[SFRA-L] Fwd: the new SF Encyclopedia
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Sat Oct 15 04:12:12 EDT 2011
On 14 October 2011 18:08, Karen Hellekson <khellekson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>site more Web 2.0, and as someone interested in the evolving nature of scholarship, I wonder if you might share some of the reasoning. I've been curious for some time about the continuing ironic conservatism of science fiction scholarship in adopting technology. The journals are slow to embrace online content, the conferences slow to fully mediate sessions, the associations slow to create full-blown online communities, the publishers slow to make critical
> Word... but to put it more succinctly, why not a wiki? Get an
> editorial team and an overlord or two...
Karen, I think the "philosophy" post I linked for Craig last night
should have answered this question, at least partly. Leaving aside the
questions of quality-assurance of wiki-generated material - a
vehemently-debated issue on both sides, I know - I think it'd be very
difficult to achieve our goals of overall coherence and linked-ness if
we were working in a wiki context.
> However, I do think that authors ought not edit their own entries,
> just request updates/corrections.
Quite - though difficult to police on a wiki.
> And as I commented before re.
> Atwood, authors can feel free to say whatever they want about their
> own works as they create their own metacontext, but critics don't have
> to take that into account when doing interpretive work.
Of course. Just as they're free to say whatever they want about what
we say about them.
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