Imperial College Orientation Program, Bargarh

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM |
An Odia Wikipedia workshop was conducted at Imperial College, Bargarh on 12 February, 2017.
Imperial College Orientation Program, Bargarh

Participants at the workshop/ Image By MinatiBr/ CC-BY-SA 4.0

An Odia Wikipedia orientation workshop was conducted at Imperial College, an affiliate of Sambalpur University, on 12 February 2017 for 60 undergraduate students of the College. The aim of the workshop was to introduce students to Odia Wikipedia while also giving them a broad overview of the global free knowledge movement. This workshop was conducted as part of CIS-A2K's ongoing efforts to expand the reach of Odia Wikipedia in Western Odisha in conjunction with the Odia Wikipedia community members. 

The students were also introduced to the process of digitisation and how digitisation was fundamental to the preservation of language and local knowledge. The students also showed an interest in the digitisation sprint for the Dadhivamana Temple's Pothi digitisation project, an ongoing effort to digitise 250 ancient palm leaf manuscripts from the Dadhivamana Temple in Bargarh.

The meta page for this event can be found here.

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