Mentoring in Wikipedia: a clash of cultures

@inproceedings{Musicant2011MentoringIW,
  title={Mentoring in Wikipedia: a clash of cultures},
  author={David R. Musicant and Yuqing Ren and James A. Johnson and John Riedl},
  booktitle={Int. Sym. Wikis},
  year={2011}
}
The continuous success of Wikipedia depends upon its capability to recruit and engage new editors, especially those with new knowledge and perspectives. Yet Wikipedia over the years has become a complicated bureaucracy that may be difficult for newcomers to navigate. Mentoring is a practice that has been widely used in offline organizations to help new members adjust to their roles. In this paper, we draw insights from the offline mentoring literature to analyze mentoring practices in Wikipedia… CONTINUE READING

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