User:Subodh (CIS-A2K)/WP 19-20
CIS-A2K is working with multi-pronged approach in Maharashtra for the last two years. It has reached to various sections of the society and institutions for wider understanding of Wikimedia projects. While addressing concerns of society alongwith community needs, the growth in diversity was achieved. Now, it is time to consolidate the innovative processes, stabilise the partnerships and strive for sustained growth of the community. The holistic knowledge creation involving multi-disciplinary stakeholders to achieve attractive form is also need of an hour. Making Wikimedia projects appealing for new generation is the challenge before Wiki communities.
Taking into consideration the above aspects and outcomes of needs assessment survey, this year's work plan is envisaged. The salient features of the work plan are - focus on annual plan with partners, developing multi-disciplinary process of knowledge creation, cross-learning sessions of active editors, GLAM partnerships for content donation and database development, consolidation of thematic areas with communities of interest and facilitating leadership within institutional partners for adopting Wikimedia programs as their regular activity.
|When?: One per month, Where?:District places in Maharashtra, Number of participants: 480|
Brief description:Wikipedia workshops in educational institutions will be conducted for increasing editor base, expansion and outreach. Marathi community has shown interest in making Independence struggle and Women's Well being edit-a-thons an yearly features. CIS-A2K would facilitate these edit-a-thons.
History: CIS-A2K has been conducting regular workshops in Universities and institutes across Maharashtra for the last two years. CIS-A2K worked with community closely to design and execute the two edit-a-thons.
What part of this program will change and why? There will be two workshops in each institute per year. The pre-work and assignments will be decided in the beginning of academic year. Wiki Guide concept will be introduced on each campus. Trainers from community will be involved in these events.
- Four Universities and Four institutes - Two workshops each
- Around 30 participants per workshop, in which 50% women are ensured
- Two edit-a-thons - Independence struggle and Women's Well being
CIS-A2K is facilitating Wikimedia activities in Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Holkar Solapur University for the last two years. The faculty, management and students are now convinced about the importance of Wiki activities in academics. We also completed Wiki assignments this year. It enhances the research attitude, social responsibility and team building. We want to explore Wikisource, Wikidata and Commons projects also. We would like to make it as a yearly program with entering into MoU with CIS-A2K. - User:रवींद्र चिंचोलकर (Professor in Solapur University)
|When?: One per month, Where?: 2 places in Maharashtra & 2 places in other states, Number of participants: 240|
History: CIS-A2K has been able to evolve the process of building knowledge repositories on three themes - Water, Biodiversity and Women's issues. The projects Jal Bodh, Van Bodh are in progress with involvement of reputed organisations.
- Four organisations - Two workshops each
- Around 30 participants per workshop, in which 50% women are ensured
|When?: First and third quarter, Where?: One in Maharashtra & one in other state, Number of participants: 20|
Brief description: The multi-disciplinary workshops for active editors would be conducted to imbibe the holistic view towards knowledge creation and produce model articles based on this integrated methodology.
Why? 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. To orient the editors towards these facets is necessary to achieve this impact.
Editors group will work with experts from fields like - Language, Open maps, Open data, Multi-media and subject experts in two days foundation workshop in first quarter. The process will be continued online afterwards. The review and way ahead session will be conducted in third quarter.
- Twenty active editors
- Atleast 10 experts
- Program in two states
- 'Participants documenting river basin with guidance from watershed experts, mapping experts and field activists'
The wiki-workshop on "Rivers on Wiki" has been my maiden experience in the context of creating the Knowledge for the common good. The workshop gave me an another lens to see the usage of Wikipedia in regional languages as a medium for environmental consciousness building as well as conservation. Again, Wikipedia as a means for social audit was also another enriching experience in that workshop. Practical learning to edit the Wikipedia throughout the workshop has boosted my confidence and enthusiasm to create new pages on Wikipedia to devote myself in gap fulfilling for knowledge building and preservation (majorly documenting the local knowledge). The increase in cyber literacy and growing usage of smartphones have increased the context and significance of Wikipedia in recent times. I believe this campaign is worth devoting our time and concern. - Username:Simantabharati
GLAM Partnerships development
|When?: One activity per quarter, Where?: At 6 places in Maharashtra, Number of participants: 80|
Brief description:CIS-A2K has planned long term partnerships with GLAMs in different states. The mapping exercise to identify potential partners is proposed. The diversity of knowledge areas will be the major focus.
History:CIS-A2K has built rapport and conducted some events with GLAMs in Maharashtra. The first Wikipedia Library Conference in India was also held with collaboration of these institutes. GIPE, TRTI, BORI, NCL, Goa University are some of them. We also facilitated the Digitisation Workshop of 100+ year old 30 libraries with State language department. Through All India Literary consortium for Marathi, CIS-A2K has approached authors for re-licensing of books. Authors have donated old as well as very recent books also.
What part of this program will change and why? Earlier CIS-A2K collaborated with these organisations according to the nature of the events from time to time. This approach will be modified. The yearly program calendar will be prepared for better implementation. CIS-A2K would work with the authors, publishers, state archives and NGO archives for content donation.
- Four photothons in museums
- Digitisation project with 2 libraries
- 1lib1ref sessions in 5 libraries
- Content donation from 2 archives
CIS-A2K can initiate more programs under GLAMs project. Archives are as well important in libraries and training needs to be provided to libraries to archive important documents available in libraries. Libraries need to be trained in scanning and OCR of contents available with them with available technologies. Libraries also need to be trained on creating good catalogues of documents available in libraries. - User:Lisprofessional9999
|When?: One session bi-monthly, Where?: In different district places, Number of participants: 60|
History:The Mini TTT and IPWT was conducted for active editors in Marathi was very useful for quality improvement and editor retention also. The programs also developed leadership among the participants. Due to team building during these events, the Independence Struggle edit-a-thon and WWWW campaign was organised by the community.
What part of this program will change and why? The cross-learning sessions on thematic areas with different language editors will be added to IPWT program. Separate IPWT sessions for Wikisource and Wikidata projects will be conducted. One copyright workshop will be conducted for the community.
- Two Mini TTTs, One copyright workshop
- Four IPWT sessions
- Total 60 participants
|When?: One program per quarter , Where?: In four regions of the state , Number of participants: 160|
Brief description: The institutional partners should own up the idea of promoting Wikimedia projects on sustainable basis. This year CIS-A2K is planning to facilitate such 4 programs initiated by partner organisations and community groups.
History: CIS-A2K facilitated TWL-Con event in collaboration with GIPE, Pune. The universities actively participating in Marathi language month campaign for the last two years are now coming up with innovative ideas.
How? The focus areas of the organisations and strategic planning will be done in the first quarter. Through the community consultation, the structure and theme of the Wikimedia event will be finalised.
- Atleast 4 programs to be supported
- Total 80 participants
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