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India backs open source software for e-governance projects

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:00 PM

India has said it will use open source software in all e-governance projects, though it did not rule out the use of proprietary software to meet specialized requirements.

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GoI body National Mission for Manuscripts has digitised 3 million manuscripts

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 05, 2015 03:20 AM

Twelve-year-old government body National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) has digitised over thirty lakh manuscripts and 185,88,390 pages in all as of 31 December 2014, Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation said in the Rajya Sabha this week. He added that the National Archives of India (NAI) is set to digitise another 1,100,000 historic records. The government has spent over Rs 25 lakhs on digitisation as of January 2015 as compared to ~ Rs 36 lakhs in 2012-13.

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Right to Education and the Future of Our Languages

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 27, 2015 02:00 PM

The Department of Linguistics, University of Mumbai and Dr. Rakhmabai Educational Resource and Research Centre in association with ICSSR (WRC) organized a National Symposium on Right to Education and the Future of Our Languages at Pherozeshah Mehta Bhavan from March 9 to 11, 2015. Tanveer Hasan was a speaker.

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More articles for Tulu Wikipedia

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 05, 2015 04:33 AM

In all, 100 more articles will be uploaded to the Tulu Wikipedia by teachers and students in Udupi shortly, according to Janaki M. Brahmavara, president, Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy.

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Women's History Month, India-2015

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 08, 2015 09:18 AM

CIS-A2K is supporting the Indian Wikimedia volunteers organize Wikipedia Women's History Month, India- 2015.

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Train the Trainer — Report in Udayavani

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:20 PM

As part of the Train The Trainer program, on Feb 28, all the participants (Wikipedians from all over India) were taken to Janapada Loka, near Ramanagara. There was a report in Udayavani, Ramanagara edition on March 2, 2015 about this event.

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Washington Meet on Open Data Principles

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 09, 2015 02:05 AM

Sunil Abraham was invited to discuss the common international open data principles on February 24, 2015. The meeting took place at the World Bank office in Washington.

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Cultural knowledge needs to be more open

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 12, 2015 04:41 PM

Subhashish Panigrahi is an educator and open source activist based in Bangalore, India. He is currently working at the Centre for Internet and Society's Access To Knowledge program where he builds partnership with universities, language researchers, and GLAM organizations.

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Online Free Content in Telugu Wikipedia

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 19, 2015 03:51 PM

Wikimedians gathered at Tirupati for a strategic meet. This was covered by the regional newspaper Andhra Jyothy

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More online free content in Telugu Wikipedia soon

More online free content in Telugu Wikipedia soon

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 19, 2015 03:18 PM

Wikimedians gather at Tirupati for a strategy meet.

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[OpenGLAM] Nominate an OpenGLAM project today for the 2015 Muse Awards

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 27, 2015 02:08 PM

It's that time of the year again to nominate projects for the Muse Awards! This is like the Oscar of GLAM awards in the USA and welcomes international submissions.

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An International Conclave of Odia Language

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 08, 2015 05:06 AM

Subhashish Panigrahi is participating in this event.

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Regional Open Data Agenda-Setting Workshop 2015

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 07, 2015 10:14 AM

Open Data Lab Jakarta Web Foundation hosted this workshop from February 4 to 6, 2015. Sunil Abraham was a speaker.

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Winners of the Opensource.com 2015 Community Awards

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 12, 2015 01:23 AM

Every year, Opensource.com awards people from our community who have excelled in contributing and sharing stories about open source.

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Citizen Media Summit 2015

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 08, 2015 02:57 PM

The Citizen Media Summit 2015 was held in Cebu City, Philippines on January 24 and 25, 2015. Subhashish Panigrahi was a speaker at the event.

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Musician donates Gwalior Gharana songs to free e-library

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 22, 2015 03:25 PM

A few years ago, Mumbai-based musician Neela Bhagwat realized that her old notebooks filled with lyrics and notations of age-old 'bandishes' were in tatters. Afraid that she might lose them forever, Bhagwat decided to make fresh copies.

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Centre should partner local communities in 'Digital India': Expert

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 16, 2015 02:34 AM

The central government needs to partner communities at the grassroots level and integrate the country's vernacular component to make the Digital India initiative a success, an expert said here Friday.

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Works of Veerasalingam Pantulu on web

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 01, 2015 02:49 PM

Andhra Loyola College in association with Centre for Internet and Society (CIS- A2K) is conducting a six-day camp titled ‘Wiki Winter’ at Wikipedia Lab in the campus.

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Wiki Winter Camp - Coverage in Sakshi

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 01, 2015 04:58 PM

Media coverage for the Wiki winter camp held at Andhra Loyola College.

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Wiki Winter Camp - Coverage in Eenadu

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 01, 2015 05:17 PM

Media coverage of Wiki Winter Camp held at Andhra Loyola College.

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