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Blog Entry A2K3 Panel XI: Open Access to Science and Research
by Sunil Abraham published Sep 23, 2008 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:07 AM — filed under:
Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam participated in the third Access to Knowledge hosted by The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School between September 8-10, 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference held at the Geneva International Conference Centre brought together hundreds of decision-makers and experts on global knowledge to discuss the urgent need for policy reforms.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Aaron Swartz: The First Martyr of the Free Information Movement
by Lawrence Liang published Jan 24, 2013 — filed under: , ,
Well known American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist died on January 11, 2013. Lawrence Liang from the Alternative Law Forum discusses with Newsclick the tragic loss. The interview was conducted by Prabir Purkayastha.
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Blog Entry Adopting ORCID as a Unique Identifier will Benefit all Involved in Scholarly Communication
by Subbiah Arunachalam and Muthu Madhan published Oct 28, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a nonprofit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. Together with other persistent identifiers for scholarly works such as digital object identifiers (DOIs) and identifiers for organizations, ORCID makes research more discoverable.
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Blog Entry After 15 Years, Is Free Access to Law Here to Stay?
by Rebecca Schild published Oct 08, 2009 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:07 AM — filed under:
CIS, in collaboration with partners LexUM and SAFLII, is undertaking a Global Free Access to Law Study. Being the first of its kind within the Free Access to Law Movement, this comparative study will examine what free access to law initiatives do, evaluate their core benefits and identify factors determining of their sustainability. In the end, the free access to law study will provide future initiatives and existing LII networks with proven and adoptable best practices which will support the continued growth of the legal information commons.
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Blog Entry An Interview with Dr. Francis Jayakanth
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 17, 2012 last modified Nov 24, 2012 06:09 AM — filed under: , ,
India has been losing out its best talents to the West, however, this trend could be reversed if we create adequate number of world-class institutions and research facilities, and our scientific productivity and quality of research will improve significantly, says Dr. Francis Jayakanth in an email interview with the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore.
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Blog Entry Cancel the Subscription
by Subbiah Arunachalam published May 09, 2012 — filed under: ,
It has been a slow but steady move to make scholarship freely available, writes Prof. Arunachalam in an article published by the Indian Express on May 8, 2012.
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Blog Entry Celebrating the success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 21, 2013 last modified Apr 16, 2013 12:48 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Wikipedia Club Pune, a local community based outreach user group in Pune has recently organized Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013 to spread words about “Spoken Wikipedia”, a project to add recorded audio for Indic language Wikipedia articles which will help the disabled to access Wikipedia and “Bridging Editor Gender Gap.”
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Blog Entry CIS brings Nadustunna Charithra magazine under by CC BY SA licence
by Tanveer Hasan published Sep 02, 2015 last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:07 PM — filed under: , , ,
As a part of its content donation initiative, the Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) has brought all issues of Nadustunna Charithra magazine under Creative Common Licence.
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Blog Entry CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy
by Sailesh Patnaik published Dec 19, 2018 last modified Dec 20, 2018 12:24 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
On October 26, 2018, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) to work on drafting an open content policy for the state, to promote use of Wikimedia projects by various user types and to ensure sustainability of Wikimedia projects, and to facilitate development of relevant free and open source software projects. This partnership between OVA and CIS will be carried out from December 2018 to November 2019, and we are sharing an overview of the activities and their objectives in this post.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10)
by Geetha Hariharan published Nov 18, 2015 last modified Nov 18, 2015 06:33 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Following the comment-period on the Zero Draft, the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly's Overall Review of implementation of WSIS Outcomes was released on 4 November 2015. Comments were sought on the Draft Outcome Document from diverse stakeholders. The Centre for Internet & Society's response to the call for comments is below.
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