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Vorshud Wiki Upgrade

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Vorshud Wiki Upgrade

The National Library of the Udmurt Republic has launched a new version of the wiki encyclopedia of the Udmurt culture "Vorshud" that has recently marked its fifth anniversary.

The updated website design features more ethnic elements and offers a number of new sections accentuating the most interesting and recent materials and encouraging users to participate in content generation.


Two thematic sections "Udmurt Literature" and "Udmurt Composers" that have been added earlier this year continue to expand. The first one mirrors the history of literature in Udmurtia in XVIII–XXI centuries and acquaints with the works acclaimed as literary landmarks. The lists of literary works are provided with links to full-texts on National Electronic Library of Udmurt Republic web-platform. Materials of the second section (prepared with support from the Union of Composers of the Udmurt Republic) comprise biobibliographic information, lists of compositions with links to audio recordings available in the "Udmurt Music" collection of the National Electronic Library of the Udmurt Republic. One more section – "Udmurt Artists" – is expected to appear in the near future.


The "Udmurt Stars" section featuring interviews with notable local figures has been very popular among users (in the last 11 months it was viewed over 68,5 thousand times). There have been also more than 89 thousand visits to the section "Udmurt Books" comprising information about new titles released by national publishers. These new items are available for previewing and commenting through the embedded Issuu.com viewer.


Ranking third in the number of views (over 61 thousand) is the "Photo Collection" of Vorshud. Some of the latest materials for this section have been prepared in cooperation with the National Center of Decorative and Applied Arts and Crafts of the Udmurt Republic. The photo albums of the collection are published using an open image hosting website Flikr.com.


The process of expanding and enriching Vorshud collections is expected to continue. The National Library of the Udmurt Republic thanks all partners for valuable contributions and invites other interested parties and individuals to participate in further development of the wiki project.