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Wikis and LibrariesStaff and User OpportunitiesDarlene FichterUniversity of Saskatchewan LibraryFebruary 1, 2007
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QuestionsWhat is your primary role at your organization?Reference/Instructional Librarian Collections/Digital ProjectLibrary ITS (web developer, systems librarian)Library managerOther
QuestionsDo you contribute to a wiki?
QuestionsAre you interested in using wiki for:Business processesPersonal web publishingCommunity buildingIntranetDont know
Committees and TeamsHow many groups do you belong to? None 1 2 3 5 5 10 > 10How many groups do you belong to?Mailing list archivesEmail foldersEveryones desktop and file cabinetShared file serverWeb boardIM (saved)What are some of the limitations?
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What is a Wiki?Tool that allows a group of people to quickly create and edit a web site together
CharacteristicsIntended to be simple so you can focus on the writing
Wikis: Collections of PagesMain PageContact UsElectronicVirtualediteditediteditAnyone with a web browser can read a wiki site
Wiki PagesAnyone with a web browser can edit the wikiAnyone can undo any change at any time
Anyone You AllowEveryoneJust your staffJust your workgroup
Click, Write, and Saveediteditsave...OLA 2007OLA 2007
Creating New PagesOLA 2007 NewName? editeditNewNameUse CamelCase, aka WikiName
Wiki Design PrinciplesOpenness and trust if a page is incomplete or inaccurate anyone can edit itWiki Design Principleshttp://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiDesignPrinciples
Wikipedia: Viewing History
Wikipedia: Talk Page
Wiki Design PrinciplesOpenness and trust if a page is incomplete or inaccurate anyone can edit itIncremental pages can cite other pages, even those not yet writtenWiki Design Principleshttp://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiDesignPrinciples
Red Links Mark Future Pages
Wiki Design PrinciplesOpenness and trust if a page is incomplete or inaccurate anyone can edit itIncremental pages can cite other pages, even those not yet writtenObservableyou can see the changes being made
Wiki Design Principleshttp://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiDesignPrinciples
Wikipedia: Recent Changes
Wiki Design PrinciplesOpenness and trust if a page is incomplete or inaccurate anyone can edit itIncremental pages can cite other pages, even those not yet writtenObservableyou can see the changes being madeOrganicsite structure is up to everyone, and it will evolve and changeWiki Design Principleshttp://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiDesignPrinciples
Time Lapse London Bombingthelastminute.typepad.com/blog/2005/07/the_day_citizen.html
Wiki GardenersOn a library wiki, you might want to assign this role.
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External Library WikisSubject guidesEventsCommunity ContentEncyclopediaBook ReviewsCourse
External Library Wikihttp://www.libraryforlife.org/subjectguides/index.php/Main_PageTalkpageEdits
Talk About CraftsTalkpage
Event Planning and Supporthttp://coppul.jotspot.com (Password protected)
Stevens County Encyclopediahttp://www.scrldwiki.org/index.php/Main_Page
Princeton Public Libraryhttp://booklovers.pbwiki.com/Princeton%20Public%20Library
Internal Library WikisStaff IntranetIT DocumentationSpecial Projects/Committees/EventsHelpdesk & Knowledgebase
Staff Web Sitehttp://wiki.lib.umn.edu/
Data Library6 peopleOne works off site
Case Study: Event Planningwww.jotspot.com
What Pages Have Changed?
See What Changed
Single Page or Side by Side
FeaturesAttach a FileAttachmentsImport WordEmailsSend an Email Make a commentInvite usersChanges via RSSSearch
Wiki Reactions Well, I wasn't sure about that wiki (sounded like something from Star Wars), but I decided to try it out. It is fabulous! Every conference should have one.
Gail Curry, UNBC
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More TipsHave a purposeChoose the right featuresStarts slow (snowball)Train and coach others
Lowered Barrier to CooperationPhoto from Corey Doctorows CraphoundUnthinkable possible
Identify 2 or 3 areas where a wiki web would help with collaboration and communication.
Identify some barriers and brainstorm how you might overcome them in your work environment.
Wiki SummaryWikis help support collaborationTools are simple, quick and inexpensiveThey belong in our collaboration toolboxOur workplaces are diverseDiverse usersDiverse needsDiverse software choices
More ResourcesWiki Resourceshttp://library.usask.ca/~fichter/wiki/
Tools to Help You ChooseWiki Matrixhttp://www.wikimatrix.org/ Emma Tonkins charts in Making the Case for a Wiki. Ariadne, January 2005 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/tonkin/
Weblogs and Wikis Face OffPhoto Credit: Pascal Vuylsteker http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvk/ CC Attribution 2.5
Fluid medium: change any time
Better management: versions, rollback and change log, syndicate changes
Less familiarIndividual voice
Default is by date, reverse chronological
Post medium like email (comment, reply, comment, )
Edits arent tracked usually, new items are syndicated
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soundfromwayout/143822346/Reduce email overloadHave an archive of the work done to dateBuild a knowledge base auto-magicallyHave an easy way to write reports, documents, policies, and procedures together
Web application invented by Ward Cunningham in 1994 that allows anyone to add content and anyone to edit it.According to Ward,wikis are a tool for collaboration, really, we dont know quite what it is but its a fun way of communicating asynchronously across the network.
Wiki means quick in Hawaiian
No HTML know-how requiredWiki pages look like web pages
Click on any WikiName to see pages that link to it
Person who goes around tidying up the wiki, pruning, editing, organizing, and cleaning upUsually liked and respected
Participants signed up for wifi, dine-arounds, connected with each other before the eventShared notes during the presentation and uploaded slidesEvaluation of the workshopCollaborative writing (projects, teams developing procedures, policies, plans)Meeting notes and reportsShared knowledge repositoryUniversity of Minnesota Librarieshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/soundfromwayout/143822346/Culture Shock