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Britannica’s overhaul

Encyclopedia Britannica’s having an overhaul, and crowdsourcing part of it with contributions from paid subscribers. But Britannica’s President insists they’re not following the Wikipedia model. [Link]

”I don’t believe it’s accurate to say that Britannica and Wikipedia are becoming more similar,” he said. While Wikipedia is written and edited by amateurs who often work anonymously, Britannica Online articles will be overseen by professional editors. In addition, there will be no anonymity: Authors and editors will be identified by name. Cauz said this will give Britannica Online articles a credibility and authority Wikipedia can’t match.

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