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Humanist Archives: Jan. 19, 2019, 7:28 a.m. Humanist 32.358 - thoughts on Wikipedia

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        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:

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
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