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Badke, W. (March/April 2008). What to do with Wikipedia. Information Today. 32 (2)Retrieved March 7, 2008 from http://www.infotoday.com/online/mar08/Badke.shtml.
“Banning Wikipedia from the academic world doesn’t work either. It doesn’t prevent students from using it secretly (or plagiarizing from it), plus it helps further the anti-academic subculture. We need to be aware that academia is primarily analog and that our students are largely digital. Academics have, for the most part, yet to embrace the new reality that much of the information produced today comes from the users of that information.”
The Battle for Wikipedia’s Soul. (March 6, 2008). The Economist. Retrieved March 10, 2008 from http://www.economist.com/printedition/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10789354.
“It can either strive to encompass every aspect of human knowledge, no matter how trivial; or it can adopt a more stringent editorial policy and ban articles on trivial subjects, in the hope that this will enhance its reputation as a trustworthy and credible reference source. These two conflicting visions are at the heart of a bitter struggle inside Wikipedia between “inclusionists”, who believe that applying strict editorial criteria will dampen contributors’ enthusiasm for the project, and “deletionists” who argue that Wikipedia should be more cautious and selective about its entries.”
Are you an “inclusionist” or a “deletionist”?
Posted: March 10th, 2008 under Uncategorized.