User:Ananth (CIS-A2K)/Progress report

Metrics and results overview - all programs edit

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees' programs. Please use the table below to let us know how your programs contributed to the Grant Metrics. We understand not all Grant or grantee-defined Metrics will be relevant for all programs, so feel free to put "0" where necessary. For each program include the following table and

  1. Next to each required metric, list the outcome/results achieved for all of your programs included in your proposal.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome.
  3. In addition to the Global Metrics as measures of success for your programs, there is another table format in which you may report on any OTHER relevant measures of your programs success

For more information and a sample, see Grant Metrics.

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
Newly Registered
Content Pages

On Wikipedia

  • new Wikipedia pages
  • articles have been developed

On Wikisource

  • Page namespace pages were created.
  • folios scanned to upload on Wikisource

On Wikidata

  • Indian language lables added


  • books have been released under free-license and uploaded to commons.
  • books in the public domain have been scanned and uploaded to commons.
  • Images have been released under free-license
Footprint Tracker 12

CIS-A2K events/activities took place in the following cities/places.

Gender ratio - Please see Gender ratio here
Outcome/results against different metrics have been shown below

CIS-A2K request page edit

CIS-A2K provides support to the Indic-community to conduct the events and enhance the article on Wikimedia platforms. We have observed the importance of this support in conducting the Wikimedia activities in the past years and we would like to continue this in the upcoming years. These requests can be seen on the CIS-A2K request page.

The requests received on the request page goes through a series of discussion among the team members by considering the following criteria such as event page created a will before the event and informed to the native community, Description of the event, community endorsement, align with the WMF Global Metrics.


  • At least 15 requests will be supported in the upcoming year from 6 different communities.

Photo-Walks edit

To conduct photo-walks around the Museums located in Karanataka such as Brain Museum, HMT Museum etc. This will help us to document the Museums and make them available on Wikimedia commons.

These Musume's have important and precious artifacts. Which is required on Wikimedia commons to enhance the Wikipedia articles quality. Some of the documents in these Musumes will be helpful to provide the reference for the existing articles.

A couple of visits will be made to these places and get permission to conduct the photo-walk with the help of the Wikimedia community members. Later a group of community members will be formed to conduct the photo-walk, this group will be lead by an expert. After obtaining the photos these will upload to Wikimedia commons and linked to Wikipedia articles.


  • 2,800 images will be added to Wikimedia commons.

Manjusha Museum edit

To document the Manjusha Museum on Wikimedia commons which houses a good collection of objects, antiques, paintings, artifacts, temple chariots, vintage and classic cars, terracotta coins from the Mauryan period.

As the Museum has a good collection it acts as a bedrock for verifiable information. The original old books and the artifacts provide us with citations and photographs, which help to enhance the quality of the Wikipedia articles, and also this is the best method to document the collection and retain it for future generations. 

A series of meetings will be held with the concerned persons to obtain permission and will sign the MoU if required. After the MoU and other documentation will be preparing two groups of interested Wikimedians. One group will document the artifacts Musume by clicking the photographs and videos while the other team will be working on obtaining the metadata of the artifact if it is not available already. At the end of every day, the data collected will be uploaded to Wikimedia commons by providing the proper description, license, and categories. This work will be continued till the entire Musume is documented. 

As an outcome of this activity, the following things are expected to be achieved: 

  • 2,000 plus images will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, which are having encyclopedic value. 
  • Wikidata Item will be created for the artifacts. 
  • 100 plus articles will be created in the local language Wikipedia about the artifacts. 

Scanning set-ups edit

To set up a place where the community members and others can scan the relicensed books or the books which are in the public domain and upload them to Wikimedia Commons after the post-processing & then use them on Wikisource. 

Why & How:
Many books are in PD or relicensed these days but due to lack of the proper scanning setup and post-processing work, many of the books are not see on Wikimedia Commons and the hardcopy of the books leftover. With the Community consultation, we will be selecting a suitable place and support all the required infrastructure and knowledge about scanning and uploading the books to Wikimedia commons. 


  • 100 plus books will be scanned and uploaded to Wikimedia commons then use on Wikisource. 
  • The book data will be uploaded on Wikidata by using suitable properties. 

Wikipedia in Education edit


Wikipedia in Education was suspended at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) due to the COVID-19. The college has reopened and they have shown interest to kick start the work and engage the students on Wikimedia projects. In the upcoming year, we will be starting the work by applying the previous year's observations and not include only the faculty members and students who are interested. Also on special occasions like Women's Day, Science day, republic day, etc. the relevant edit-a-thons will be conducted on Wikimedia projects by knowing the interest of the participants. The internship activity will be started for the students under the guidance of the local language Wikimedians to enhance the skills of the students and to obtain the qualitative articles on Wikipedia.  

  • Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) & Alva's college
    • Lingua Libre: This is a tool that allows recording a large number of words in an easy manner with a clean word list. In previous years we had introduced these projects to the students and they have shown great interest. Next year we would like to conduct a series of workshops related to Lingua Libre to get more number words recorded in Kannada and Tulu languages.
    • Wikisource training: CIS-A2K conducted the basic Wikisource training to teach the student community about the Wikisource project. After which the students have shown great interest to learn more about the Wikisource project and requested advanced training and teach them about the entire process.
    • Internship program: Internship programs for the students will be conducted to enhance the quality of the student's community work. This will be conducted as per the community's needs and requirements. This set of trained students will act as campus ambassadors in the upcoming years.

Wikimedia for professors edit

As per our case study and experience, we feel that providing the professors and subject matter experts a scheduled training on the Wikimedia project will increase the quality of Wikimedia in education. These people will be on ground to train the students and run the program.

In these lines will be starting a new pilot program Wikimedia for professors. In this, we work with the experts of the academic and subject matter such as faculty members, Librarians, etc. This set of Interested or selected people will be working with us for six months on Wikimedia projects. During this training, they will be thought about the Importance of Wikimedia projects and basic editing of those. A series of exercises will be prepared according to the participants and make them understand the benefits of contributing to Wikimedia.

Our theory of change is that providing the subject matter experts a platform to learn more about Wikipedia editing will provide quality articles to respective language Wikipedias. This will also provide a member to build a strong community. After this program, we will be supporting them to start the Wikimedia in Education at their workplace (School or college). The Wikimedia in Education started with such kind of trainer experts will sustain for a longer time as the program will not be dependent on any people. The early indicators of this pilot program are that new Wikimedians who start contributing to Wikimedia through this project will have higher retention.

As we are working with many institutions for the past few years. In the pilot phase, we already have verbal communications from the institutions to participate. In each of the institutions associated with the A2K, there will be posters requesting the faculty members to take part in the pilot program. After selecting the faculty/subject matter experts, we request them to commit 3-5 hours per week. At the beginning of this program, most of the time will be spent teaching the basics of Wikipedia editing and interacting with the community members to understand/teach how the Wikimedia communities work. Structured training will be more frequent overtime to learn and teach all the Wikimedia projects.

By the end of six months of this pilot training, all the participants will have made a significant improvement and develop at least 5 new articles in their language (also contribute to different Wikimedia projects). The community members will be available to provide support to these fellows. Also at the end of the program, each of them will be writing a blog to explain their experiences.

Wikimedia for Highschools edit

To develop the Wikipedia articles in Native languages (at least 3 languages). These articles will have the necessity for the school students to use these articles as reference material.

The students who are studying science, commerce and any other subjects in their native language, has only the textbooks as they don't have many books to read in their field of study. To fulfil this gap, we will be using Wikipedia as a platform and develop the required articles.

We will be forming a group of community members who are intresed and start the groundwork by creating a list of topics in languages in which community shows the interest. After preparing the list we will check for the existing article on the language Wikipedia and match them. The topics in which articles do not exist on Wikipedia will be created with the help of students, faculty members and community members. After completing the first round of the project the Kiwix will be used and the offline Wikipedia will be shared with the schools located in these languages speaking areas.


  • 15-20 new editors will be thought about editing Wikipedia.
  • 100 new articles will be created
  • Readership and usage of offline Wikipedia will be increased.

WikiClub in Schools edit

WikiClub in schools is a pilot project for CIS-A2K that will be kick-started in 2021-22. The main aim of this project is to promote the use of Wikimedia sister projects within the Educational Institutions to help the students, teachers, and individuals from various Educational Institutions. This project is currently in the planning phase and the iteration will be started at the beginning of the first semester in the 2021 academic year.

Every school has a curriculum and assignments for the students at their level. Which helps the students to understand the subject. Most of the time they write the assignments directly from Wikipedia without any knowledge of it. If you introduce using Wikipedia to these students at this age will help them use it in better ways. Also, develops the personal potential in academics. It way also benefits society by building friendships with those who have similar interests and develop the articles. Under there will be 3 main motos:

  • Know to use:
  1. Get to know about Wikipedia and use them for both studies purpose and to create researching interests among the students.
  2. Will help to understand the pros and cons of using Wikipedia directly in their assignments.
  3. Will teach the terms of copyright and intellectual property and the correct implementation of Wikipedia in their assignments.
  • Know to create:
  1. Help to create interest in the MediaWiki formatting, media insertion, link insertion, and others.
  2. They learn what topics can be written on Wikipedia and what can't be written.
  • Tell and Share
  1. Discuss and share about Wikipedia with other friends and create interest and also increase the use of offline Wikipedia projects.


  • Will start at least 2 Wikiclubs in schools to create awareness among the school students.