Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Britannica Lets Online Visitors Suggest Revisions

NPR reported that the online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica is allowing readers to suggest edits and contributions. Does this sound familiar? Although it will not be as open as the Wikipedia model, it is a step in the right direction. Visit http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91625713&ft=1&f=1006 to listen/read the story.

5 comments:

AB Hunt Property Solutions said...

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lt said...

I think it is great idea that the encyclopedia is allow reader to give some input to the online version of the encyclopedia.

1118322 said...

The Encyclopedia Britannica is one of the most scholarly and respected reference books. I’m glad they are not going to be another Wikipedia, whose information is sometimes spotty and uneven. Having their staff research and approve submissions will ensure that the Britannica retains its level of respectability.

Anonymous said...

By allowing readers to give their opinion in the online version,The Encyclopedia Britannica ,once again, how it rally wants to get improve everyday.

Greg said...

Britannica is attempting to stay ahead of the curve in a society that is constantly changing. It is a wise decision to open the forum to different concepts and incorporate the consumer in a way that, until relatively recently, was impossible.