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
>>>
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>>
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