Document (#42077)

Author
Luyt, B.
Ally, Y.
Low, N.H.
Ismail, N.B.
Title
Librarian perception of Wikipedia : threats or opportunities for librarianship?
Source
Libri. 60(2010) no.1, S.57-64
Year
2010
Abstract
The rapid rise of Wikipedia as an information source has placed the traditional role of librarians as information gatekeepers and guardians under scrutiny with much of the professional literature suggesting that librarians are polarized over the issue of whether Wikipedia is a useful reference tool. This qualitative study examines the perceptions and behaviours of National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore librarians with regards to information seeking and usage of Wikipedia. It finds that instead of polarized attitudes, most librarians, although cautious about using Wikipedia in their professional capacity, hold a range of generally positive attitudes towards the online encyclopaedia, believing that it has a valid role to play in the information seeking of patrons today. This is heartening because it suggests the existence within the librarian population of attitudes that can be tapped to engage constructively with Wikipedia. Three of these in particular are briefly discussed at the end of the article: Wikipedia's ability to appeal to the socalled "digital natives," its role as a source of non-Western information, and its potential to enable a revitalization of the role of librarians as public intellectuals contributing to a democratic information commons.
Content
Vgl.: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/libr.2010.005.
Theme
Informationsmittel
Internet
Object
Wikipedia

Similar documents (author)

  1. Luyt, B.: Defining the digital divide : the role of e-readiness indicators (2006) 5.78
    5.7842436 = sum of:
      5.7842436 = weight(author_txt:luyt in 1781) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
        5.7842436 = fieldWeight in 1781, product of:
          1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
            1.0 = termFreq=1.0
          9.254789 = idf(docFreq=10, maxDocs=42306)
          0.625 = fieldNorm(doc=1781)
    
  2. Luyt, B.: Centres of calculation and unruly colonists : the colonial library in Singapore and its users, 1874-1900 (2008) 5.78
    5.7842436 = sum of:
      5.7842436 = weight(author_txt:luyt in 3896) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
        5.7842436 = fieldWeight in 3896, product of:
          1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
            1.0 = termFreq=1.0
          9.254789 = idf(docFreq=10, maxDocs=42306)
          0.625 = fieldNorm(doc=3896)
    
  3. Luyt, B.: ¬The nature of historical representation on Wikipedia : dominant or alterative historiography? (2011) 5.78
    5.7842436 = sum of:
      5.7842436 = weight(author_txt:luyt in 1460) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
        5.7842436 = fieldWeight in 1460, product of:
          1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
            1.0 = termFreq=1.0
          9.254789 = idf(docFreq=10, maxDocs=42306)
          0.625 = fieldNorm(doc=1460)
    
  4. Luyt, B.: ¬The inclusivity of Wikipedia and the drawing of expert boundaries : an examination of talk pages and reference lists (2012) 5.78
    5.7842436 = sum of:
      5.7842436 = weight(author_txt:luyt in 2392) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
        5.7842436 = fieldWeight in 2392, product of:
          1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
            1.0 = termFreq=1.0
          9.254789 = idf(docFreq=10, maxDocs=42306)
          0.625 = fieldNorm(doc=2392)
    
  5. Luyt, B.: History on Wikipedia : In need of a NWICO (New World Information and Communication Order)? the case of Cambodia (2013) 5.78
    5.7842436 = sum of:
      5.7842436 = weight(author_txt:luyt in 2952) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
        5.7842436 = fieldWeight in 2952, product of:
          1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
            1.0 = termFreq=1.0
          9.254789 = idf(docFreq=10, maxDocs=42306)
          0.625 = fieldNorm(doc=2952)
    

Similar documents (content)

