Wikicollecting is a wiki-based open-source encyclopedia covering all areas of antiques and collectables. It is built through an international collaboration of collectors and experts, and encourages users to submit, edit, update and expand articles for future generations of collectors.
Launched in February 2011, the site had already amassed over 400,000 articles as of July 2013.
The types of pages include encyclopaedic entries on specific subjects, sales or items, and information on museums, galleries, collectors’ clubs and organizations around the world.
Articles can include notable sales and price histories.
Articles can range from an overview of a collecting area (such as trading cards) including the subject’s history and context, to the current market value of a particular collectible. These articles are written from a point of neutrality.
It also includes comprehensive free listings of antique and collectibles dealers, which allow businesses to submit and maintain their own pages and include contact information and external links to their own websites.
Business and dealer pages are often written in a more subjective style, but the site is informally moderated by a number of volunteer users to maintain its accuracy.
Wikicollecting operates on open source software and an open content licensing model allowing free use and community ownership of the content. It uses the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License
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