Wikimedia Projects

Wikipedia Annual Report 2018 – 19

  • Mr. Tito Datta Visit in Vigyan Ashram
  • Wiki-source Workshop in Vigyan Ashram, Pabal
  • SAARC Conference
  • Wiki-source Advanced Training program in Gokhale Institute
  • Support from CIS-A2K
  • MOU with Vigyan Ashram

Mr. Titto Datta, the Project Manager of Centre for Internet & Society-Access to Knowledge Program and Mr. Subodh Kulkarni visited Vigyan ashram on 14th Feb. 2019. The objective of the meeting was to review the Marathi Wikipedia project and plan for the next project. We decided to conduct a one-day awareness workshop, 3 days Wiki Editor Workshop, and community awareness activities simultaneously.

We had a discussion on Wikipedia workshop dates and QR Code generation of villages, later Komal generates OR code of Vigyan Ashram Wikipedia page. 

  • Wiki-source Workshop in Vigyan Ashram, Pabal: –

CIS-A2K has organized this Wikisource workshop in collaboration with Vigyan Ashram, Pabal on 25 & 26 May 2019. A total of 12 participants attended sessions during this two-day workshop. The basic skills in digitization, uploading on Commons and Wikisource process were imparted in the workshop.

Mr. Subodh Kulkarni and Mr. Jayanta Nath from Center for Internet & Society-Access to Knowledge Program conducted the workshop. In the workshop, students learn proofreading activity on Wikisource. Also, they learned advanced skills for scanning and further processing.

  • Vishakhapatnam TTT program

Train The Trainer Program 2019 was held in Visakhapatnam from May 30 to June 2. Komal sambudas got chance to attend this event. Wikipedia users and editors from different states ​​(from all over India) came for that event. In this program, they give information about CIS works and introduced Wikipedia and their other projects.

They talk about what kind of program works well together for online and offline events. Participants participated in the demonstration by considering activities that could strengthen projects such as Wikisource, Commons, Wikidata.

  • SAARC Conference: –

Miss. Pooja Jadhav participated in the Wikimedia Education SAARC conference. She got the chance to participate in the conference held at Christ University, Bangalore on 20th – 22nd June.

This Conference provided more information about Wikidata, Wikisource, Wiki Commons. CIS-A2k Members gave a presentation on this project. Then, they were taking a different activity for understanding what the goals of Wikimedia Foundation.

  • Savitribai Phule University, Pune Workshop: –

A training workshop on Wikipedia & Wikisource was conducted by Mr. Suresh Kolhe for Master of Arts (MA) students at Kranti Jyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University on 3rd,4th and 11th September . MA Part 1 & 2 students learned open-source web publication skills like text scanning, OCR conversion, editing, wiki commence publication etc. Miss. Komal Sambhudas assist him with that workshop.

For More details follow this link:- https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:QueerEcofeminist/WSC_Pune_workshop_Series

  • Wikisource Advanced Training program in Gokhale Institute: –

Wikisource Advance Training is a residential training workshop for experienced Wiki-librarians from India. The workshop is organized by CIS-A2K in association with the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (Website of GIPE). The theme for the 2019 event is about Wikisource content creation. The training aims to groom experienced Wiki-librarians for Indic language Wikisource to proofread even better-quality content on Wikisource. The program will educate them about different kinds of proofreading, global best practices, Wikidata linkup etc.

  • Komal, Priyanka and pooja attend this workshop. We show them process of scanning and how to make soft copy in pdf.

  • Meet Up in Vigyan Ashram: –

Vigyan Ashram Wikipedia group meeting was held on 29 Nov at pabal. Mr. Subodh Kulkarni of CIS-A2K visited Pabal for the meeting. We have decided timeline and project management of wiki project at Pabal. We started the ‘Rare books digitization project’ with a public library of Rajgurunagar. 

  • Support from CIS-A2K

Komal and Priyanka got individual laptop and internet connection from CIS-A2K for participating in the Wikipedia work under project Tiger. This is a kind of acknowledgment for their contribution in the Wiki movement.

  • MOU with Vigyan Ashram: –

Mr.Tito datta and Mr.Subodh Kulkarni came on 26th & 27th December 2019 in Pune Office for signed the MOU. In this meeting we planned the monthly work and targets.

  • Books Scanned with OCR in Vigyan Ashram: –
  • Sunil Kumar Lawate

Wiki Team Scanned 5 different books of Sunil Kumar lawate in April month. We scanned total of 3558 pages of these books and also OCR it.

 OCR link –  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Books_by_Sunilkumar_Lawate

  • Varsha Deshpande

Wiki team scanned 8 different books of Varsha Deshpande in May month. We scanned total 536 pages of this books and also OCR It.

OCR link – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Books_by_Varsha_Deshpande

  • Mohan Hirabai Hiralal: –

Wiki team scanned 13 different books of Mohan Hirabai Hiralal in May & June month. We scanned total 711 pages of this books.

  • Shri.G. Manjarkar

Wiki team scanned 3 different books of Shri.G. Majarkar in May month. We scanned total 601 pages of this books and also OCR It.

OCR link – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Books_by_S._G._Majgaonkar

  • N.H. Attrey

Wiki team scanned 25 different books of N.H. Attrey in July and August month. We scanned total 3891 pages of this books.

  • Hamid Dalvai

Wiki team scanned 4 different books of Hamid Dalvai in October month. We scanned total 612 pages of this books.

  • Hari Narake

Wiki team scanned महात्मा फुले समग्र वाड्मय book in October month. We scanned total 893 pages of this books.

  • Lokmanya Tilak Khand

Wiki team scanned 3 Khand of Lokmanya tilak in October month. We scanned total 3361 pages of this books.

(Khand 1: – GItarahsya, Khand 4: – Nave netrutva, Khand 6: – Dhaiya)

  • Ashwin Baindur: –

Wiki Team scanned 3 books of Ashwin sir in November month. We scanned total 1062 pages of this book.

  • Rajgurunagar Library: –

Wiki Team scanned 25 books in Rajgurunagr Library in December month. We scanned total 6308 pages of this book. Now we work on OCR Process.


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