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Mirage of us. A reflection on the role of the Web in widening access to references on Southern African arts, culture and heritage

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dc.contributor.author Stewart, Graham Douglas James
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-17T12:06:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-17T12:06:25Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Stewart, Graham. 2010. Mirage of us. A reflection on the role of the Web in widening access to references on Southern African arts, culture and heritage. Tydskrif Vir Letterkunde. 47(2): 129-142. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0041-476x
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/742
dc.description.abstract This article outlines the broad aims of the Encyclopaedia of South African Arts, Culture and Heritage (ESAACH) Project then goes on to consider the ESAACH Website as a networked resource that speaks to the project’s vision of accessibility and participation. The wiki architecture is highly accessible to users and contributors alike. In addition to its robust structure as a reference work, a wiki encyclopaedia facilitates networked social collaboration uniquely suited to the co-operative principles of the project. Subject area specialists will exercise editorial control over the content of the wiki, and work with the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors and peer reviewers to assess contributions, recommend editorial corrections, and select articles, essays and entries for inclusion in the printed volumes of the encyclopaedia. The paper surveys existing Web-based reference sources on Southern African literature, arts and culture; provides an account of the evolution of the Verbal Arts section of the ESAACH wiki; and discusses the prototype ESAACH wiki. en_US
dc.format.extent 14 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Tydskrif Vir Letterkunde en_US
dc.subject Online encyclopaedias en_US
dc.subject South African literary history en_US
dc.subject Commons-based peer production en_US
dc.subject Digital humanities en_US
dc.subject Hypertext en_US
dc.subject E-learning en_US
dc.title Mirage of us. A reflection on the role of the Web in widening access to references on Southern African arts, culture and heritage en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.uri http://www.letterkunde.up.ac.za/argief/47_2/10%20Stewart%2003.pdf en_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnum DUT-000338


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