Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 358. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-01-18 10:19:13+00:00 From: Virginia Knight
Subject: thoughts on Wikipedia ----- Francois Lachance: "Concordia University has created a Wikipedian-in-Residence, reports the Montreal Gazette" Oxford University has had a Wikmedian in Residence on and off for a couple of years, based at the Bodleian: my former colleague Martin Poulter. There is (inevitably) a Wikipedia page about this type of role, which other institutions have also supported: https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedian_in_Residence My own rule of thumb about Wikipedia is that the more 'anorak' a topic is on Wikipedia, the more likely the information on it is to be correct. But a particular gripe I have is for core information to be buried under a string of miscellaneous factoids, so that you don't get a clear overview. The 'history' page which accompanies each page should reveal which pages have been controversial and much edited. Virginia Knight -- Virginia Knight email@example.com Homepage: http://www.virginiaknight.org.uk/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vhknight LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/virginia-knight-0141909 _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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