Curbside Plus Services now include in-person appointments for computer use and other library services. Returned items are quarantined for 6 days before they are checked in. Fines are not charged for quarantined items.
 

The Linthicum Library will be closed from Monday, October 26 through Wednesday, November 4 for HVAC replacement. 

 

The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing." -Jimmy Wales, founder of WikipediaWith more than 2,000,000 individual articles on everything from Aa! (a Japanese pop group) to Zzyzx, California, written by an army of volunteer contributors, Wikipedia is the number-eight site on the World Wide Web. Created (and corrected) by anyone with access to a computer, this impressive assemblage of knowledge is growing at an astonishing rate of more than 30,000,000 words a month. Now, for the first time, a Wikipedia insider tells the story of how it all happened-from the first glimmer of an idea to the global phenomenon it's become.Andrew Lih has been an administrator (a trusted user who is granted access to technical features) at Wikipedia for more than four years, as well as a regular host of the weekly Wikipedia podcast. In The Wikipedia Revolution, he details the site's inception in 2001, its evolution, and its remarkable growth, while also explaining its larger cultural repercussions. Wikipedia is not just a Web site; it's a global community of contributors who have banded together out of a shared passion for making knowledge free.The Wikipedia Revolution features a foreword by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and an afterword that is itself a Wikipedia creation.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781400190768
9780316407670
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID75e35e2a-6ffe-a26a-c6f6-aa30916f9bc3
Grouping Titlewikipedia revolution how a bunch of nobodies created the worlds greatest encyclopedia
Grouping Authorandrew lih
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-27 04:17:02AM
Last Indexed2020-10-27 04:42:09AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorAndrew Lih
author_displayAndrew Lih
available_at_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
display_description

"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing."
—Jimmy Wales

With more than 2,000,000 individual articles on everything from Aa! (a Japanese pop group) to Zzyzx, California, written by an army of volunteer contributors, Wikipedia is the #8 site on the World Wide Web. Created (and corrected) by anyone with access to a computer, this impressive assemblage of knowledge is growing at an astonishing rate of more than 30,000,000 words a month. Now for the first time, a Wikipedia insider tells the story of how it all happened—from the first glimmer of an idea to the global phenomenon it's become.

Andrew Lih has been an administrator (a trusted user who is granted access to technical features) at Wikipedia for more than four years, as well as a regular host of the weekly Wikipedia podcast. In The Wikipedia Revolution, he details the site's inception in 2001, its evolution, and its remarkable growth, while also explaining its larger cultural repercussions. Wikipedia is not just a website; it's a global community of contributors who have banded together out of a shared passion for making knowledge free.

Featuring a Foreword by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and an Afterword that is itself a Wikipedia creation.

format_aacpleAudiobook
eBook
format_category_aacplAudio Books
eBook
id75e35e2a-6ffe-a26a-c6f6-aa30916f9bc3
isbn9780316407670
9781400190768
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:28b7be77-302b-40a1-8784-e0ab1996785e1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:28b7be77-302b-40a1-8784-e0ab1996785e-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:db2c9ba4-e509-4c34-8155-c9105eb0e39a1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
overdrive:db2c9ba4-e509-4c34-8155-c9105eb0e39a-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books2falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
last_indexed2020-10-27T08:42:09.979Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_aacplOnline OverDrive
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn9781400190768
publishDate2009
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:28b7be77-302b-40a1-8784-e0ab1996785eeBookeBookEnglishHachette Books
overdrive:db2c9ba4-e509-4c34-8155-c9105eb0e39aeAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishTantor Media, Inc.2009
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:28b7be77-302b-40a1-8784-e0ab1996785e1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:28b7be77-302b-40a1-8784-e0ab1996785e-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:db2c9ba4-e509-4c34-8155-c9105eb0e39a1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:db2c9ba4-e509-4c34-8155-c9105eb0e39a-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
title_displayThe Wikipedia Revolution How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia
title_fullThe Wikipedia Revolution How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia
title_shortThe Wikipedia Revolution
title_subHow a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia
topic_facetBusiness
Computer Technology
Finance
Nonfiction