Authority Unbound: The real upheaval lies just ahead
Peter Morville Writes, about Wikipedia,"The accuracy, objectivity, and currency is surprisingly good."
"Now, some old-fashioned librarians may claim that due to the pseudo-anonymous, multi-author nature of the Wikipedia, its articles have no authority. But they'd be wrong. Authority derives from the information architecture, visual design, governance, and brand of the Wikipedia, and from widespread faith in intellectual honesty and the power of collective intelligence."