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Access to Knowledge Bulletin — December 2013

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 25, 2014 10:31 AM
The Access to Knowledge (Wikipedia) newsletter for the month of December 2013:

We from the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS-A2K) thank you all for your support and collaboration and wish you a very Happy New Year. We bring you the details of our work for the month of December 2013:

CIS-A2K: Work Accomplished on Konkani Wikipedia

We are pleased to share with you the key accomplishments on Konkani Wikipedia from September to December 2013 in this report. It has been found that there has been an increased editing activity on Konkani Wikipedia, and an increase in the number of articles on Konkani Wikipedia. Konkani Vishwakosh was re-released under Creative Commons License, we initiated Konkani Vishwakosh Digitization project and signed a MoU with Goa University to build Konkani Wikipedia:


  1. Telugu Wikipedia completes 10 years (by Rahmanuddin Shaik, DNA, December 16, 2013): The article was edited by Rohini Lakshané.

Blog Entries

  1. First ever Train-the-Trainer Program in India (by Nitika Tandon, December 5, 2013):
  2. Priyadarshini Tadkodkar on Konkani language (by Subhashish Panigrahi, November 17, 2013): We are featuring this here as we didn’t carry this in the last newsletter.
  3. Varsha Kavlekar on Konkani Wikipedia Incubator (by Nitika Tandon, December 12, 2013):
  4. Darshan Kandolkar on Konkani Vishwakosh Digitization Process (by Nitika Tandon, December 13, 2013):
  5. Darshana Mandrekar speaks on Konkani Wikipedia (by Nitika Tandon, December 16, 2013):
  6. Pooja Tople on Wikimedia Projects (by Nitika Tandon, December 17, 2013):
(2-6 are videos of participants from the Konkani Vishwakosh Digitization project (jointly organised by CIS-A2K and Goa University) speaking on their experiences with Wikimedia projects.)

Events Organised

  1. You Too Can Write on Wikipedia! — Training workshop (National Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, December 5, 2013):
  2. Telugu Wikipedia Training Workshop (KBN College, Vijaywada, December 16, 2013):
  3. Kannada Wikipedia Workshop at Alvas Vishva Nudisiri Virasat (Moodabidre, December 19 – 22, 2013). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja gave a presentation about Kannada Wikipedia and also conducted a workshop on Kannada Wikipedia as a parallel track. The event was covered by Prajavani (December 22), Hosadigantha (December 22), and Deccan Herald (December 22):

Events Co-organised

  1. Wikipedia Orientation Workshop (organised by CIS-A2K and Christ University, Bangalore, December 2, 2013):
  2. Wikipedia Training Session @ Tiruvur (organised by CIS-A2K and Telugu Wikipedia community, Srivahini College, Tiruvur, December 19, 2013). T. Vishnu Vardhan and Rahmanuddin Shaik conducted the workshop: It was covered by Andhraprabha (
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