Just wanted to add one more thing: the a2k team has also been talking to a few departments at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, about bringing their students and faculty on board the Bangla wikipedia. Hope to finalise these partnerships soon.
Tejaswini On 16 August 2013 07:40, Subhashish Panigrahi <subhash...@cis-india.org>wrote: > Dear Pradeep, > > Thanks a lot for your support. A2K team had an interaction with the > Bengali Wikipedia community at Kolkata. We also had tried to explore > opportunities for institutional partnership for involving students for > WikiProjects that are more relevant to Bengali Wikipedia. The biggest > challenge so far has been outreach because of the small community. I'm > extremely glad to see Jayanta da in the chapter EC. This would be helpful > now for more activities. Few things are in pipeline and you'd see more > updates soon. > > Best! > Subha > > On 14-Aug-2013, at 11:28 PM, Pradeep Mohandas <prad2...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > Hi Subha, > > Thank you for this Report. > > Just like to ask a question related to the Indic Programmes. In your work > plan for April 2013 onwards, you focus on 5 Indic languages, Telugu, > Kannada, Konkani, Bengali and Odia. > > I am happy to see a spurt in activity reported in Telugu and Kannada > communities. I am also happy to see that Odia maintains a steady pace with > workshops. On Konkani, I see some mention of upcoming activities in Goa. > But, I see no mention of Bengali in the report. > > Would you or anyone in the team like to comment on why this maybe so? What > issues is CIS-A2K facing in working with Bengali? > > Warm regards, > Pradeep Mohandas > > Sent from Yahoo! Mail for iPhone > > ------------------------------ > * From: * Subhashish Panigrahi <subhash...@cis-india.org>; > * To: * Wikimedia India Community list < > email@example.com>; > * Subject: * [Wikimediaindia-l] CIS-A2K Bulletin for June-July, 2013 > * Sent: * Wed, Aug 14, 2013 4:52:31 PM > > Dear all, > > Sincere apologies for delay in sending the bulletin. We have worked on > changing the format of the Centre for Internet and Society’s Access To > Knowledge (CIS-A2K) monthly bulletin. Please find below the details of > our work in the last two months (i.e. June and July 2013) as a single > bulletin. We would love to hear your feedback and suggestions on how > we can improve the bulletin at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:India_Access_To_Knowledge > > Indian Language Wikipedia Statistics April to September 2013 (by T. > Vishnu Vardhan; Nitika Tandon and Subhashish Panigrahi June 30, 2013): > > The Access to Knowledge team carried out quantitative analysis to > identify trends and growth patterns in Indian Language Wikipedias over > the time period from September 2012 to April 2013. Though it is > difficult for the A2K programme to take direct credit for the growth > or lack of it the programme's support has been one of the key factors > in impacting the growth of the Wikimedia projects and communities in > India since the commencement of the project. Primary focus areas of > the statistics are: growth of articles, Active editors, Monthly growth > of new editors, Monthly pageviews and New editors statistics from > outreach events organized or supported by A2K programme. Link: > http://cis-india.org/a2k/blog/indian-language-wikipedia-statistics > > > ￭ Workshops > > ● Wikipedia editing workshop for participants from 10 civil society > institutions from across India at the Institute of Internet and > Society, Bangalore (Organized by the A2K team members T. Vishnu > Vardhan and Subhashish Panigrahi, June 9, 2013) > > ● A 'Kannada' Wikipedia Workshop for Bloggers (organized by CIS-A2K > Team, Suchitra, Bengaluru, June 23, 2013). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja conducted > the workshop. Link: > http://cis-india.org/openness/blog/kannada-wikipedia-workshop-bloggers > > ● Digital Humanities for Indian Higher Education (co-organised by > HEIRA-CSCS, Tumkur University, CILHE-TISS and CCS, Indian Institute of > Science, July 13, 2013). Link: > > http://cis-india.org/openness/events/digital-humanities-for-indian-higher-education > > ● A Kannada Wikipedia Workshop (organized by CIS-A2K team, July 21, > 2013, Hubli). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja gave training to the participants on > Wikipedia. Leading newspapers like Times of India, Vijaya Karnataka, > Deccan Herald, VijayaVani, Prajavani, Samyukta Karnataka and > HosaDiganta covered the event. Scanned versions of the published > articles can be viewed here > (http://cis-india.org/openness/blog/hubli-workshop-press-coverage.zip). > Link: > http://cis-india.org/openness/blog/kannada-wikipedia-workshop-at-hubli > > ● Telugu Wikipedia Training Workshop (organized by CIS-A2K Team in > collaboration with Telugu Jati Nava Nirmana Samstha, Hyderabad, July > 21, 2013). Dr. Rajasekhar (Telugu WP admin) and T. Vishnu Vardhan > conducted the workshop. Link: http://bit.ly/13Z00Ue > > ● A Kannada Wikipedia Workshop at Sagara (organized by CIS-A2K team, > Sagara, July 28, 2013). