SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sat, 13 Feb 2016 02:29:51 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: SuSanA vision documents now with open access clause instead of all rights reserved - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#16807 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#16807

Searching for "vision2008" you find all vision documents (except the Hindi and Amharic version which are not yet updated) with updated Copyright Information (i.e. open access clause) in our library now.

I.e. here:
www.susana.org/en/resources/library?search=vision2008

Kind Regards,
Jasmin (on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat)]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:38:01 +0000
Re: 6000 members and growing! - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/16656-6000-susana-members-and-growing?limit=12&start=12#16698 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/16656-6000-susana-members-and-growing?limit=12&start=12#16698
I used www.easymoza.com/index.php?t=11 to create the mosaic. The idea was really nice but the only problem we had was to adapt the size of the photos and wait around 20min while they were uploading. In the end it was really worth it!

Only 1000 members have profile picture, which means around 17% of the forum members. Hopefully the next time we will have all the photos to create nicer things.

Regards,
Evelyn (on behalf of the SuSanA secretariat)]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:56:02 +0000
Re: 6000 members and growing! - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/16656-6000-susana-members-and-growing?limit=12&start=12#16670 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/16656-6000-susana-members-and-growing?limit=12&start=12#16670
Woha, that's quite a cool map of SuSanA members you have put together there! At first I thought the location of the profile photo corresponded with the physical location but then I realised that is not so.

Nevertheless, it is very pretty! Which nifty little software or website did you use to create this? And while you created this, what did you find regarding the percentage of members who have uploaded a photo of themselves (or a logo of their organisation or something similar) versus those who haven't? My gut feeling is that perhaps about one third of members has edited their forum profile (and added something) but two thirds have not (i.e. those who are either new or haven't posted anything yet).

Regards,
Elisabeth

P.S. I have moved your post into the existing thread where we had announced ealier member number milestones. It is quite nice to have this "history" of how our member numbers have increased.

P.P.S. If anyone now feels inspired to upload their profile photo, but doesn't know how to do this, please see here on how to do it (with video tutorial):
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/134-us...-with-video-tutorial]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:38:57 +0000
6000 SuSanA members and growing! - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/16656-6000-susana-members-and-growing?limit=12&start=12#16656 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/16656-6000-susana-members-and-growing?limit=12&start=12#16656 6000 members being part of SuSanA! 20% growth in just six months!



Have a look to this unique world of 6000 people:



Click here to zoom in the image and find your profile picture. Who is next to you?


Once again thank you for enriching the discussions every day and working together towards providing sustainable sanitation worldwide. Welcome to the new forum members!

Warm regards,
Evelyn (on behalf of the SuSanA secretariat)]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:10:13 +0000
SuSanA's first regional chapter: India! - launched now - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/16389-susanas-first-regional-chapter-india-launched-now#16389 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/16389-susanas-first-regional-chapter-india-launched-now#16389
In light of the recent increased political and civil efforts to accelerate sanitation provision in India, SuSanA has set up its first regional chapter for India. The SuSanA Indian chapter shall contribute to the Indian Government’s Clean India Campaign “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” by strengthening discussion on sanitation and by linking the Indian and the global discourse on sustainable sanitation.

The SuSanA Indian chapter is an open and inclusive contribution to activities in India towards more sustainable and accelerated sanitation provision aiming to stimulate knowledge exchange, networking and cooperation within the region. Successfully proven SuSanA tools, such as the SuSanA library, SuSanA thematic discussion series and the SuSanA Discussion Forum as well as the SuSanA publications and factsheets are offered for use in the Indian context.

The SuSanA Indian Chapter Website comprises a first overview of activities and contributions to the SuSanA Indian chapter and will continuously grow in the future. In setting up and further developing the SuSanA Indian chapter, the SuSanA Secretariat is closely working together with our SuSanA Partner the India Sanitation Coalition.

SuSanA partners interested to contribute to the SuSanA Indian chapter are welcome to contact the SuSanA Secretariat at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !

Please visit the SuSanA Indian Chapter Website for more Information: www.susana.org/en/regional-chapters/indian-chapter

Looking forward to hear all your comments and recomendations.

Regards,

Evelyn (on behalf of the SuSanA secretariat)]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:06:43 +0000
Re: [SuSanA forum] Re: Decision reached: SuSanA is making its publications open access (General announcements from or about SuSanA) - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#16342 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#16342
I'm attaching a ADB publication. Just have a look at pp.3, which starts as:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO license (CC BY 3.0 IGO)

This is just for your information only.

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:03:28 +0000
Re: [SuSanA forum] Re: Decision reached: SuSanA is making its publications open access (General announcements from or about SuSanA) - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#16339 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#16339
That is great news, thanks a lot!

