Some of Wikimedia’s sites have contributors who, well, need an editor. Their content is great, but they may not have a very good grasp of the language in which they are writing; they may not be writing in a way that is stylistically compatible with Wikimedia’s guidelines; they might be like me and ramble on [...]
Archive for March 28th, 2005
How timely to spot this Wall Street Journal article about Wikicities on beSpacific after talking about it at last night’s Wikipedia meetup. I like the point Charlene Li of Forrester Research makes, on which Vauhini Vara builds: "’A wiki is only as good as the group is.’ To work well, it must attract a large [...]
Rita Braver of CBS News Sunday Morning interviewed the librarians behind the groundbreaking research on how Peeps use academic libraries. Yes, that’s Peeps as in those tasty marshmallow treats. I understand, though, that it’s considered unprofessional to eat them while they’re using your library.
A few news librarians mentioned the pros and cons of this people locator service on Newslib. It retrieves past and current addresses, telephone numbers, and birth month and years. The current and past addresses are not labeled as such. Several librarians indicated they were able to find accurate data while others found errors, including incorrect [...]