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Expanding the Online Dictionary

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The IUCr Online Dictionary of Crystallography (ODC) is a very popular resource with currently over 250 definitions of key concepts and terms in crystallography. The system is based on the Wiki principle, allowing community authoring and editing of the content, but with some restraints on the selection of authors. Currently there are close to 50 registered authors, who have been selected or accepted by the administrators of the ODC. In order to increase the attractiveness of the ODC, and to improve the quality of the definitions and the number of entries, the board of editors have studied various proposals.