We empower people with free, curated, digitized information. Our team of experienced researchers and volunteers uncovers gaps in existing online information. We fill them with our studies, summaries, and analyses, and publish it all under copyleft licenses: available for all people to read freely.
People expect to find it all online: every viewpoint, every angle, every detail. The information seems to be there, but it isn’t. Most 20th century books, articles, and dissertations are neither digitized nor available for sale, but locked in a handful of libraries. Existing electronic repositories and online encyclopedias are just a drop in an ocean: less than 0.01% of human knowledge is freely available online.
On most topics, the internet simply reshuffles a tiny portion of knowledge, preventing online generations from going deep. It’s like a surreptitious return of the Middle Ages, when 99% of human knowledge was locked inside a handful of temples and monasteries. Then and now, this information divide creates and deepens inequalities. We fight to change this.
With many years of top executive experience in the Seattle IT industry behind him, Gerry boldly leads the team towards our mission.
CEO of an entertainment company, Val brings both his executive expertise and exceptional creativity to our team.
Ken brings years of executive experience in marketing and promotional work to Wenard’s table.
Many years of top executive work and wonderful energy make Katia’s efficiency invaluable to our team.
With his PhD in IT control systems, Serge enhances our team with unique technical and managerial experience.
A voracious and perpetual student of philosophy, Kurt brings powerful and innovative ways to design and frame our content.
Taiz’s wonderful personality and exceptional people skills amplify the energy and success of our volunteers.
Meno’s exceptional work ethics and ability to think on his feet enhance our team’s coordination on many levels.
As a news journalist and contributor of Wikimedia creative commons, I know what immense amount of work, research and time is needed to create a good Wikipedia article. Wenard people have written and published a professional, comprehensive and well-structured article about me and my work, for which I'm very grateful. Amazing work! I wish all articles on Wikipedia were written by such professionals.
We thank Wenard Institute for creating the Wikipedia articles about the Concrete Heritage Museum, our newspaper "The Concrete Herald," and about Charles Dwelley, a prominent Concrete resident. Their team did impressive research to find all the necessary information and to publish these articles that deepen historical understanding for both our local residents and tourists. In a world where everyone is online, the articles help spread information and attract more visitors to Concrete. We are looking forward to more publications about our town!