I've tried to stay out of some of the debates which librarians have been having about Wikipedia. But this post by Karen G. Schneider is an excellent statement about why even tech-savvy librarians have concerns about Wikipedia. I don't share all of Karen's opinions about Wikipedia, but after feeling somewhat on the defensive about the value of blogging for the past week or so, it is nice to be able to point to some good posts and say, "this is why blogging is relevant and deserves its place amongst the other communications media."
What really caught my attention was that Karen's discussion also touched on the librarians as gatekeepers issue. This has also been in the back of my mind lately. I wanted to explore this issue in my previous post, but decided that this would be opening a huge can of worms which would distract attention from the main point of that post.
I don't feel up to studying this issue (or the Wikipedia issue) more deeply tonight. I just wanted to make a note of Karen's contribution for when/if I do return to this in the future.