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Miklos Sarvary

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016940

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016940.001.0001

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R&D for Information and Knowledge

R&D for Information and Knowledge

(p.131) 8 R&D for Information and Knowledge
Gurus and Oracles

Miklos Sarvary

The MIT Press

This chapter examines research and development (R&D) in the context of information and knowledge and the R&D function for information products. It explores technologies that are all based on the idea of integrating the information or knowledge of large and diverse communities and considers the case of Wikipedia. It discusses the deletionist and inclusionist views on how to capture and integrate user-generated information and highlights the importance of online communities such as social networks and blogs as sources for information producers.

Keywords:   research and development, information products, knowledge, Wikipedia, deletionist view, inclusionist view, user-generated information, online communities

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