Students of physics, statistics and Telugu departments of Andhra
Loyola College spent 5 days of their Christmas vacation of 2014 to
edit and enrich Telugu Wikipedia and Wikisource. They worked on
their respective subject areas and came up with more than 100 new
articles on Telugu Wikipedia and about 300 pages of
Veeresalingam's works were typed on Telugu Wikisource.
CIS-A2K has signed an MoU with Andhra Loyola College to make available free knowledge in Telugu to all Telugus across the globe. In this approoach, a two month camp was organised in the college campus. In continuation to the two month camp, 5 days of students' Christmas vacation were marked as Wiki Winter Camp at Andhra Loyola College. 5 students from each of Physics, Statistics and Telugu showed interest to attend the camp. By the time, camp began, there were not 15 but 41 students from various disciplines who attended the camp.
Our Endangered Languages (Subhashish Panigrahi; February 21, 2015)
The Centre for Internet and Society is a non-profit research organisation that works on policy issues relating to freedom of expression, privacy, accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to knowledge and IPR reform, and openness (including open government, FOSS, open standards, etc), and engages in academic research on digital natives and digital humanities.
We invite researchers, practitioners, and theoreticians, both organisationally and as individuals, to collaboratively engage with Internet and society and improve our understanding of this new field. To discuss research collaborations, write to Sunil Abraham, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nishant Shah, Director – Research, at email@example.com. To discuss collaborations on Indic language Wikipedia, write to T. Vishnu Vardhan, Programme Director, A2K, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIS is grateful to its primary donor, Kusuma Trust founded by
Anurag Dikshit and Soma Pujari, philanthropists of Indian origin
for its core funding and support for most of its projects. CIS is
also grateful to its other donors, Wikimedia Foundation, Ford
Foundation, Privacy International, UK, Hans Foundation, MacArthur
Foundation, and IDRC for funding its various projects.
This bulletin is also available on Meta-wiki at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Reports/Newsletter/February_2015
Thank you all for your kind support and collaboration,
Access to Knowledge
The Centre for Internet and Society