“Newcomers to Wikipedia may not understand that discussion about what gets added or deleted from entries isn’t done behind closed doors. Rather, it happens on the publicly accessible “notes” pages of each entry—where volunteers will discuss edits and have open discussions on whether changes should go forward or not. Editing Wikipedia pages helps users understand just how malleable knowledge is, says Alex Jung, the University of Toronto’s Wikipedian-in-residence. If someone makes substantive edits to an entry, “someone who visited the page today will have an entirely different idea of the topic than someone who visited it yesterday. Knowledge is fluctuating all the time.””

Source : Why universities are hiring “Wikipedeans-in-Residence”