Talk:London Consortium

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Notability[edit]

I notice this course is not mentioned on in University of London. It needs to be established that it is notable, and is seen as such by external bodies with verifiable reliable sources. Tyrenius 01:05, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Article has been expanded with more references and links. The London Consortium is not mentioned in the University of London entry, but it is mentioned in the Birkbeck College entry.
E1ijah 02:18, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

I'm still not happy about notability. You're basically saying it's a course that several institutions endorse or participate in, but there doesn't seem to be any recognition beyond that at the moment in for example the media or scholarly journals or comments on it from well know people. I've posted some info on referencing to your talk page, so if you can put that into practice, we might be getting somewhere. Tyrenius 03:09, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

I wanted to clarify something: this is not a course, but a masters and doctoral degree program. I am not sure why it would be subjected to more scutiny than the many other departmental and university department pages that already exist on wikipedia and have no more evidence of notability than this page. And it is widely known and mentioned by well known people, including but not exclusive to, those who teach and run the program who include some well known persons. notyouraveragebear

It is not subject to any more scrutiny than others. I have not seen the others. They may well need further scrutiny. There is a guideline Wikipedia:Notability:

A topic is generally notable if it has been the subject of published material which is independent of the subject, reliable, and most importantly, attributable. The depth of coverage and quality of sources must be considered in determining the number of sources required and whether the coverage establishes notability. Multiple sources are preferable and should be independent of each other.

This article currently lacks that form of endorsement. It it is widely known and mentioned, then that would give the endorsement. Such mentions must be verified and should be referenced (see ref guide below).

Tyrenius 22:51, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi--I'm not sure if this is still a live topic, but I think the London Consortium is plenty notable, but that the article needs to be improved in order to make this clear. It is a major international doctoral program and is famous in academic circles for its eclectic interdisciplinary nature. More information about the novelty of the program--which was not without controversy--might be called for.


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