Wikis for law libraries by znu21902


									Wikis for law libraries

    ELLA May 12, 2008 423-7682
           Today’s Menu
• What is a wiki
• What can you do with one
• Some law related wikis I know and love
• Tips and tricks
                    What is a wiki
A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to
enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or
modify content, using a simplified markup

Wikis are often used to create collaborative
websites and to power community websites. For
example, the collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia
is one of the best known wikis.

Wikis are used in businesses to provide affordable
and effective intranets and for Knowledge
Management. Ward Cunningham, developer of the
first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally
described it as "the simplest online database that
could possibly work".
             Wiki – for what?
• Anything collaborative
  –   New QL Tips
  –   Long distance project management
  –   A “Deal Room”
  –   Wide network reference desk procedures
  –   Conference planning
  –   Sharing documents (outside a firewall, outside
      your organization – like an extranet)
Wiki – for who?
   • Communities of practice
     –   Separated   by   distance
     –   Separated   by   operating system
     –   Separated   by   tech capability
     –   Separated   by   time zones
   • Teams
     – Project need
     – Need to share knowledge
Law on Wikipdeia
Library Success wiki
Law Lib Wik
Reference desk
QL Tips wiki
Libraries without borders
Tips and tricks for PBwiki

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