There's yet another attempt to harness the free community oriented benefits of Wikipedia
to a more traditional (and therefore [perhaps?] reliable?) form of approval. Started by a Neuroscientist
seems to be a heady mix of Wikipedia
, peer review
and social software
Scholars who participate will gain
Scholar Index Points which will buy them more favourable treatment. Users will be able to benefit from reliable (or at least authorised) content, as well as suggest edits (though the page's curator will have a veto).
Will it work? Who knows... Will even Jim read it's articles (when it gets round to publishing in theology)? Can this mix of idealism and pragmatics work at all? See the review in ifBook
for more coherent thoughts than I have time for this week, whatever this is a project to watch with interest as we anxiously await the future of scholarship.
Labels: encyclopedia, wikipedia