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Encyclopedia Britannica Goes Wiki!

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 9, 2008

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They never thought it would happen – but the Encyclopedia Britannica is opening its pages to everyone -

A redesigned website will allow current expert contributors to have more freedom to add information and advertise their own work, while also allowing the public to add articles under their own names. The encyclopedia will, however, still check that all information provided is correct before publishing. They say :

“The main thrust of this initiative is to promote greater participation by both our expert contributors and readers. Both groups will be invited to play a larger role in expanding, improving, and maintaining the information we publish on the Web under the Encyclopaedia Britannica name as well as in sharing content they create with other Britannica visitors”.

Read more about the changes here or check out the Britannica blog.

You can access the encyclopedia online for free in Wales if you are a member of a Public Library

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