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An edition of Wikipedia (2009)

Wikipedia

a new community of practice?

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This edition published in by Ashgate in Burlington, VT.

Written in English

This online encyclopedia can be seen as the 21st century’s version of earlier historical attempts to gather the world’s knowledge into one place – this unique book offers a description of some of these earlier attempts. O’Sullivan follows with a thorough analysis of Wikipedia itself, suggesting on how to approach and contribute to the site and what can be gained by using it. Written in an accessible style, the author takes a socio-historical approach, arguing that by looking at communities of practice in the past we can come to understand the radical, even political, nature of Wikipedia.

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Wikipedia

a new community of practice?

First published in 2009



Work Description

This online encyclopedia can be seen as the 21st century’s version of earlier historical attempts to gather the world’s knowledge into one place – this unique book offers a description of some of these earlier attempts. O’Sullivan follows with a thorough analysis of Wikipedia itself, suggesting on how to approach and contribute to the site and what can be gained by using it. Written in an accessible style, the author takes a socio-historical approach, arguing that by looking at communities of practice in the past we can come to understand the radical, even political, nature of Wikipedia.

Wikipedia

a new community of practice?

This edition published in by Ashgate in Burlington, VT.


Table of Contents

Group theory
The Library of Alexandria
The Royal Society
The republic of letters
The making of the Oxford English dictionary
The Left Book Club
Social sites
Wikipedia : aims
Wikipedia : the community
Wikipedia : structure
Wikipedia : transaction costs
Wikipedia and the public
Wikipedia and the nature of knowledge
Browsing Wikipedia
Assessing Wikipedia
Contributing to Wikipedia.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Genre
Case studies

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
030
Library of Congress
AE100 .O88 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23223582M
Internet Archive
wikipedianewcomm00osul_783
ISBN 13
9780754674337
LC Control Number
2009017572
Library Thing
9057410
Goodreads
7022948

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