There are no specific guidelines, we just need the following passage translated:

Copyright information

All SuSanA materials are available under the open access licence CC-BY SA. Proper acknowledgement of the source should always be given when materials are used.
This licence statement only applies to materials by SuSanA but not necessarily to documents and presentations by others that have been uploaded to the SuSanA library or SuSanA website. For those documents by others, please check their licence situation carefully before using them. In any case, always make sure you give proper acknowledgement of the source



Looking forward to your translation and maybe some other volunteers for
- Amharic
- Kiswahili
?

Kind Regards,
Jasmin (on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat)]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:53:47 +0000
Re: [SuSanA forum] Re: Decision reached: SuSanA is making its publications open access (General announcements from or about SuSanA) - by: cytec http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#16330 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#16330
I am Manoj Jain from India & working in Sanitation & Energy Sector for more than 27 years . I would like to work voluntarily for translation SuSanA material into Hindi. .

Kindly send me guidelines in this regard to move forward

Regards

Manoj K Jain
Bhiwani]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Sun, 20 Dec 2015 18:17:15 +0000
Re: [SuSanA forum] Re: Decision reached: SuSanA is making its publications open access (General announcements from or about SuSanA) - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#16279 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#16279
We have volunteers for the passage in Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Portuguese and Russian now.


Volunteers for the following translations would still be very much appreciated!
- Amharic
- Kiswahili
- Hindi




This is the text that needs to be translated please:

Copyright information

All SuSanA materials are available under the open access licence CC-BY SA. Proper acknowledgement of the source should always be given when materials are used.
This licence statement only applies to materials by SuSanA but not necessarily to documents and presentations by others that have been uploaded to the SuSanA library or SuSanA website. For those documents by others, please check their licence situation carefully before using them. In any case, always make sure you give proper acknowledgement of the source.


Hoping to here from those members who could do the translation in these languages soon!


Kind Regards,
Jasmin (on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat)]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:33:43 +0000
Re: [SuSanA forum] Re: Decision reached: SuSanA is making its publications open access (General announcements from or about SuSanA) - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#15942 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#15942 Arabic, and not Arab.
You can add Sindhi. Sindhi is widely spoken here (Sindh, Pakistan).

F H Mughal


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Note by moderator (EvM):
Thanks, I have corrected the "Arabic" in Jasmin's post.
The languages that she listed there are those for which we already have the SuSanA vision document translated. If you or someone else would like to provide a translation of the English vision document to Sindhi that would be very nice. It would make it the 13th language of the SuSanA vision document.
This is the link to the English vision document:
www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/267]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:10:25 +0000
SuSanA vision documents now with open access clause instead of all rights reserved - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#15941 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/15941-susana-vision-documents-now-with-open-access-clause-instead-of-all-rights-reserved#15941 Note by moderator: This post was split off from this thread where the open access issue for SuSanA was discussed in detail: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-gen...ications-open-access
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Dear all,


As Elizabeth already mentioned:

The next step is to use the same text also at the end of all the SuSanA publications*, starting with the vision document which we actually have in 12 languages already, see here in the SuSanA library:
http://www.susana.org/en/resources/library?search=vision2008

Therefore we need your help to translate the new copyright information into those 12 languages for which we have the vision document already.
Can someone please help us out with the translation of the following passage into:

- Amharic
- Arabic
- Chinese
- Hindi
- Portuguese
- Kiswahili
- Russian
- Urdu

This is the text that needs to be translated please:

Copyright information

All SuSanA materials are available under the open access licence CC-BY SA. Proper acknowledgement of the source should always be given when materials are used.
This licence statement only applies to materials by SuSanA but not necessarily to documents and presentations by others that have been uploaded to the SuSanA library or SuSanA website. For those documents by others, please check their licence situation carefully before using them. In any case, always make sure you give proper acknowledgement of the source.



Thanks for your support!
It is very much appreciated!


Posted by Jasmin]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:05:44 +0000
Re: Thematic Discussion Series coming to the SuSanA Forum! - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/11417-thematic-discussion-series-on-the-susana-forum-overview#15753 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/11417-thematic-discussion-series-on-the-susana-forum-overview#15753 forum.susana.org/forum/categories/224-th...the-sanitation-chain)

There is now a nice overview page on the SuSanA website where you can easily access the six thematic discussions, their posts and summaries, please see here:
www.susana.org/en/resources/thematic-discussion-series

I would say these thematic discussions (and the "thematic discussion series", abbreviated as TDS) have been a full success so far and I thank all the organizers behind the scenes as well as - very importantly - all those who contribute with posts. Without your posts, the TDS would not fly the way it does, so please do keem them coming! Don't be scared off by the high level of some posts - all posts are welcome, whether they are detailed and "academic" or straight from the field or practitioner-based or even short and "casual" - it's the variety that counts and all are welcome! Even posts not in English can be made (we can use Google Translate for a quick translation)

