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Bridging the Gap Between Wikipedia and Academia
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (2016)
  • Dariusz Jemielniak
  • Eduard Aibar
Abstract
In this opinion piece, we would like to present a short literature review of perceptions and reservations towards Wikipedia in academia, address the common questions about overall reliability of Wikipedia entries, review the actual practices of Wikipedia usage in academia, and conclude with possible scenarios for a peaceful coexistence. Because Wikipedia is a regular topic of JASIST publications (Lim, 2009; Meseguer-Artola, Aibar, Llados, Minguillon, & Lerga, 2015; Mesgari, Okoli, Mehdi, Nielsen, & Lanamaki, 2015; Okoli, Mehdi, Mesgari, Nielsen, & Lanamaki, 2014, we hope to start a useful discussion with the right audience.
Keywords
  • wikipedia,
  • wikied,
  • academia,
  • education
Publication Date
2016
DOI
10.1002/asi.23691
Citation Information
Jemielniak, Dariusz and Aibar, Eduard (2016) Bridging the Gap Between Wikipedia and Academia Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology 67(7), pp. 1773-1776.