  1. Lim, S.: How and why do college students use Wikipedia? (2009) 0.36
    0.35939455 = sum of:
      0.35939455 = product of:
        1.123108 = sum of:
          0.00793267 = weight(abstract_txt:with in 164) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.00793267 = score(doc=164,freq=2.0), product of:
              0.04059576 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.5265954 = idf(docFreq=9191, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.19540639 = fieldWeight in 164, product of:
                1.4142135 = tf(freq=2.0), with freq of:
                  2.0 = termFreq=2.0
                2.5265954 = idf(docFreq=9191, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=164)
          0.09799953 = weight(abstract_txt:wikipedia's in 164) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.09799953 = score(doc=164,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.18951923 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.2474573 = boost
                9.45546 = idf(docFreq=8, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.51709545 = fieldWeight in 164, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                9.45546 = idf(docFreq=8, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=164)
          0.0064491583 = weight(abstract_txt:that in 164) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.0064491583 = score(doc=164,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.049037237 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.2690889 = boost
                2.4048555 = idf(docFreq=10381, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.13151553 = fieldWeight in 164, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                2.4048555 = idf(docFreq=10381, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=164)
          0.111154996 = weight(abstract_txt:cautious in 164) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.111154996 = score(doc=164,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.20612149 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.3009502 = boost
                9.860925 = idf(docFreq=5, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.5392693 = fieldWeight in 164, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                9.860925 = idf(docFreq=5, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=164)
          0.0284336 = weight(abstract_txt:information in 164) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.0284336 = score(doc=164,freq=8.0), product of:
              0.07546501 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.9281796 = boost
                2.435865 = idf(docFreq=10064, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.3767786 = fieldWeight in 164, product of:
                2.828427 = tf(freq=8.0), with freq of:
                  8.0 = termFreq=8.0
                2.435865 = idf(docFreq=10064, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=164)
          0.116403945 = weight(abstract_txt:attitudes in 164) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.116403945 = score(doc=164,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.3065652 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.7480276 = boost
                6.943154 = idf(docFreq=110, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.37970373 = fieldWeight in 164, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                6.943154 = idf(docFreq=110, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=164)
          0.058781393 = weight(abstract_txt:librarians in 164) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.058781393 = score(doc=164,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.23049095 = queryWeight, product of:
                3.0761745 = boost
                4.663349 = idf(docFreq=1084, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.2550269 = fieldWeight in 164, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                4.663349 = idf(docFreq=1084, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=164)
          0.6959528 = weight(abstract_txt:wikipedia in 164) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.6959528 = score(doc=164,freq=16.0), product of:
              0.50493354 = queryWeight, product of:
                4.9876018 = boost
                6.300826 = idf(docFreq=210, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              1.3783057 = fieldWeight in 164, product of:
                4.0 = tf(freq=16.0), with freq of:
                  16.0 = termFreq=16.0
                6.300826 = idf(docFreq=210, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=164)
        0.32 = coord(8/25)
    
  2. Goslin, K.; Hofmann, M.: ¬A Wikipedia powered state-based approach to automatic search query enhancement (2018) 0.16
    0.15959455 = sum of:
      0.15959455 = product of:
        0.6649773 = sum of:
          0.008013207 = weight(abstract_txt:with in 2001) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.008013207 = score(doc=2001,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.04059576 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.5265954 = idf(docFreq=9191, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.19739026 = fieldWeight in 2001, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                2.5265954 = idf(docFreq=9191, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=2001)
          0.13999933 = weight(abstract_txt:wikipedia's in 2001) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.13999933 = score(doc=2001,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.18951923 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.2474573 = boost
                9.45546 = idf(docFreq=8, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.7387078 = fieldWeight in 2001, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                9.45546 = idf(docFreq=8, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=2001)
          0.009213083 = weight(abstract_txt:that in 2001) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.009213083 = score(doc=2001,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.049037237 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.2690889 = boost
                2.4048555 = idf(docFreq=10381, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.18787934 = fieldWeight in 2001, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                2.4048555 = idf(docFreq=10381, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=2001)
          0.06288136 = weight(abstract_txt:source in 2001) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.06288136 = score(doc=2001,freq=2.0), product of:
              0.11115199 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.3510538 = boost
                5.12035 = idf(docFreq=686, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.5657241 = fieldWeight in 2001, product of:
                1.4142135 = tf(freq=2.0), with freq of:
                  2.0 = termFreq=2.0
                5.12035 = idf(docFreq=686, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=2001)
          0.014361138 = weight(abstract_txt:information in 2001) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.014361138 = score(doc=2001,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.07546501 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.9281796 = boost
                2.435865 = idf(docFreq=10064, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.19030195 = fieldWeight in 2001, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                2.435865 = idf(docFreq=10064, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=2001)
          0.43050915 = weight(abstract_txt:wikipedia in 2001) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.43050915 = score(doc=2001,freq=3.0), product of:
              0.50493354 = queryWeight, product of:
                4.9876018 = boost
                6.300826 = idf(docFreq=210, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.8526056 = fieldWeight in 2001, product of:
                1.7320508 = tf(freq=3.0), with freq of:
                  3.0 = termFreq=3.0
                6.300826 = idf(docFreq=210, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=2001)
        0.24 = coord(6/25)
    
