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U. of Prince Edward Island

Mark Leggott, a librarian at the U. of Prince Edward Island, has proposed a "Wikipedia-type index to scholarly literature" called Knowledge for All.

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U. of Prince Edward Island

Mark Leggott, a librarian at the U. of Prince Edward Island, has proposed a "Wikipedia-type index to scholarly literature" called Knowledge for All.

Famous for mussels, serenity, and as the setting for Anne of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, the smallest of Canada's provinces, seems an unlikely hotbed of revolution. But at the University of Prince Edward Island, the province's only university, a bit of scholarly-communication revolt is stirring.

On June 15, the university librarian, Mark Leggott, released a campus letter to let the faculty know the institution would not be renewing its subscription to the Web of