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Sage Ross on Wikipedia

The January 2008 issue of the Newsletter of the History of Science Society contains an article by doctoral candidate Sage Ross on the importance of Wikipedia to historians - particularly historians of science, technology, and medicine. Ross convincingly urges scholars in STM fields to get involved in posting historically accurate content to articles on topics in their fields, stating that Wikipedia provides an unparalleled opportunity to make work available to a general audience. Do you think HSTM scholars have a responsibility to become involved in Wikipedia? What about engaging with a popular audience in general?

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