Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Wikis 101

Phoebe Ayers (UC Davis) talked about wikis at the CARL North IT Demystifying Virtual Communication workshop. She showed how to edit a wiki in the very popular Wikipedia. She discussed its application for libraries. For example, wikis could be used for subject guides for the public, for library manuals, and conference planning.

Some examples of wikis in libraries include:

St. Joseph County's public library subject guides
ALA 2006 conference wiki
University of Connecticut Libraries staff wiki

Comparing wiki software resources:

Wikipedia entry
Wiki Matrix

Wiki Meetups:

Wikipedia Meetups
Wiki Wednesdays


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