Making Kannada Books available on IA - A Quick WikiMeetup with ITFC team

Yogesh, Devu and myself met the IT For Change team to see how we can collaborate teaching Wiki Editing to teachers and students at Schools they are working with on 23rd April, 2016.

 IT for Change team which works with state schools can easily collaborate with community in activities such as teaching Wikipedia Editing. Pustaka Sanchaya wiki tool that allows  crowdsourcing tool developed by us makes it much more easier. 

 

During this event, Yogesh and Myself were able to demonstrate how Wiki Editing can be taught quickly to new bies using the Pustaka Sanchaya platform use case for Digital Library books activity. Further to introduction, the team was able to quickly push few OUT_OF_COPYRIGHT books of Osmania Digital Library books to Wikimedia Commons and Kannada wikipedia with the relevant metadata. 

This turned out to be a good meetup to teach how wiki can be taught quickly to the trainers. We could easily involve them into the project due to the love they have for the Kannada books. 

Team has promised to join us on the journey when the teachers are going to be introduced to wikipedia. They will also be working with us on this activity in their own personal capacity. 

Photos:

Anilvibhute , Devaraj, Omshivaprakash, Yogesh,   Deepu Narayan and  & Anand Devaraju near ITFC office.