Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018/Programme/Submission/Open Library and Open Heritage projects

Title of your proposal


Open Library and Open Heritage projects

Name(s) and/or username(s)

Vladimir Medeyko, User:Drbug
Wikimedia RU, Director
Dmitry Rozhkov, User:Dmitry Rozhkov
Wikimedia RU
Dmitry Zhukov, User:JukoFF
Wikimedia RU, Don Wikimedians User Group


    • Attracting new editors and creating comfortable conditions for them.
    • Outreach, particularly in education.

Type of submission (Please choose one)

  • Presentation with discussion (one-to-many + Q&A)



The Open Library project was targeted to libraries. These are institutions that actively search their new position in the information society. They do this due to both internal decisions and general state decisions. The Wikimedia movement is a product of the information society, and we know a lot about it. We share our experience with libraries, we promote our values within them, we encourage them to make a lot of works accessible under free licenses and using the information technologies that we use.

Recently we also started a new project, the Open Heritage project, that covers not only libraries, but also archives and museums. What may be even more important, it is also supposed to make regular events, regular meetings with wikimedians, using resources of these institutions, and hence to create or empower local Wikimedia groups.

Expected outcomes


We will share with the auditory our experience in reaching libraries, archive and museums, in promotion of our values. Also we will describe our vision of creation of wikimedia communities using facilities and resources of the above mentioned institutions, and expect to get comments from the auditory how it could be done more effectively.

Duration (without Q&A)


40 minutes

Specific requirements


We need a projector and a computer for demonstrating a presentation in PDF and connected to Internet to demonstrate some live examples.

Slides or further information


Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).