[Web4lib] WIKIPEDIA is now politically correct to use as a
david.rothman at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 09:34:14 EST 2007
How exactly does the concept of *political correctness* fit logically into a
conversation about Wikipedia?
On Dec 9, 2007 1:48 AM, Chris Tinney <vctinney at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> WIKIPEDIA is now politically correct to use as a reference resource
> 8th December 2007, ResearchBuzz notes:
> "OCLC Hooks Up With Wikipedia"
> . . . " search over a billion items in
> over 10,000 libraries around the world."
> " Now the xISBN service has been hooked up
> with Wikipedia! That means you can enter a URL
> and have xISBN generate a list of related URLs,
> and then check those URLs against the ISBNs
> on Wikipedia."
> November 2007, Amazon Kindle, an electronic
> book (e-book) service is launched in the United States
> by Amazon.com.
> The Official Kindle product page notes:
> " Includes free wireless access to the planet's
> most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia—
> November 27, 2007, Inside Higher Education
> News adds, under . . . New Ways to Collaborate . . .
> "How does the university develop its academic enterprise?"
> . . . "And now that both Microsoft and Google offer tools that
> allow students to publish their work — and edit it, in real time,
> with others — the adoption of these Web services presents
> an opportunity for universities to evolve their approaches in
> the classroom as well" . . . such as "posting term papers on
> Wikipedia to be peer-edited by classmates" . . .
> October 29, 2007, Inside Higher Education News
> suggests: "The shift to thinking about placing the term
> paper as a Wikipedia encyclopedia entry allows for
> another level of peer review," . . .
> August 27, 2007, the Taipei Times noted:
> Academics debate Wikipedia's value . . .
> . . .
> "For S.T. Huang . . . , associate professor of the
> National Pingtung University of Science and Technology,
> the online encyclopedia, with its use of the open-source
> software "Wiki," can be used to preserve "disappearing
> local knowledge." Huang and some local activists in
> southern Taiwan have been dedicated to the task of
> accumulating local knowledge for more than 10 years.
> He said that Wikipedia will help the team establish
> a local knowledge database for Taiwan that can be
> accessed by people all over the world."
> Earlier reference:
> A Case Study on the Veracity of the "Wiki" concept . . .
> MULTI-SOURCE REFERENCE using WIKIPEDIA:
> Regional Genealogy and Local History Research:
> Local History and Genealogy Portals to the World.
> Regional genealogy and local history research includes:
> areas, countries, directories, ethnic group populations,
> organizations, local ancestry and local history studies.
> Respectfully yours,
> Tom Tinney, Sr.
> Who's Who in America,
> Millennium Edition [54th] through 2004
> Who's Who In Genealogy and Heraldry, [both editions]
> Family Genealogy & History Internet Education Directory
> Professional worldwide humanities and social sciences mega portal,
> connected directly to thousands of related sub-sets, with billions of
> primary or secondary database family history and genealogy records.
> It encompasses all other key worldwide genealogy and surname sites.
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