[Air-l] FW: Wikipedia vs Britannica

Niels Windfeld Lund Niels.Windfeld.Lund at hum.uit.no
Wed Dec 14 18:08:20 PST 2005

sometimes it is good to be a member of more than one discussion list !

Niels W.L.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum on behalf of Sloan, Bernie
Sent: Wed 12/14/2005 10:24 PM
Subject: Wikipedia vs Britannica
The following interesting item was forwarded to me by a colleague
(Sharon Stoerger):

Giles, Jim. Internet encyclopaedias go head to head. Nature. Published
online: 14 December 2005; | doi:10.1038/438900a

"Jimmy Wales' Wikipedia comes close to Britannica in terms of the
accuracy of its science entries, a Nature investigation finds."

Bernie Sloan
Senior Information Systems Consultant
Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries in Illinois
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Champaign, IL  61820-5752

Phone: (217) 333-4895
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