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From: Chris Tinney <>
Subject: [APG] WIKIPEDIA is now politically correct to use as a referenceresource
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2007 22:43:05 -0800 (PST)
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WIKIPEDIA is now politically correct to use as a reference resource
http://whygive.wikimedia.org/2007/12/07/can-you-trust-wikipedia/

8th December 2007, ResearchBuzz notes:
"OCLC Hooks Up With Wikipedia"
. . . " search over a billion items in
over 10,000 libraries around the world."
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/melvyluniversityofcaliforniagenealogyfamilyhistory.htm#research
" Now the xISBN service has been hooked up
with Wikipedia! That means you can enter a URL
and have xISBN generate a list of related URLs,
and then check those URLs against the ISBNs
on Wikipedia."
http://www.researchbuzz.org/wp/2007/12/08/oclc-hooks-up-with-wikipedia/

November 2007, Amazon Kindle, an electronic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Kindle
book (e-book) service is launched in the United States
by Amazon.com.
The Official Kindle product page notes:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FI73MA/
" Includes free wireless access to the planet's
most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia—
Wikipedia.org."

November 27, 2007, Inside Higher Education
News adds, under . . . New Ways to Collaborate . . .
"How does the university develop its academic enterprise?"
. . . "And now that both Microsoft and Google offer tools that
allow students to publish their work — and edit it, in real time,
with others — the adoption of these Web services presents
an opportunity for universities to evolve their approaches in
the classroom as well" . . . such as "posting term papers on
Wikipedia to be peer-edited by classmates" . . .
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/11/27/email

October 29, 2007, Inside Higher Education News
suggests: "The shift to thinking about placing the term
paper as a Wikipedia encyclopedia entry allows for
another level of peer review," . . .
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/10/29/wikipedia

August 27, 2007, the Taipei Times noted:
Academics debate Wikipedia's value . . .
. . .
"For S.T. Huang . . . , associate professor of the
National Pingtung University of Science and Technology,
the online encyclopedia, with its use of the open-source
software "Wiki," can be used to preserve "disappearing
local knowledge." Huang and some local activists in
southern Taiwan have been dedicated to the task of
accumulating local knowledge for more than 10 years.
He said that Wikipedia will help the team establish
a local knowledge database for Taiwan that can be
accessed by people all over the world."
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2007/08/14/2003374123

Earlier reference:
A Case Study on the Veracity of the "Wiki" concept . . .
http://www.journalism.org/node/1676

MULTI-SOURCE REFERENCE using WIKIPEDIA:
Regional Genealogy and Local History Research:
Local History and Genealogy Portals to the World.
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/regionalgenealogy.htm
Regional genealogy and local history research includes:
areas, countries, directories, ethnic group populations,
organizations, local ancestry and local history studies.

Respectfully yours,


Tom Tinney, Sr.
Who's Who in America,
Millennium Edition [54th] through 2004
Who's Who In Genealogy and Heraldry, [both editions]
Family Genealogy & History Internet Education Directory
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/
Professional worldwide humanities and social sciences mega portal,
connected directly to thousands of related sub-sets, with billions of
primary or secondary database family history and genealogy records.
It encompasses all other key worldwide genealogy and surname sites.


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