After going through more than 37,000 images, the results for Wiki Loves Monuments have finally been announced. To summarise, we received 37,000+ images images in this edition from 1784 participants. 1500+ participants contributed to the movement for the first time during the contest. From the 37,000+ images we received, 1300 images are already been used in Wikipedia and it sister projects. Inspite of the contest ending, the flow of knowledge doesn’t end here, there are plenty of unused ASI monument images which is now available to utilize them across the movement. The WLM India core team which comprised of Abhinav Srivastava,Kiran RaviKumar,Karthik Nadar,Naveen Francis,Sanket Oswal,Santosh Shringare and Yohann Thomas show their gratitude to the jury members, the volunteers & the participants who made this successful. Also, the organizers want to thank Wikimedia Foundation for funding, Wikimedia India Chapter for joining hands and WLM International team for the support received throughout the competition. You can find the winners here-https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2016_in_India/Winners
Other Wikimedia India news
Upgradation of Wikimedia India Server
Wikimedia India's website layout has remained the same since its inception in 2011 With an outdated server & firmware, and the website facing downtime with periodic snags, a decision was made to upgrade the server & also the interface of the Wikimedia India website In the months of October & November, the software was upgraded & migrated to the new software. With a new interface & updated layout, the website of Wikimedia India is now better than ever.
Wikimedia India would want to thank Naveen Francis & Ranjith S for all their help in this exercise.
Open Con 2016
The OpenCon 2016 Ranchi was hosted at Dept. of Zoology, Ranchi University was jointly organized by the Open Access India and the Dept. of Zoology, Ranchi University in partnership with OpenCon on 12 November 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The OpenCon is a conference for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action towards a more open system of research and education organized by SPARC, the Right to Research Coalition, and a Organizing Committee of students and early career academic professionals from around the world. The OpenCon 2016 Ranchi is a satellite event of the main OpenCon 2016 which was hosted for the first time in Ranchi, Jharkhand and is the only second satellite event to be held in India this year. First being the OpenCon 2016 Chandigarh which was organized as a parallel event along side of the Wiki Conference India held at Chandigarh in August 2016. Previously OpenCon 2015 Kolkata satellite event was organized in December 2015 at Kolkata by the Open Access India community of practice consisting of students, researchers, librarians, professors advocating for Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education in India. Approximately 2000 people have attended various satellite events around the world in the past 2014 and 2015.
Indic Wikisource Update
After the implementation of the Google OCR script to all the Indic Wikisource projects, there is an accelerated increase in the statitics.The Wikisource community has published the following updates for Indic Wikisource