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Crowdsourcing, Reference Works, and Peer Review: Some Surprising Connections – The Scholarly Kitchen

A very interesting post in the Scholarly Kitchen today, Crowdsourcing, Reference Works, and Peer Review: Some surprising Connections.  Kent Anderson, the author of the post, discusses a plenary session at the PSP conference and the debate that ensued around the future of the reference book.  A clip from Anderson’s post:

Last week, during the PSP plenary debate that touched on the future of the reference book, the opposition made two statements as if they were unassailable facts:

  1. Getting authors to write things is expensive and requires a lot of motivation that only the prestige and importance of the current system can generate
  2. Quality reference information can’t be generated via crowdsourcing Continue reading