  5. Odia Wikisource launched in Odisha capital (Odisha Sun Times; November 28, 2014).
  6. Odia Wikisource aims to bring valuable and rare books on the Internet (Odisha Diary; November 28, 2014).
  7. "Odia Wikipedia Sabha 2014, 28 Nov, Jayadev Bhawan (3-7 pm)". Bhubaneswarbuzz. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  8. "ଆଜି "ଉଇକି ପାଠାଗାର" ଉଦ୍‌ଘାଟନ". Sambad. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  9. "Breaking #Odisha". କନକ ଟିଭି. 28 November 2014.
  10. "ଐତିହାସିକ ମୁହୂର୍ତ୍ତର ସାକ୍ଷୀ ହେବା ଏକ ଭାଗ୍ୟ". Sambad. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  11. "Odia Wikisource to bring rare books". Odishachannel.com. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  12. "ଓଡ଼ିଆ ବହିସବୁ ଇଣ୍ଟରନେଟରେ ଆଣିବା ପାଇଁ ନୂଆ ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପାଠାଗାର". Odishan.com. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  13. "Odia Wikisource aims to bring valuable and rare books online". Orissabarta.com. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  14. "ଓଡ଼ିଆ ବହିସବୁ ଇଣ୍ଟରନେଟରେ ଆଣିବା ପାଇଁ ନୂଆ ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପାଠାଗାର". Odiapua.org. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  15. "ODIA BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE". 30 November 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  16. Sahu, Diana (5 December 2014). "Access to Rare Books Made Easy". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  17. "Odia Wikisource aims to bring valuable and rare books on the Internet". FullOdisha. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
December
  • Articles / Blog Entries
  1. Panigrahi, Subhashish. ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା ପାଇଁ ଅନ୍ତର୍ଜାତୀୟ ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପ. The Samaja (25 December 2014)
  2. Odia Wikisource campus project at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (Subhashish Panigrahi; December 3, 2014).
  3. Several Publications Now Available Under Creative Commons License (Subhashish Panigrahi; December 28, 2014).
  4. Odia Wikisource Workshop at New Delhi (Subhashish Panigrahi;December 30, 2014). The event was organized by CIS in collaboration with "The Intellects" on December 14.
  • Events Organized/Co-organized
  1. Odia Wikisource workshop, New Delhi (14 December 2014), Event details here (in Odia).
  2. Odia Wikisource campus program closing ceremony (3 December 2014)
  • Participation in Events
  1. Swatantra 2014: Fifth International Free Software Conference, Kerala (Organized by ICFOSS, Govt. of Kerala; Hotel Hycinth by Sparsa, Trivandrum; December 18–20, 2014). T. Vishnu Vardhan chaired a session on Wikimedia and Access to Knowledge in India and Rahimanuddin Shaik co-presented on Making DLI Accessible.
  2. ICT for Development (Organized by hrist University; December 3, 2014). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja was a speaker at this event.
  • News and Media Coverage
  1. Odia Wikipedia (Dhatri; December 1, 2014).
  2. Odia Wikipedia (Odiapua; December 1, 2014).
  3. Access to Rare Books Made Easy (Diana Sahu; Indian Express; December 5, 2014).
  4. Tulu Wikipedia gets some push (Hindu Businessline; December 13, 2014).
  5. Tulu Wikipedia (Kannada Prabha; December 14, 2014).
  6. Tulu Wikipedia (Vijaya Karnataka; December 15, 2014).
  7. Tulu Wikipedia (VijayaVani; December 27, 2014).
  8. Works of Veerasalingam Pantulu on web (Hans India; December 31, 2014).
  9. Wiki Winter Camp - Coverage in Sakshi(Sakshi; December 31, 2014).
  10. Wiki Winter Camp - Coverage in Eenadu (Eenadu; December 31, 2014).
  • Participation in Event
  1. ICT for Development (Organized by Christ University; December 3, 2014). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja was a speaker at this event.

Support and service to the community[edit]

During this quarter CIS-A2K has received a number of requests. All of these requests were promptly fulfilled. See the list of all support requests made by the Indic Wikimedia communities here and here.

Compliance[edit]

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  • There are no deviations from the grant agreement.

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  • YES

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  • YES

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