  3. Okoli, C.; Mehdi, M.; Mesgari, M.; Nielsen, F.A.; Lanamäki, A.: Wikipedia in the eyes of its beholders : a systematic review of scholarly research on Wikipedia readers and readership (2014) 0.14
    0.14487854 = sum of:
      0.14487854 = product of:
        0.72439265 = sum of:
          0.008013207 = weight(abstract_txt:with in 3541) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.008013207 = score(doc=3541,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.04059576 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.5265954 = idf(docFreq=9191, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.19739026 = fieldWeight in 3541, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                2.5265954 = idf(docFreq=9191, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=3541)
          0.009213083 = weight(abstract_txt:that in 3541) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.009213083 = score(doc=3541,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.049037237 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.2690889 = boost
                2.4048555 = idf(docFreq=10381, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.18787934 = fieldWeight in 3541, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                2.4048555 = idf(docFreq=10381, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=3541)
          0.014361138 = weight(abstract_txt:information in 3541) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.014361138 = score(doc=3541,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.07546501 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.9281796 = boost
                2.435865 = idf(docFreq=10064, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.19030195 = fieldWeight in 3541, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                2.435865 = idf(docFreq=10064, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=3541)
          0.08397342 = weight(abstract_txt:librarians in 3541) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.08397342 = score(doc=3541,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.23049095 = queryWeight, product of:
                3.0761745 = boost
                4.663349 = idf(docFreq=1084, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.36432415 = fieldWeight in 3541, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                4.663349 = idf(docFreq=1084, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=3541)
          0.6088318 = weight(abstract_txt:wikipedia in 3541) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.6088318 = score(doc=3541,freq=6.0), product of:
              0.50493354 = queryWeight, product of:
                4.9876018 = boost
                6.300826 = idf(docFreq=210, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              1.2057663 = fieldWeight in 3541, product of:
                2.4494898 = tf(freq=6.0), with freq of:
                  6.0 = termFreq=6.0
                6.300826 = idf(docFreq=210, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=3541)
        0.2 = coord(5/25)
    
  4. Teplitskiy, M.; Lu, G.; Duede, E.: Amplifying the impact of open access : Wikipedia and the diffusion of science (2017) 0.14
    0.13881923 = sum of:
      0.13881923 = product of:
        0.69409615 = sum of:
          0.008013207 = weight(abstract_txt:with in 701) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.008013207 = score(doc=701,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.04059576 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.5265954 = idf(docFreq=9191, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.19739026 = fieldWeight in 701, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                2.5265954 = idf(docFreq=9191, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=701)
          0.018426167 = weight(abstract_txt:that in 701) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.018426167 = score(doc=701,freq=4.0), product of:
              0.049037237 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.2690889 = boost
                2.4048555 = idf(docFreq=10381, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.37575868 = fieldWeight in 701, product of:
                2.0 = tf(freq=4.0), with freq of:
                  4.0 = termFreq=4.0
                2.4048555 = idf(docFreq=10381, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=701)
          0.044463836 = weight(abstract_txt:source in 701) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.044463836 = score(doc=701,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.11115199 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.3510538 = boost
                5.12035 = idf(docFreq=686, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.40002733 = fieldWeight in 701, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                5.12035 = idf(docFreq=686, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=701)
          0.014361138 = weight(abstract_txt:information in 701) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.014361138 = score(doc=701,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.07546501 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.9281796 = boost
                2.435865 = idf(docFreq=10064, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.19030195 = fieldWeight in 701, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                2.435865 = idf(docFreq=10064, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=701)
          0.6088318 = weight(abstract_txt:wikipedia in 701) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.6088318 = score(doc=701,freq=6.0), product of:
              0.50493354 = queryWeight, product of:
                4.9876018 = boost
                6.300826 = idf(docFreq=210, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              1.2057663 = fieldWeight in 701, product of:
                2.4494898 = tf(freq=6.0), with freq of:
                  6.0 = termFreq=6.0
                6.300826 = idf(docFreq=210, maxDocs=42306)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=701)
        0.2 = coord(5/25)
    
