[WikiEN-l] WP and Deep Web, was Re: Age fabrication and original research

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Fri Oct 9 17:54:48 UTC 2009

stevertigo wrote:
>> David Goodman wrote:
>>> Quite apart from  the incredible range available from a research
>>> library, the great majority of *Wikipedians,* even experienced ones, do
>>> not use even those sources which are made available free from local
>>> public libraries to residents.
> Do these libraries *digitize* their books and make them available
> online? The paradigm shift is relevant: A keydrive full of PDFs is *so
> much easier to skateboard around with than a backpack full of wood
> industry products.
The main problem is not one of digitization.  It has more to do with 
making the digitized material useful.  Digitizing major libraries' 
content will obviate the need for digitizing the duplicate material in 
smaller libraries, but these smaller libraries will still contain 
important material that may be unique.

Once the material is digitized, how do you find it? There is more to 
that than depending on Google searches.


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