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A wiki approach to Open Access


Abstract at conference site

A wiki approach to Open Access

The Wikimedia and Open Access communities share a vision of free global access to knowledge, but the many interactions between the two sides have only recently begun to become more systematic in nature. We will look at several of these recent developments and highlight the challenges and benefits they provide to both communities in terms of improving the coverage of Open Access and related topics on Wikipedia, increasing the reuse of Open Access materials on Wikimedia projects, and developing an Open Access and Open Data policy for the Wikimedia Foundation. Finally, the potential that collaboratively editable platforms with public version history may have for scholarly publishing platforms will be illustrated with a few existing examples. This talk can be followed on-wiki via


Daniel Mietchen is an evolutionary biophysicist with an interest in the evolution of animal communication systems. He is an independent consultant on digital scholarship and Wikimedian in Residence on Open Science with the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany.

IT requirements


This talk will be given on-wiki (landing page: It will be very similar in presentation style to the one available via


Any machine not older than three years will do. When connected to the beamer, the effective screen resolution should be 1280 by 1024 or 1600 by 1280.



  • Stable LAN for the presenter
  • Stable WLAN for the audience