  5. Johnston, S.: Training for the information economy : a study of the information culture of a graduate business school (1999) 0.13
    0.13090885 = sum of:
      0.13090885 = product of:
        0.40909016 = sum of:
          0.011103426 = weight(abstract_txt:with in 1193) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.011103426 = score(doc=1193,freq=3.0), product of:
              0.04059576 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.5265954 = idf(docFreq=9191, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.27351198 = fieldWeight in 1193, product of:
                1.7320508 = tf(freq=3.0), with freq of:
                  3.0 = termFreq=3.0
                2.5265954 = idf(docFreq=9191, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0625 = fieldNorm(doc=1193)
          0.09277286 = weight(abstract_txt:scrutiny in 1193) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.09277286 = score(doc=1193,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.1671565 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.1715496 = boost
                8.8800955 = idf(docFreq=15, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.55500597 = fieldWeight in 1193, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                8.8800955 = idf(docFreq=15, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0625 = fieldNorm(doc=1193)
          0.007370467 = weight(abstract_txt:that in 1193) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.007370467 = score(doc=1193,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.049037237 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.2690889 = boost
                2.4048555 = idf(docFreq=10381, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.15030347 = fieldWeight in 1193, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                2.4048555 = idf(docFreq=10381, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0625 = fieldNorm(doc=1193)
          0.03581574 = weight(abstract_txt:seeking in 1193) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.03581574 = score(doc=1193,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.11166111 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.3541445 = boost
                5.132063 = idf(docFreq=678, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.32075393 = fieldWeight in 1193, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                5.132063 = idf(docFreq=678, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0625 = fieldNorm(doc=1193)
          0.06650259 = weight(abstract_txt:professional in 1193) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.06650259 = score(doc=1193,freq=3.0), product of:
              0.11696017 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.3859036 = boost
                5.2524266 = idf(docFreq=601, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.56859183 = fieldWeight in 1193, product of:
                1.7320508 = tf(freq=3.0), with freq of:
                  3.0 = termFreq=3.0
                5.2524266 = idf(docFreq=601, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0625 = fieldNorm(doc=1193)
          0.08052549 = weight(abstract_txt:librarian in 1193) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.08052549 = score(doc=1193,freq=2.0), product of:
              0.15210083 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.5804466 = boost
                5.9897237 = idf(docFreq=287, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.52942175 = fieldWeight in 1193, product of:
                1.4142135 = tf(freq=2.0), with freq of:
                  2.0 = termFreq=2.0
                5.9897237 = idf(docFreq=287, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0625 = fieldNorm(doc=1193)
          0.032495543 = weight(abstract_txt:information in 1193) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.032495543 = score(doc=1193,freq=8.0), product of:
              0.07546501 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.9281796 = boost
                2.435865 = idf(docFreq=10064, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.43060413 = fieldWeight in 1193, product of:
                2.828427 = tf(freq=8.0), with freq of:
                  8.0 = termFreq=8.0
                2.435865 = idf(docFreq=10064, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0625 = fieldNorm(doc=1193)
          0.08250403 = weight(abstract_txt:role in 1193) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.08250403 = score(doc=1193,freq=3.0), product of:
              0.1701397 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.363915 = boost
                4.4794927 = idf(docFreq=1303, maxDocs=42306)
                0.016067376 = queryNorm
              0.4849193 = fieldWeight in 1193, product of:
                1.7320508 = tf(freq=3.0), with freq of:
                  3.0 = termFreq=3.0
                4.4794927 = idf(docFreq=1303, maxDocs=42306)
                0.0625 = fieldNorm(doc=1193)
        0.32 = coord(8/25)