CIS-A2K/Events/Promotion of Wikimedia content in 'Reading Week'

BackgroundEdit

India's former President and scientist A. P. J. Abdul Kalam's birth anniversary, 15 October is celebrated as 'Vachan Prerana Din', a day to motivate people to read books in Maharashtra State of India. Various promotional programmes are organised for a week in institutions across state.

ReportEdit

CIS-A2K conducted online meetings, facilitated press coverage of digitised books project on Wikimedia Commons and used social media channels to propagate concept of searchable open content in Wikisource library. The state government language department and Rajgurunagar Public library also took initiative to circulate the appeals widely. Leading newspapers in the state in Marathi, Hindi and English languages had given special coverage of the digitised content. During this week, online meetings with two libraries were arranged who had shown interest in digitisation project after reading the media coverage. The process of re-licensing was also discussed with two organisations.

Links of media coverageEdit