Posted by: bluesyemre | August 16, 2016

#Wikipedia – The Intellectual #Makerspace of #Libraries


Many librarians used to treat Wikipedia more like the Forbidden Forest than a wonderland of information. Since its founding in 2001, the online encyclopedia has not always had a stellar reputation in libraries as a research tool. The controversy stems from Wikipedia’s open-source nature: Almost anyone can post about anything. Yet, when faced with a research assignment, students flock to the website.

Instead of forcing students to choose between Wikipedia and scholarly databases, some academic libraries are integrating Wikipedia into their programming to promote a shared mission: free access to knowledge.

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