Happy Fifth Birthday to FDsys & Happy 13th Birthday to Wikipedia
1. FDsys from the U.S. Government Printing Office launched five years ago today (Jan. 15, 2009) as a resource to find authentic published U.S. government information.
- View FDsys Tutorial Videos.
- Find upcoming FDsys educational webinars and register on the FDLP Training and Events page.
- Watch archived FDsys webinars on GPO’s archived webinars page.
A formal announcement about the FDsys launch came on February 9, 2009.
FDsys Homepage from March 9, 2009 (via Wayback Machine)
2. Wikipedia launched on January 15, 2001
From the “Wikipedia” (via Wikipedia (-: )
Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia on January 15, 2001, the latter creating its name, a portmanteau of wiki (the name of a type of collaborative website, from the Hawaiianword for “quick”) and encyclopedia.
See Also: Wikipedia is Up! (Nupedia-L Post by Larry Sanger on Jan. 17, 2001; via Wayback Machine)
See Also: Wikipedia Home Page (March 7, 2001; via Wayback Machine)
“Wikipedia has 3,000 pages already.”
See Also: Wikipedia Home Page (May 17, 2001; via Wayback Machine)
See Also: Wikipedia Home Page (December 14, 2001; via Wayback Machine)
See Also: “Nupedia” (via Wikipedia)
Nupedia Home Page (April 7, 2000, via Wayback Machine)
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