CIS-A2K/Events/Konkani Vishwakosh CC

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Re-release of Konkani Vishwakosh under Creative Commons License CC-BY-SA 3.0 - Invite

Goa University re-released Konkani Vishwakosh under Creative Commons License CC-BY-SA 3.0. To celebrate and further the movement of open knowledge and open access Goa University in collaboration with Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge Programme (CIS-A2K) organised an event on 26 September 2013 at 10am at the Goa University Conference Hall.

Konkani Vishwakosh is a four-volume encyclopedia published by Goa University. It encompasses all the world information in a nutshell with special emphasis and detailed information on Goa, Konkani, Goan culture, folklore, history, geography etc. By releasing Vishwaoksh under CC (Creative Commons) license Goa University is making it freely available to public and giving them the right to share, use and even build upon the work that has already been done.

To make Vishwakosh available in a digital form, CIS-A2K Programme in collaboration with Goa University is organising a two month 'Konkani Vishwakosh Digitization Project' in the months of October and November 2013.

Information from the Vishwakosh will also be used to write articles on Konakni Wikipedia by the volunteers.

Snippets from the eventEdit

 
Vishnu Vardhan, Programme Director CIS-A2K, Satish Shetye, Goa University Vice Chancellor, V.P. Kamat, Registrar of Goa University during press conference of re-release of Konkani Vishwakosh under CC license
  • "The Konkani vishwakosh covers all realms of knowledge like any other encyclopedia. The Konkani Wikipedia will act as a digitized repository of knowledge for future generations and Konkani speakers across the world. I look forward to the pleasure of going to the internet and clicking away to access a Konkani Wikipedia," GU vice-chancellor Satish Shetye said.
  • “Wikipedia is a global phenomenon and a platform to bring people together for making creative activities possible, which in fact, has challenged the monopoly of publishers and created a movement in order to put together knowledge, further making it accessible to public,” said Satish Shetye, Vice-Chancellor of Goa University, speaking at the launch of the project.
  • "Professors, students and anyone with expertise or love for Konkani can come forward to help with the project for which training will be provided. Information in the Konkani vishwakosh will also be updated as per the current developments," said Vishnu Vardhan from Access to Knowlesge Programme.
  • "The Konkani vishwakosh covers all realms of knowledge like any other encyclopedia. The Konkani Wikipedia will act as a digitized repository of knowledge for future generations and Konkani speakers across the world. I look forward to the pleasure of going to the internet and clicking away to access a Konkani Wikipedia," GU vice-chancellor Satish Shetye said.
  • “This platform will bring together Konkani speaking people of the world, besides providing an opportunity to learn about digitisation, and write Konkani of global standard.” GU vice-chancellor Satish Shetye said.

Press coverageEdit

  1. "Goa University to make available online Konkani Wikipedia, within 6 months". Jagran Josh. 30 September 2013.
  2. Chaudhary, Apurva. "Goa University Partners CIS India To Build Konkani Wikipedia" Medianama. 30 September 2013
  3. Lobo,Joanna. "For the love of Konkani: Preserving Goa's official language". DNA. 29 September 2013.
  4. Prakash, Kamat."Konkani Wikipedia in the making". The Hindu. 29 September 2013.
  5. "Konkani Wikipedia from Goa University in 6 months". Times of India. 27 September 2013.
  6. "Goa University announces plan to upload Konkani encyclopedia on Wikipedia". Navhind Times. 27 September 2013.
  7. "Konkani Vishwakosh relaunch tomorrow". The Hindu. 25 September 2013.
  8. Desouza, Vijay. "Goa university re-releasing Konkani encyclopaedia on Sept 26". Times of India. 24 September 2013.