[Citizendium-l] [Citizendium-editors] Absorbing other wiki projects into theCitizendium
Anthony_Sebastian at msn.com
Tue Apr 3 12:09:29 EDT 2007
We could ourselves scope out the many 'open-access' journals in various subject areas, and judiciously select those 'review-type' articles whose content and cognitive accessibility meet CZ's requirements. Some I know permit free use with attribution.
The Public Library of Science says this about its suite of journals:
"Everything we publish is freely available online for you to read, download, copy, distribute, and use (with attribution) any way you wish."
That means we can even edit the articles as workgroups deem appropriate. We could re-title, edit for easier reading when necessary, add content.
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From: Larry Sanger<mailto:sanger-lists at citizendium.org>
To: 'Main Citizendium'<mailto:citizendium-l at lists.purdue.edu> ; Citizendium-editors at lists.purdue.edu<mailto:Citizendium-editors at lists.purdue.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 1:47 PM
Subject: [Citizendium-editors] Absorbing other wiki projects into theCitizendium
I've been overwhelmed with the excellent opportunities thrown our way. One
type of opportunity is this: some people have suggested that they will
transfer the contents of their professional wiki projects to the
Citizendium. There are two wikis for which this is a possibility, and one
other content project. Also possible are two published encyclopedias from
the 1980s and 90s, now out of print I believe, which certain stakeholders
are interested in letting us use. I'm sorry I can't give you the details,
but suffice it to say that it's pretty exciting stuff.
We can "bootstrap" ourselves very well with new content and, no doubt, the
new people that will come with it.
So this then leads to a question for you: do you know of floundering
academic wiki projects, or projects that people have lost interest in, that
have much content that might be appropriate for CZ? If so, can you please
invite the principals of those projects to contact me at
sanger at citizendium.org<mailto:sanger at citizendium.org>? Let us use the content; we'll make sure it doesn't
go to waste.
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