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Wikipedia: Pros and Cons Christine Kickels College of DuPage Library Associate Professor Librarian and “Wiki-user” What is Wikipedia? “Wikipedia is an encyclopedia collaboratively written by many of its readers.” --Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia Why?

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Wikipedia: Pros and Cons

Christine KickelsCollege of DuPage LibraryAssociate ProfessorLibrarianand “Wiki-user”


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What is Wikipedia?

“Wikipedia is an encyclopedia collaboratively written by many of its readers.” --Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia


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Why?

"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing." --Jimmy Wales


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Articles you won’t find

  • Definitions

  • Original research

  • News reports

  • Just a collection of links

  • Personal blogs

  • Biographies of any person


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But wait! There’s more…

Wikinews

Wiktionary

Wikibooks

Wikiversity

And others…


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Pros

  • Anybody can edit

  • It’s free

  • Updates are quick

  • Use of hyperlinks

  • Size of topic unimportant

  • Opportunity to discuss topic


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Cons

  • Anybody can add or edit

  • Vandalism

  • Bias in some areas

  • Lack of traditional editing

  • Incompleteness

  • Writing quality


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But aren’t there standards?

  • Create an Encyclopedia

  • Maintain Neutral Point of View (POV)

  • Use Free Content

  • Follow Code of Conduct

  • Respect that there are no firm rules


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Who settles debates?

Jimmy Wales

Founder and Chairman of the Wikimedia Foundation


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The Study

Giles, Jim. “Internet Encyclopaedias Go Head to Head”. Nature. 15 Dec. 2005.

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The results

  • First peer-reviewed study

  • Nature article concluded that there were few differences in quality of articles



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Tips for using it

  • Remember that it is an encyclopedia

  • Verify with other sources

  • Utilize links

  • View the history

  • Remember the collaborative process

  • Look for bias


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Podcasts

  • NPR interviews with Jimmy Wales

  • WGN Radio interview with Stacy Schiff

  • Jimmy Wales’ podcasts