Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Jan 19, 2017 12:00 AM |
A Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon was held at Shivaji University, Kolhapur on 19 January, 2017
Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Participants editing Marathi Wikipedia for the first time/ Image By सुबोध कुलकर्णी/ CC BY-SA 4.0


A Marathi Wikipedia edit-a-thon was conducted by CIS-A2K in collaboration with Rajya Marathi Vikas Sanstha at Shivaji Univeristy, Kolhapur on 19 January, 2017. This was similar in nature to the Wikipedia edit-a-thon conducted at Willingdon College in Sangli. The aim of the edit-a-thon was to introduce Wikipedia to the research and post-graduate students of the University. 

The three-hour-long edit-a-thon conducted at the University's Marathi Language Computer Lab also focused on building resources in the field of linguistics on Marathi Wikipedia. In addition to equipping the participants with editing and categorisation skills, the workshop encouraged them to contribute to linguistics-related articles and biography articles of Marathi authors and litterateurs. With 50 participants overall, the event increased the reach of Marathi Wikipedia, introducing it to those previously unaware of its existence. 

The link to event page on meta can be found here