Inventory System: Executive Summary
May 21, 2012
There is increase in popularity and use of the Internet for research purposes by schools and students. Popular among the web-based information resource is the Wikipedia. Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia that uses wiki software for the creation and editing of contents on its site. The use of Wikipedia for research has increased over the years. It is the world's acclaimed 6th most visited website ("Most Popular Websites on the Internet", 2012) . This status is not without its own challenges. The main one being that of credibility. An online encyclopedia that allows anyone to edit its entries to some, limits its validity. This …show more content…
Edit wars sometimes occur in Wikipedia. Edit wars occur when two contributors (or group of contributors) repeatedly edit each other's work based on a particular bias. Using such a content makes the research work the 'casualty' of such 'wars'.
In early 2004, Wikipedia set up an Arbitration Committee to settle such disputes (Woods & Thoeny, 2007).
Wikipedia describes itself as, "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." As discussed earlier, the site runs on