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Encyclopedia Brittanica Will Include Wiki-Style Collaboration


Encyclopaedia Brittanica, first published in 3 volumes in 1771, announced in its blog in June 2008 that it would include wiki-style collaboration from users in it's online edition. At Britannica,

“readers and users will also be invited into an online community where they can work and publish at Britannica’s site under their own names.”

The core encyclopedia itself

"will continue to be edited according to the most rigorous standards and will bear the imprimatur ‘Britannica Checked’ to distinguish it from material on the site for which Britannica editors are not responsible.”

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