Foundation and Empire
The notion of an organisation that contains true information for all like Aasimov's Encyclopaedia Galactica is an excellent and laudable idea, unfortunately, with human nature being what it is, there is no chance of having some one who can edit the articles accurately and truthfully without colouring the truth with their own version of the truth as they see it. Add to that the fact that ANY organisation is somebody's baby and they will want to see it nurtured and growing in a particular way and you will end up with something like Wikipaedia. As if that wasn't bad enough the qualification for editors is having enough time and inclination to get involved and work your way up and you have a source of the truth `as we know it´not a source of the truth as it is.
Wikipaedia it's time for change!