LISWiki was established to give the library community a chance to explore the usefulness of Wikis. It is not intended to replace or detract from the Wikipedia library and information science articles (or those in the printed LIS encyclopedias for that matter), but exist as a niche mp3 downloads encyclopedia covering library-related issues.
The field of librarianship has already benefited from adopting innovative publishing and communication models, such as weblogs and open access archives. Wikis are quickly becoming the next big thing in the field of information for websites. So please, have fun exploring the site. And consider contributing to the new project.
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Anything library-related is welcome here. This Wiki is designed to be built, edited, organized,buy retin a without prescription and maintained by anyone and everyone interested -- although contributions of inaccurate or off-topic content, spam, trolling, and vandalism are not welcome.
Why not just Wikipedia?
There are certainly overlaps with a subject encyclopedia and a general one blog; many entries in LISWiki have cross-references to Wikipedia articles as written. But in fact there are more things library-related to be added and found here than may exist in Wikipedia, such as:
- Conjecture and other original research
- Opinion and position pieces not written in a NPOV (with factual information properly presented, of course)
- Lists, directories, esoteric library information, and non-encyclopedic knoweldge that may not meet Wikipedia's inclusion criteria. See Wikipedia's removal of a "Don Saklad" article for example.
As the growth of library-themed wikis demonstrates, there is certainly interest in having specialized coverage!