Hi Tejaswini, perhaps its time for a pilot with a more receptive organisation in Bangalore? Which organisation is your professor in? IISc?
Ashwin On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 12:09 PM, Tejaswini Niranjana <t...@cscs.res.in>wrote: > 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 > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Warm regards, Ashwin Baindur ------------------------------------------------------
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