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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 31, July 30, 2006, Article 14

NUMISMATIC CATALOG WIKI SOUGHT

[For those who aren't familiar with the term, a Wiki is a web
site that enables a community of users to both view and update
information very easily.  The most prominent example is the
Wikipedia, a free online community-created encyclopedia.  Work
teams at my company use Wikis to create and share project information
among many users.  -Editor]

Any Lustig writes: "Are you aware of any Wikis for numismatic
auction catalogs and their contents? If not, it seems like it's
an idea whose time has come. There are many auction catalogs that
I have not purchased because I didn't know enough about the contents,
and many others I have regretted buying for the same reason. A Wiki
listing all catalogs and a summary of their contents would be
incredibly useful. And not to be a pig about it, but if the Wiki
could be used as a checklist, it would save many of us that maintain
our own catalog databases thousands of hours of redundant data-entry
work."

[Who knows, perhaps we could get a project like this off the ground,
but it would take a dedicated group of volunteers to create the initial
Wiki and seed the site with catalog information.  Anyone game to give
it a try?  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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