Wikipedia:Oral citations experiment

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oral citations were experimented with during 2014/15 as ways to link to verifiable information in reliable by non-written records.

Wikipedia has made tremendous progress towards its mission to provide free access to sum of human knowledge, but indigenous knowledge is largely excluded because the majority of it is not available in writing. In 2014, a workshop was conducted where narratives are directly converted into Wikipedia content with oral citations. Comparing the starting point of the pages we collected below with their state after oral citations have been added we can present two scenarios for a set of Wikipedia articles: One restricted to ordinary, written sources, and one that utilises narratives originating from indigenous knowledge. We hope to be able to dismiss the suspicion by Wikipedia's editor community that the online encyclopedia has nothing to gain from the inclusion of indigenous knowledge.