21St-Century Scholarship and Wikipedia

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21St-Century Scholarship and Wikipedia
Amber Thomas
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21St-Century Scholarship and Wikipedia - scientific work related to Wikipedia quality published in 2012, written by Amber Thomas.


Wikipedia, the world’s fifth most-used Web site, is a good illustration of the growing credibility of online resources. In his article in Ariadne earlier this year, “Wikipedia: Reflections on Use and Academic Acceptance”, Brian Whalley described the debates around accuracy and review, in the context of geology. He concluded that ‘If Wikipedia is the first port of call, as it already seems to be, for information requirement traffic, then there is a commitment to build on Open Educational Resources (OERs) of various kinds and improve their quality.’ In a similar approach to the Geological Society event that Whalley describes, Sarah Fahmy of JISC worked with Wikimedia and the British Library on a World War One (WWI) Editathon. There is a rich discourse about the way that academics relate to Wikipedia.


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Thomas, Amber. (2012). "[[21St-Century Scholarship and Wikipedia]]". UKOLN, University of Bath.

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Thomas, Amber. (2012). &quot;<a href="https://wikipediaquality.com/wiki/21St-Century_Scholarship_and_Wikipedia">21St-Century Scholarship and Wikipedia</a>&quot;. UKOLN, University of Bath.