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

Representations of Knowledge.

to encapsulate the current state of knowledge

a variety of common representations

Wikipedia.

collaborative creation

implement a space based structure

open source

iconic slogan; 'anyone can edit

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

JW describes its 'self healing quality

communal evaluation

open participation

content will remain incomplete

Traditional approach

encapsulate the current accepted knowledge

Britannica

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

founded in the tradition of industrial production

closed particpation

Structures of knowledge.

ad hoc/multiple linkages/heretical

hierarchical