OTWARTY CHARAKTER ENCYKLOPEDII. WIKIPEDIA JAKO ŹRÓDŁO INFORMACJI W CYFROWYM ŚWIECIE
THE OPEN CHARACTER OF AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA.
WIKIPEDIA AS A SOURCE OF INFORMATION IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Education, Communication studies
Published by: Wydawnictwa AGH
Keywords: Wikipedia; internet; knowledge; encyclopedia
Summary/Abstract: The paper’s aim is to explore the evolving nature of an encyclopaedia in the era of participatory culture. First, the article claims that there is no sense to pigeonhole Wikipedia as an encyclopaedia. To explain this statement, Wikipedia’s functional features against traditional knowledge compendia like an encyclopaedia are analysed. Second, it refers to empirical research outcomes on the Wikipedia’s reliability. Finally, the article closes with thoughts on a virtual encyclopaedia that is an interesting case of a network organisation in the era of participatory culture. It also points out research directions important to understand this phenomenon from the humanistic perspective.
- Issue Year: 15/2016
- Issue No: 1
- Page Range: 65-77
- Page Count: 13
- Language: Polish