JAINpedia will be celebrating Diwali at the Victoria & Albert Museum again this year. The family day, will include Rangoli making, however to portray your creativity, why not take part in our Rangoli competition! Create your own design, submit a photo of it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19th September 2012 and the V&A will recreate your design at the museum on 25th November 2012, during the JAINpedia Diwali celebrations.
The Winning Mindset – JAINpedia Travelling Exhibition and Website Demo at the 2012 Young Jains UK ConventionAugust 15th, 2012 by Bansri Mehta
The weekend of 20th July 2012 was the start of the JAINpedia Travelling Exhibition. A weekend of gaining knowledge was complemented by the presence of JAINpedia.
The Travelling Exhibition, viewed and evaluated by attendees throughout the weekend was appreciated and enjoyed. JAINpedia Project Director, Dr. Mehool Sanghrajka’s presentation and portrayal of the link between the Universe and the principle of controlling one’s desires and spiritual reflection was well received by the audience.
A few minutes were spent in a demonstration of the JAINpedia website, introducing some of the attendees to the beautiful and expansive website, however many had already used it to gain further knowledge in several topics.
We look forward to the rest of the journey of the JAINpedia Travelling Exhibition. Look out for further news on future exhibition dates and venues.
This is a fantastic chance for a New Media, Computing or Humanities student to gain essential work experience working with King’s College London on a project of global importance. The candidate will gain an insight into the day-to-day running and duties of a busy team whilst developing their own skills in content development. This opportunity will be an invaluable to their CV when applying for future roles.
Yes, the day we have all been so excited about is finally here, as we count down the hours left until JAINpedia goes global! But as we approach the launch, we thought it would be nice to share what launching the beta site actually means…
The launch of the beta-site marks one of the closing milestones before the website is released as a final version. This means that the website is not completely finished but is quite close in terms of material and technical functionality.
The most important part of beta testing is identifying and fixing ‘bugs’. A ‘bug’ is a case of the website’s not working properly so a website visitor gets incorrect or unexpected results, for example when loading a page or clicking on a hyperlink.
A beta trial is not a way of adding new features to the site. Rather, it gathers feedback from website visitors – often called end-users – on how well the website works before it is finally released. End-users often give feedback on the usability of the website too, which means how useful, easy and satisfying it is to use or learn how to use.
The moment you have all been waiting for is finally here!
We are pleased to announce that we shall be launching our JAINpedia beta site on Monday the 12th of December 2011.
The website features digitised pages from Jain manuscripts, articles written by Professor Nalini Balbir and other academics from around the world, and much much more. Read the rest of this entry »
The Institute of Jainology’s nineth annual Ahimsa Day commemoration at the House of Commons, held on 12th October 2011 was a tremendous success. This annual event, sponsored by the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative ‘Friends of India’ groups, was attended by MPs, Ministers, Lords and the Jain community amongst others. Read the rest of this entry »