In Search of the Truth; Assessing On-line Encyclopedias.

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In Search of the Truth; Assessing On-line Encyclopedias. by Mind Map: In Search of the Truth; Assessing On-line Encyclopedias.

1. Representations of Knowledge.

1.1. to encapsulate the current state of knowledge

1.2. a variety of common representations

2. Wikipedia.

2.1. collaborative creation

2.2. implement a space based structure

2.3. open source

2.4. iconic slogan; 'anyone can edit

2.5. offers a 'first draft of history' as then to ever more solid reps

2.6. JW describes its 'self healing quality

2.7. communal evaluation

2.8. open participation

2.9. content will remain incomplete

3. Traditional approach

3.1. encapsulate the current accepted knowledge

3.2. Britannica

3.3. Nupedia (failure to recognise the public as co-creatiors)

3.4. founded in the tradition of industrial production

3.5. closed particpation

4. Structures of knowledge.

4.1. ad hoc/multiple linkages/heretical

4.2. hierarchical