Dear Rohini and others writing in on this thread, I've been following the discussion about BNHS with great interest. I think it's a really worthwhile pilot to have attempted, and I would like to be optimistic about the outcome even with regard to the partnership. I spoke to a senior professor at IISc who has spent a lot of time at the BNHS. He is happy to speak to the Director of BNHS if that helps forge a partnership with Wikipedia. From the Bangalore end, I'd be glad to coordinate this conversation. Please let me know how I can help.
Tejaswini On 10 August 2013 18:14, Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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 > photocopying. > > 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 > ------------------------------------------------------ > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Tejaswini Niranjana, PhD Lead Researcher - Higher Education Innovation and Research Applications (HEIRA) Senior Fellow - Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS) Visiting Professor - Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Advisor, Access to Knowledge Programme, Centre for Internet and Society Visiting Faculty - Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science (CCS-IISc) t: 91-80-41202302 http://heira.in www.cscs.res.in
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