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  • Wikis and LibrariesStaff and User OpportunitiesDarlene FichterUniversity of Saskatchewan LibraryFebruary 1, 2007

  • Darlene Fichter

  • Photo by davezilla was taken

  • Photo by Ross Mayfield

  • Photo by soundfromwayout

  • 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?

  • What if you From pch

  • 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.

  • Photo by Ross Mayfield

  • External Library WikisSubject guidesEventsCommunity ContentEncyclopediaBook ReviewsCourse

  • External Library Wikihttp://www.libraryforlife.org/subjectguides/index.php/Main_PageTalkpageEdits

  • Crafts

  • 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

  • Course Wiki

  • Web Site

  • Internal Library WikisStaff IntranetIT DocumentationSpecial Projects/Committees/EventsHelpdesk & Knowledgebase

  • Staff Web Sitehttp://wiki.lib.umn.edu/

  • Library Intranethttp://wiki.lib.uconn.edu/wiki/Main_Page

  • Data Library6 peopleOne works off site

  • Case Study: Event Planningwww.jotspot.com

  • WYSIWYG Editor

  • 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

  • Photo by soundfromwayout

  • ChampionPhoto by azamrashdi'

  • Culture Shock

    Photo by Childish David

  • Structure

    Photo by mirando

  • More TipsHave a purposeChoose the right featuresStarts slow (snowball)Train and coach others

  • Lowered Barrier to CooperationPhoto from Corey Doctorows CraphoundUnthinkable possible

  • Wiki Exercise

    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/

  • Questionsdarlene.fichter@usask.ca

  • Weblogs and Wikis Face OffPhoto Credit: Pascal Vuylsteker http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvk/ CC Attribution 2.5

  • WikisWeblogsGroup voice

    Unstructured, organic

    Anyone edits

    Fluid medium: change any time

    Better management: versions, rollback and change log, syndicate changes

    Less familiarIndividual voice

    Default is by date, reverse chronological

    Anyone comments

    Post medium like email (comment, reply, comment, )

    Edits arent tracked usually, new items are syndicated

    More familiar

    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

    - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pocho/334031257/

    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

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