Sunday, February 04, 2007

Wikipedia use limited by history department

The history department at Middlebury College is acknowledging the speed and convenience of using sites such as Wikipedia for background information, but are discouraging the use of the site as a primary source.

This move is great- finally some professors saying what we librarians have been saying all along. There is information on the internet and then there is qualitative information on the internet (credible, authoritative, etc). Nice to have some support in our cause.

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