In collaboration with Marathi community, CIS-A2K is getting connected with various authors and organisations willing to re-license their content under CC-By-SA. A2K is facilitating the OTRS process Commons for re-licensing as well as digitisation of the content. The team of trained Wikimedians at Vigyan Ashram, Pabal, District Pune has taken the responsibility of digitising the books and further uploads in Wikimedia projects.
In December, CIS-A2K facilitated the OTRS process of one author & one organisation. Daughter & copyright holder for Meharunnisa Dalwai and Hamid Dalwai's books - Ila Kambli Dalwai and Vrikshamitra organisation working in biodiversity sector have released their 16 books in CC-By-SA. As the organisation have solely published these books by sponsoring the writers, editors and designers, the authorised signatory of the organisation has to complete the OTRS process. The simple 'How to do' step by step manual was developed to facilitate this process. This process will be replicated by other organisations in near future. These books are valuable & reliable references in Marathi literature.
OTRS session was conducted with Ila Dalwai, daughter of social reformer & writer Late Hamid Dalwai. The content donation sessions with thinker & writer Hari Narake and son of Marathi thinker & writer Late Narahar Kurundkar were conducted. These persons handed over the books to CIS-A2K for further process. The digitisation of the books has been started at Vigyan Ashram, Pabal.
The links of books uploaded on Commons are given below.