Hi Rohini,

Let me again congratulate you on tour dedication, grit and perseverance and
let me also congratulate the Wikipedians who encouraged you!

If BNHS is still considering what you did, perhaps there is scope to give a
more befitting ending to the pilot. I would recommend two more actions.

* BNHS had committed to donate some photos to Commons. If you could get
some good photographer to take a few good images from their collection,
preferably of rare or extinct fauna in their collections, that would be a
token reciprocation and the transaction would be two way. It would also
enhance their online image in Wikipedia articles.

* The other is that you could address the staff and tell them about
Wikipedia, its aims and its principles and how these need not necessarily
threaten BNHS traditional copyright interests. This would give an
additional aspect to the pilot project. You ,may like to give handouts too!
I'm sure Wikimedia India Chapter would defray your small expenses of

Even if these don't materialise, you have done a sterling job in an
immensely hard field, GLAM and for that I award you the Indian Star of
National Merit on your talk page on behalf all Wikipedians.

Ashwin Baindur

On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Rohini Lakshané <rohini.laksh...@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi Srikanth,
> While my work on the pilot project is over, the BNHS is still taking a
> look at it. The BNHS is yet to convey its decision about forming a
> partnership with the Wikimedia community. I shall soon write at length
> about transferable lessons and experiences from the pilot project and I
> hope to be able to address the points Ashwin and Vickram have raised above.
> Regards,
> Rohini
Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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