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Wikipedia is a wiki encyclopedia.

Librarians' Claims and Opinions Regarding Wikipedia[edit]

This page is intended to be an index of statements about Wikipedia from librarians, each with its own page where the claim is articulated and sourced, and then responses are enumerated and sourced. The sources can be links to archived email messages or threads or blog entries or publications that capture a particular argument well. Links into Wikipedia's documentation would also be useful.

The aim is to capture and maintain a snapshot of librarians' thinking about Wikipedia, so that discussions of the topic don't have to rehash the same ground endlessly.

Feel free to add to the list and create and edit the pages.


Claims, Statements, Opinions[edit]

  1. Wikipedia is not authoritative
  2. Wikipedia should not be cited in academic work
  3. Librarians should contribute their skills to Wikipedia
  4. Wikipedia is rough amalgamation of several kinds of specialist encyclopedias

See also librarian views on the reliability of Wikipedia.


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