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Wikipedia Wants More Contributions From Academics

March 30th, 2011 03:34 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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holy_calamity writes “University professors don’t feel their role as intellectuals working for the public good extends to contributing to the world’s largest encyclopedia, the Guardian reports. Wikimedia foundation is currently surveying academics as part of a search for ways to encourage them to pitch in alongside anonymous civilians and raise quality. The main problem seems to be the academic ego: papers, talks and grant proposals build reputation but Wikipedia edits do not.”

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