Indic InitiativesSubhashish Panigrahi[[User:Psubhashish]]  Released under CC-BY-SA 3.0
Present scenarioNo of ArticlesWikipedia language   2011-October-31   Wikipedia language    2011-October-31Assamese        ...
Hurdles•   Community•   Awareness•   How to type in my language?•   Active participation•   Logistics•   Communication•   ...
Community BuildingPersonal Contacts (Mails, Calls, Facebook)     Outreach (Academy/Meetup)         Discussions (IRC, Skype...
Awareness• Colleges (Subject domain departments)   – Social studies   – Mass Communication   – Indian language studies• Pu...
How to type in my language?•   Social network support•   Mails•   Static content link sharing•   Font installation support...
Active participationTarget audience:• School/College students• Elderly masses• Employees of NGO, government and private  o...
Interest• Why I should edit Wikipedia?• How?• Interest user group creation  – WikiProjects  – WikiEvents – Engagement acti...
Thank you!“Imagine a world in which every single person on the  planet is given free access to the sum of all human  knowl...
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This is a talk I have delivered during WikiConference India 2011, Mumbai, India.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indic_Initiatives.pdf

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Indic Initiatives

  1. 1. Indic InitiativesSubhashish Panigrahi[[User:Psubhashish]] Released under CC-BY-SA 3.0
  2. 2. Present scenarioNo of ArticlesWikipedia language 2011-October-31 Wikipedia language 2011-October-31Assamese 742 Newar (Nepal Bhasa) 69,825Bengali 22,567 Odia (Oriya) 1,765Bhojpuri 2,694 Pali 2,791Bishnupriya Manipuri 24,764 Punjabi 3,359Gujarati 21,697 Sanskrit 6,570Hindi 100,518 Sindhi 393Kannada 11,013 Tamil 41,331Kashmiri 237 Telugu 49,251Malayalam 21,034 Urdu 17,363Marathi 34,706
  3. 3. Hurdles• Community• Awareness• How to type in my language?• Active participation• Logistics• Communication• Diversity• Interest
  4. 4. Community BuildingPersonal Contacts (Mails, Calls, Facebook) Outreach (Academy/Meetup) Discussions (IRC, Skype) Networking Follow ups [Edit]
  5. 5. Awareness• Colleges (Subject domain departments) – Social studies – Mass Communication – Indian language studies• Public library collaborations• PhotoWalk, MonumentWalk, Academies, MeetUps, Computer literary programs• Wiki-NGO collaborative efforts• PR & Media
  6. 6. How to type in my language?• Social network support• Mails• Static content link sharing• Font installation support• Operating system barrier
  7. 7. Active participationTarget audience:• School/College students• Elderly masses• Employees of NGO, government and private organizationsLogistics• Approach to government• Educational institutions• PR-Media studies institutes
  8. 8. Interest• Why I should edit Wikipedia?• How?• Interest user group creation – WikiProjects – WikiEvents – Engagement activities (PhotoWalk, WikiNic, WikiCompetition)• OpenSource forum participations• Socializing
  9. 9. Thank you!“Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s our commitment.” - Jimmy Wales

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