Wikipedia and encyclopedic production

@article{Loveland2013WikipediaAE,
  title={Wikipedia and encyclopedic production},
  author={J. Loveland and Joseph M. Reagle},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={15},
  pages={1294 - 1311}
}
Wikipedia is often presented within a foreshortened or idealized history of encyclopedia-making. Here we challenge this viewpoint by contextualizing Wikipedia and its modes of production on a broad temporal scale. Drawing on examples from Roman antiquity onward, but focusing on the years since 1700, we identify three forms of encyclopedic production: compulsive collection, stigmergic accumulation, and corporate production. While each could be characterized as a discrete period, we point out the… Expand
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