If you have general feedback on how the thematic discussions are run, or perhaps have suggestions for future topics and experts to engage, please put them into this thread here.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Tue, 03 Nov 2015 01:00:11 +0000
Re: [SuSanA forum] Re: Decision reached: SuSanA is making its publications open access (General announcements from or about SuSanA) - by: WikiDocJames http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/12204-decision-reached-susana-is-making-its-publications-open-access?limit=12&start=12#15104 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/12204-decision-reached-susana-is-making-its-publications-open-access?limit=12&start=12#15104

J


-- James Heilman
From July to December 2015 I was a board member of the Wikimedia Foundation. My emails and posts, however, do not represent the official position of the WMF


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Note by moderator: Continue reading about the open access clause in SuSanA's vision documents here in this thread: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-gen...-all-rights-reserved]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:29:45 +0000
Re: Decision reached: SuSanA is making its publications open access - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/12204-decision-reached-susana-is-making-its-publications-open-access?limit=12&start=12#15100 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/12204-decision-reached-susana-is-making-its-publications-open-access?limit=12&start=12#15100
It's been done in all three languages of the SuSanA website. Please check if it looks correct for you?
You find it at the bottom of the page here for

The next step is to use the same text also at the end of all the SuSanA publications*, starting with the vision document which we actually have in 12 languages: www.susana.org/en/resources/library?sear...;vbl_24%5B625%5D=625

The text is like this in English (please check):

Copyright information

All SuSanA materials are available under the open access licence CC-BY SA. Proper acknowledgement of the source should always be given when materials are used.

This licence statement only applies to materials by SuSanA but not necessarily to documents and presentations by others that have been uploaded to the SuSanA library or SuSanA website. For those documents by others, please check their licence situation carefully before using them. In any case, always make sure you give proper acknowledgement of the source.


In French

Mentions de Copyright

Toutes les matériaux produits par SuSanA sont disponibles sous la licence d'accès ouvert CC-BY SA. La source doit toujours être mentionnée de façon appropriée lorsque l’un de ces documents des utilisé.

Cette déclaration de licence s’applique uniquement aux matériaux produits par SuSanA mais pas nécessairement à l’ensemble des documents et des présentations produits par d’autres organisations qui ont été téléchargés dans la bibliothèque ou sur le site de SuSanA. Pour utiliser les documents produits par ces organisations, merci de vérifier attentivement les droits de reproduction au préalable. Dans tous les cas, assurez-vous toujours de mentionner correctement la source du document.


In Spanish:

Información de derechos de autor

Todos los materiales de SuSanA se encuentran disponibles bajo la licencia de libre acceso CC-BY SA. Se debe proveer el reconocimiento apropiado de la fuente cuando esta sea usada.

La declaración de esta licencia solo aplica para los materiales de SuSanA pero no necesariamente para los documentos y presentaciones de terceros que han sido incluidos en la librería o el sitio web de SuSanA. Antes de utilizar cualquier material de terceros por favor revisar cuidadosamente la declaración de derechos de autor. En cualquier caso, asegúrese de dar el reconocimiento apropiado de la fuente.


Please help us by spotting any errors that might still be in the three texts if you are fluent in English, French or Spanish.

Regards,
Elisabeth


*All SuSanA publications can be accessed with a new filter in the SuSanA library. There are 51 of them:
www.susana.org/en/resources/library?vbl_...;vbl_24%5B625%5D=625

Plus the 86 SuSanA case studies (is it misleading that they don't come up when someone ticks the filter "Publications by SuSanA"?):
www.susana.org/en/resources/case-studies

... making it 137 SuSanA publications in total!]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Wed, 23 Sep 2015 13:46:52 +0000
Happy Birthday, dear forum! Four happy years. - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/14083-happy-birthday-dear-forum-four-happy-years#14083 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-announcements-regarding-susana/14083-happy-birthday-dear-forum-four-happy-years#14083
the SuSanA forum is turning 4 this Thursday, 09 July 2015! So (early) Happy Birthday on behalf of the secretariat!


Within just 4 years you grew from a podium with a couple of supporters to a platform with well more than 5000 members from 155 countries around the world. May many more prosperous years come!

Within this thread you can gives us (the SuSanA secretariat) your thoughts, your feedback and your suggestions. And also your wishes to the forum of course!

Kind regards,
Lasse, on behalf of the SuSanA secretariat


P.S. Here is a link to the thread where we celebrated the second and third birthday of the Discussion Forum: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-gen...-forum-2013-and-2014]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:18:06 +0000