Accuracy will continue to be a focal point in the Wikipedia discussion,and other studies will no doubt be brought forth that add fuel to this or that side. But the bigger question, especially for scholars, concerns the pedagogical implications of the wiki model itself. Wikipedia is not an encyclopedia in the Britannica sense, it's a project about knowledge creation -- a civic arena in which experts and non-experts alike can collectively assemble information. What then should be the scholar's approach and/or involvement?
Library Journal says that the Institute for the Future of the Book is "working toward a vision of what books can be."