MNopedia is a free English-language encyclopedia project from the Minnesota Historical Society . Funded through a Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund , it is the first online encyclopedia about Minnesota . [2] The website online cam on August 15, 2011 with initial funding of $ 215,000 for 2010 and 2011. [3] Many of the items produced by the encyclopedia are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License you are Reviews some of ict Multimedia files. [4]

The Minnesota Historical Society had the opportunity to make a print encyclopedia, but opted for an internet site for the sake of affordability and interactivity. [5] MNHS paid history scholars including Rhoda Gilman and Annette Atkins to compose essays for the site [6] and the historical society also awards grants for the creation of entries on select topics. [7]

MNopedia is queryable via API . [8] Online newspaper MinnPost publishes entries from MNopedia on a weekly basis as well as publishing bimonthly news articles that are later developed into entries for MNopedia. [9]

References

  1. Jump up^ “Mnopedia.org Site Info” . Alexa Internet . Retrieved 2013-01-25 .
  2. Jump up^ “MNopedia: The Minnesota Encyclopedia” . Minnesota Historical Society . Retrieved 18 January 2013 .
  3. Jump up^ Regan, Sheila (September 2, 2011). “MNopedia, Minnesota’s own encyclopedia” . City Pages .
  4. Jump up^ “Copyright” . MNopedia . Minnesota Historical Society . Retrieved 18 January 2013 .
  5. Jump up^ Tillotson, Kristin (August 22, 2011). “MNopedia site makes history fun” . Star Tribune .
  6. Jump up^ Treacy, Mary (November 27, 2012). “MNopedia – An evolving encyclopedia of all things Minnesota” . Twin Cities Daily Planet .
  7. Jump up^ Downer, Paul (December 6, 2012). “CCHS receives grant for MNopedia project” . Sun Patriot .
  8. Jump up^ “About MNopedia” . Minnesota Historical Society . Retrieved 18 January 2013 .
  9. Jump up^ “MinnPost partners with Minnesota Historical Society on MNopedia” . MinnPost . September 7, 2012.

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