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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 32, August 6, 2006, Article 16

WIKIPEDIA AS A RESEARCH TOOL: A DISSENTING VIEW

Last week the suggestion was made to use a Wiki web site to
collectively compile and publish information about numismatic
auction catalogs. Larry Mitchell sends us this "strongly dissenting
view of Wikipedia and its progeny as research tools, for numismatics
or anything else...."
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The tract makes a good point about the lack of control in a wide-open
web site, but they don't have to be configured to allow just anyone to
make updates; there are forms of web sites were updates are restricted
to certain users or are vetted by an editor.  Perhaps only a wide-open
web site is a true "Wiki", but not all collaborative web sites are
wide-open.  -Editor.

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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