[Smt-talk] Wiki

Daniel Wolf djwolf at snafu.de
Tue Aug 2 01:44:54 PDT 2011

On Tue, 02 Aug 2011 05:13:43 +0200, יוסי גולדנברג Yosef Goldenberg  
<geyeni at netvision.net.il> wrote:

> In short, good accessible sources that circumvent Wikipedia and are not  
> open
> for free editing might be a more professional solution than.trying to  
> make
> Wikipedia what it is not.

As Bob Kosofsky pointed out, a wiki is a piece of software and Wikipedia  
is but one application of that software.  Perhaps an optimal solution for  
music theory would be a dedicated theory Wiki, sponsored by the SMT and/or  
a strong theory department, with an appointed editor-in-chief, limited to  
invited and non-anonymous contributors.  Such a platform could manage the  
real diversity and controversies in the discipline reasonably well and  
could be easily expanded to include pedagogical materials, for example  
links to open source scores of repertoire demonstrating one analytic  
feature or another.  And of course, such a platform would provide  
Wikipedia itself with an attributable, peer-reviewed source.

Daniel Wolf
Frankfurt am Main

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