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja gave a talk on Wikipedia and > Kannada Wikipedia. Link: > http://cis-india.org/openness/kannada-wiki-workshop-at-sagara > > ● Odia Wikipedia Training Workshop at the Veer Surendra Sai University > of Technology (Organized by Odia Wikipedian Gorvachove Pothal and > supported by CIS-A2K programme, July 26, 2013). Event link: > http://or.wikipedia.org/s/gqw > > ● Telugu Wiki Academy at Centre for Good Governance (co-organised by > A2K team and Telugu Wikipedia community, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, > April 9, 2013). T. Vishnu Vardhan was a speaker at this event. Link: > > http://cis-india.org/openness/blog/telegu-wiki-academy-at-centre-for-good-governance > > > ￭ Meetups > > ● First Telugu Wiki Meetup @ CIS, Bangalore (co-organised by Telugu > Wikipedia community and A2K on June 2, 2013). S.J. Veera conducted the > meet-up. Link: > http://cis-india.org/openness/blog/telegu-wiki-meet-up-at-cis-june-2-2013 > > ● Second monthly Telugu Wiki Meetup @ CIS, Bangalore (co-organized by > Telugu Wikipedia community and A2K on July 13, 2013). Event link: > http://goo.gl/zVueaO > > ● Telugu Wikipedia Meetup @ Theatre Outreach Unit, Hyderabad > (co-organised by TE WP community, ToU and A2K on July 21, 2013). T. > Vishnu Vardhan spoke on Copyright-Creative Commons and Wikipedia. > Link: http://bit.ly/14ctSxr > > > ￭ Upcoming / Ongoing Events > > ● A Workshop on Posting Articles in Kannada on Wikipedia (organised by > the Centre for Proficiency Development Placement Service, University > of Mysore, CPDPS premises, Manasagangotri, August 6, 2013). Dr. U.B. > Pavanaja will conduct a workshop. The announcement > ( > http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/stress-on-posting-articles-on-kannada-wikipedia/article4980552.ece > ) > was made in an article by R. Krishna Kumar in the Hindu on August 2, > 2013. Link: > http://cis-india.org/news/hindu-r-krishna-kumar-august-2-2013-stress-on-posting-articles-on-kannada-wikipedia > > ● Wikipedia Training workshop for students at the St. Xavier College, > Goa Wikipedia > > ● Training workshop for students from Library Science Department at > the Goa University, Goa Wikipedia > > ● Training workshop for students from Konkani language Department at > the Goa University, Goa > > > ￭ Events Participated > > ● Free Software (organized by Free Software Movement of Karnataka in > partnership with Jnana Vikas Institute of Technology, Bidadi, July 24, > 2013). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja presented about Wikipedia in this event. > Link: http://cis-india.org/news/free-software > > ● Institute of Internet and Society, Bangalore (participated by A2K > team, T. Vishnu Vardhan presented about “Building Knowledge Bases and > Platforms via Mass Collaboration on the Internet” Presentation Link: > > http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Building_Knowledge_Bases_and_Platforms_via_Mass_Collaboration_on_the_Internet.pdf > , > Event Link: > http://cis-india.org/telecom/knowledge-repository-on-internet-access/institute-on-internet-and-society > > > ￭ Media Coverage (including videos) > > ● A Feature on Wikipedia and Telugu Wikipedians (HMTV, May 30-31, > 2013). Watch the video: > http://cis-india.org/news/hmtv-may-30-2013-wikipedia-and-telegu-wikipedians > > ● Wikipedia Live Phone-in Programme (HMTV, June 1, 2013). T. Vishnu > Vardhan took part in a one hour live phone-in programme on Wikipedia. > Video: http://cis-india.org/news/wikipedia-live-phone-in-programme > > ● Wiki donors (by Akhila Seetharaman, TimeOut Bengaluru, June 21, > 2013). T. Vishnu Vardhan and Dr. U.B. Pavanaja are quoted. Link: > > http://cis-india.org/news/timeout-bengaluru-akhila-seetharaman-june-21-2013-wiki-donors > > ● Kannada Wikipedia Workshop at Hasan (Prajavani, June 5, 2013). Dr. > U.B. Pavanaja conducted the workshop on June 4, 2013. Link: > > http://cis-india.org/news/prajavani-june-5-2013-kannada-wikipedia-workshop-coverage > > ● Kannada Wikipedia Workshop at Hasan (Samyukta Karnataka, June 5, > 2013). Dr. U.B.Pavanaja conducted the workshop on June 4, 2013. Link: > > http://cis-india.org/news/samyukta-karnataka-june-5-2013-kannada-wikipedia-workshop-coverage > > ● Kannada Wikipedia Workshop at Hasan (Vijaya Karnataka, June 5, > 2013). Dr. U.B.Pavanaja conducted the workshop on June 4, 2013. Link: > > http://cis-india.org/news/vijaya-karnataka-june-5-2013-report-of-kannada-wikipedia-workshop-in-hasan > > ● Wiki Rahasya: Panel Discussion (Suvarna News, June 13, 2013). Dr. > U.B.Pavanaja participated in a panel discussion around Wikipedia in > general and about Kannada Wikipedia in specific. Link: > > http://cis-india.org/news/suvarna-news-june-13-2013-wiki-rahasya-panel-discussion > > > ￭ Blog Entry > > ● Wikipedia Visual Editor (by Nitika Tandon, June 27, 2013). Link: > http://cis-india.org/openness/blog/visual-editor.pdf/view > > ● My First Wikipedia Training Workshop – Theatre Outreach Unit, > University of Hyderabad (Organized by A2K team, attended by T. Vishnu > Vardhan) Link: > http://cis-india.org/openness/blog/my-first-wikipedia-training-workshop > > > Wikimedia Foundation has funded A2K to anchor the growth of Wikimedia > movement in India. The A2K team consists of three members based in > Bangalore: T. Vishnu Vardhan, Dr. U.B. Pavanaja and Subhashish > Panigrahi and one member Nitika Tandon in Delhi. Archives of our > newsletters can be accessed here > (http://cis-india.org/about/newsletters). 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