Due to changing needs and technologies, the SMT Executive Board has decided to retire SMT Discuss (effective Nov. 9, 2021). Posts will be preserved for archival purposes, but new posts and replies are no longer permitted.
Music Theory entries in Wikipedia
A few months ago, I saw a story about a group hosting a Wikipedia-thon
to correct/update/add entries to Wikipedia. I often tell my students that Wikipedia is a great place to start doing research, especially if the Wikipedia entries they find have any citations. I encourage them to take what they see with a grain of salt (and to never actually cite anything from the article itself), but to follow the citations as they often lead to more solid (and citable!) sources. Would it be of benefit to the world of knowledge to periodically curate the Music Theory entries in Wikipedia, checking to make sure the information is accurate and that citations point to the best possible sources? Perhaps we could host our own Wikipedia-thon during the annual meeting this year. Thoughts?