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Wikibooks

Lorcan 1 min read

wikibooks.pngI had not come across Wikibooks before, which is a collection of textbook ‘modules’ created in the Wikipedia model. Wikibooks is one of the Wikimedia family.
Naturally enough, coverage is still intermittent. I do not know what sort of momentum it has picked up.
There is a skeleton – if little more – in place for Library and information science. (This is as part of the proposed Wikiversity, ‘a wiki-based learning community’. One aspect of Wikiversity proposals sees the development of a range of learning materials, which would use, but also go beyond, the materials being developed in Wikibooks.)
From the Wikimedia home page:

Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing. [Home – Wikimedia Foundation]

YAGWALLM – yet another group with a library-like mission.

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