The world of print media is starting to catch up with the fact that Wikipedia is kind of a big deal. The year 2009 promises a bevy of books that deal with Wikipedia in one way or another, and many more that treat the evolving social, cultural, economic and legal contexts the project is embedded in. To keep up with the growing literature on Wikipedia, as well as the broader issues the community deals with, the Signpost will be running a series of book reviews. Hence, we need reviewers.
Two reviews are already in the works—for The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Create the World's Greatest Encyclopedia by Andrew Lih, and Lazy Virtues: Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia by Robert E. Cummings. Depending on the availability of review copies and Wikipedian reviewers, we hope to deliver many more reviews in the future.
See the Signpostreview desk for more information and to suggest books to review or volunteer to write reviews.
The Signpost is also searching for a talented comics artist to produce Wikipedia-themed comics to succeed Greg Williams's WikiWorld (which ran in the Signpost regularly from late 2006 through early 2008).