Friday, 1 February 2013

The PAS - Wiki-Expertise of the British Museum ?

The UK's Portable Antiquities Scheme is "too busy" to talk to Heritage Action's members, but is quite happy to spend time enhancing Wikipedia articles and presenting this info on their website, e.g. Surely the whole idea of embedding the PAS in the BM is to utilise the scholarly expertise of that institution, not crib stuff off Wikipedia, like any coiney can do. So how much is that costing everybody? Are they or are they not recording vanishing finds all their waking hours, or are they helping augment Wikipedia at public expense, and if so why?

So which of the core aims of the PAS does this fulfil?

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