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									Introduction to Wikis
 Nicole C. Engard
 Internet Librarian 2006
 October 25th, 2006
 Track D301: Wikis in Libraries
What is a Wiki?
A wiki is an editable website that
  does not require users to know
  HTML. Most have a system to
  record changes so that at any
  time, a page can be reverted to
  any of its previous states.
     Wikis: Collections of Pages

    Main Page                 Contact Us              Resources



             edit                       edit                    edit


    •Wiki pages look like web pages
    •Anyone with a web browser can read a wiki site
    •Anyone with the proper permissions can edit a wiki site


Illustrations adapted from Guillaume du Gardier. What is a wiki? June 2, 2005
Wikis: Collaborative Spaces
 • Great places for brainstorming
 • Use to draft policies
 • A way to share the secretary
   responsibilities in a meeting
 • Empowers the user
Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia
  • English
         1,445,000 articles
  • German
        483,000
  • French
        380,000
  • Spanish
        162,000



- www.wikipedia.org
Why use a wiki?
 • Easy to learn – no HTML required
 • Easy way to share knowledge
 • Easy way to collaborate across borders
 • Ability to revert back to old versions
 • Ability to track who’s done what & where
 • Fostering collaboration among friends
   and/or colleagues
                       http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wiki/


      Team Resources
        • State assumptions about resources
          allocated to this project
            −   People
            −   Equipment
            −   Locations
            −   Support & outside services
            −   Manufacturing
            −   Sales

MediaWiki
            Procedures
             • Highlight any procedural differences from
               usual projects of this type
             • Discuss requirements, benefits, and issues
               of using new procedures



MediaWiki


                http://www.liswiki.com/wiki/
   List_of_libraries_providing_virtual_reference_services
http://www.libsuccess.org/
http://il2006.pbwiki.com
Wiki Sites
 • Pbwiki.com
    − largest consumer wiki farm; 23 languages
 • Twiki, Jotspot
 • Socialtext.com


 • Huge list of wiki software
   http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiEngines
Let’s Get On With The Show



 Nicole C. Engard
 nengard@gmail.com
 http://web2learning.net
Fostering Collaboration


 An Intranet story by
  Nicole C. Engard of
  Jenkins Law Library
   Jenkins Intranet Timeline


2001 – Intranet 1.0 Completed



2005 – Computers in Libraries & Strategic Plan



2006 – Intranet 2.0!!
Problems to Solve

     #1               #2               #3              #4




No Easy Way      Organization:    Important data   Content all had
To Collaborate   No navigation    Locked up in     To go through
Between          On Intranet &    Word Docs –      The web team -
Departments      No logical way   Was not          Very centralized
                 To find info     Searchable
Enter Intranet
  Version 2
Welcome Internet Librarians!                         Wed - Oct. 25, 2006



 Conference Info      Internet Librarian 2006           Calendar

   Steinbeck
                      Contact Information
    Forum

      D301                      Nicole C. Engard
 Presenting
                                  Web Manager
                                                        The Article
    Wikis in                   Jenkins Law Library     Intranet 2.0:
    Libraries                                          Fostering
                                                       Collaboration,
                                                       ONLINE
  Fostering
 Collaboration           What I Learned Today…         Magazine ,
                                                       vol. 30, no. 3,
on our Intranet
                         http://web2learning.net       May/June
                                                       2006, p.16
**Screenshots
   on Flickr

                               nengard@gmail.com

								
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