…we live now in a world in which all people can be, and often are, content creators as well as consumers. And Wikipedia, a project which bears out this fact, has become so wildly successful that it is one of the most dominant sources of knowledge in the public sphere—certainly in the areas of ready-reference and self-study. So, if the ultimate aim of academia is to serve the public interest at all, it is time for its members, especially those who feel the need, as a matter of academic principle, to question its authority, to recognize that they also have just as great a professional responsibility to help improve it.

—Dominic McDevitt-Parks, the new “Wikipedian in Residence” at the National Archives

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