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Blog Entry The STI Policy Proposes a Transformative Open Access Approach for India
by Anubha Sinha published Apr 28, 2021 — filed under: ,
Anubha Sinha explains what the draft national Science, Technology and Innovation policy means for open access to scientific literature for Indians. This article was first published in The Wire Science on January 21, 2021.
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Blog Entry Wikipedia in the Classroom: A Study of the Wikimedia in Education at CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
by Ananth Subray published Dec 31, 2020 last modified May 15, 2021 12:33 PM — filed under: ,
This is a short study on the Wikimedia in Education (WIE) at Christ University, Bengaluru, which aims to offer an overview of the key objectives and challenges of this project and map its impact on teaching-learning practices in multilingual classrooms. The report has been authored by Ananth Subray, with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and external review by Sumandro Chattapadhyay. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019–2020.
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Blog Entry Content Creation on Eastern Punjabi Wikipedia
by Satpal Singh published Dec 31, 2020 last modified May 15, 2021 12:24 PM — filed under: ,
This is a short study on the nature of content creation related to Punjab on Eastern Punjabi Wikipedia, its challenges and opportunities, and observations and potential strategies to address the same. The report has been authored by Satpal Singh, with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and external review by Sumandro Chattapadhyay. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019–2020.
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Blog Entry A Comparative Study of Article Creation Campaigns on Wikipedia - Part I
by Nitesh Gill and Suswetha Kolluru published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jun 11, 2021 10:56 AM — filed under: ,
This is a short report on a comparative analysis of two prominent Wikimedia initiatives, Wikipedia Asian Month and Project Tiger, to understand prevailing challenges and opportunities, and strategies to address the same. The report has been authored by Nitesh Gill with inputs from Suswetha Kolluru, and editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019–2020.
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Blog Entry Research Publishing: Is ‘One Nation, One Subscription’ Pragmatic Reform for India?
by Anubha Sinha published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Apr 28, 2021 05:09 PM — filed under: ,
Anubha Sinha examines the feasibility of the proposed 'One Nation, One Subscription' approach in the draft national Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (2020) on access to scientific literature. This article was first published in The Wire Science on October 23, 2020.
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Blog Entry Bridging the Gender Gap: A Report on Indian Language Wikimedia Communities
by Bhuvana Meenakshi published Dec 31, 2020 last modified May 15, 2021 12:26 PM — filed under: ,
This research study documents the gender gap and bias in Indian language Wikimedia projects and communities, with a focus on participation by and content related to women contributors across diverse Wikimedia platforms. The research was undertaken by Bhuvana Meenakshi Koteeswaran, with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and additional inputs from Ambika Tandon and Sumandro Chattapadhyay.
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Blog Entry WIPO SCCR 41: Notes from Day 1
by Anubha Sinha published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jun 29, 2021 01:40 PM — filed under: , , ,
Member states delivered opening statements and deliberated on the progress, substantive provisions, and method of work on the draft broadcasting treaty text. This blog post summarises positions and contentions that supported: 1) transparency in SCCR work 2) limitations and exceptions 3) addressing the object of protection and overbroad scope of rights in the draft treaty text.
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Blog Entry Wiki Women for Women Well-Being: An Initiative to Bridge the Gender Gap in the Wikimedia Community
by Nitesh Gill and Shruti Anandan published Dec 28, 2020 — filed under:
WWWW is a project which focused on bridging the female related content gap on Indic Wikimedia communities. The idea of WWWW was given by Dr. Manavpreet Kaur, who worked with other women leaders from different communities and made a plan to engage with the editors for this project. CIS-A2K has started a series of interviews to introduce women with brilliant ideas and who have done contributions for Wikimedia and this is the first interview under the “Series of Interviews.” This Interview was done by Nitesh Gill.
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Blog Entry Understanding the Data Gaps on Wikidata Concerning Heritage Structures of West Bengal
by Bodhisattwa Mandal published Nov 20, 2020 last modified May 15, 2021 12:31 PM — filed under: ,
This is a short study on identifying the data gaps related to heritage structures in West Bengal on Wikidata, and potential strategies to address the same. The report is authored by Bodhisattwa Mandal, with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha and external review by Sumandro Chattapadhyay. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019-2020.
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Blog Entry Mapping GLAM in Maharashtra
by Subodh Kulkarni published Oct 23, 2020 last modified May 15, 2021 12:30 PM — filed under: ,
This is a short study on mapping the digital transition in selected Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) institutions in Maharashtra, India, and exploring possibilities and challenges for collaborations with Wikimedia projects. Research was undertaken by Aaryaa Joshi, Dnyanada Gadre-Phadke, Kalyani Kotkar and Subodh Kulkarni; the report has been authored by Subodh Kulkarni with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and external review by Sumandro Chattapadhyay. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019–2020.
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