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  1. Wikis and LibrariesStaff and User Opportunities Darlene Fichter University of Saskatchewan Library February 1, 2007

  2. Darlene Fichter

  3. Photo bydavezilla was taken

  4. Photo by Ross Mayfield

  5. Best Practices Photo by soundfromwayout

  6. Questions • What is your primary role at your organization? • Reference/Instructional Librarian • Collections/Digital Project • Library ITS (web developer, systems librarian) • Library manager • Other

  7. Questions • Do you contribute to a wiki?

  8. Questions • Are you interested in using wiki for: • Business processes • Personal web publishing • Community building • Intranet • Don’t know

  9. Committees and Teams • How many groups do you belong to?  None  1 – 2  3 – 5 5 – 10 > 10 • How many groups do you belong to? • Mailing list archives • Email folders • Everyone’s desktop and file cabinet • Shared file server • Web board • IM (saved) • What are some of the limitations?

  10. What if you … From pòchò

  11. What is a “Wiki”? • Tool that allows a group of people to quickly create and edit a web site together WikiWikiWeb

  12. Characteristics • Intended to besimpleso you can focus on the writing

  13. Wikis: Collections of Pages Main Page Virtual Contact Us Electronic edit edit edit edit • Anyone with a web browser can read a wiki site

  14. Wiki Pages • Anyone with a web browser can editthe wiki • Anyone can undo any change at any time

  15. Anyone You Allow • Everyone • Just your staff • Just your workgroup

  16. Click, Write, and Save …OLA 2007 ...OLA 2007 edit edit save

  17. Creating New Pages • Use CamelCase, aka WikiName NewName …OLA 2007 … NewName?… edit edit

  18. Wiki Design Principles • Openness and trust • if a page is incomplete or inaccurate anyone can edit it Wiki Design Principles http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiDesignPrinciples

  19. Wikipedia: Viewing History

  20. Wikipedia: Talk Page

  21. Wiki Design Principles • Openness and trust • if a page is incomplete or inaccurate anyone can edit it • Incremental • pages can cite other pages, even those not yet written Wiki Design Principles http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiDesignPrinciples

  22. Red Links Mark Future Pages

  23. Wiki Design Principles • Openness and trust • if a page is incomplete or inaccurate anyone can edit it • Incremental • pages can cite other pages, even those not yet written • Observable • you can see the changes being made Wiki Design Principles http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiDesignPrinciples

  24. Wikipedia: Recent Changes

  25. Wiki Design Principles • Openness and trust • if a page is incomplete or inaccurate anyone can edit it • Incremental • pages can cite other pages, even those not yet written • Observable • you can see the changes being made • Organic • site structure is up to everyone, and it will evolve and change Wiki Design Principles http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiDesignPrinciples

  26. Time Lapse – London Bombing thelastminute.typepad.com/blog/2005/07/the_day_citizen.html

  27. Wiki Gardeners On a library wiki, you might want to assign this role.

  28. Photo by Ross Mayfield

  29. External Library Wikis • Subject guides • Events • Community Content • Encyclopedia • Book Reviews • Course

  30. External Library Wiki Talk page Edits http://www.libraryforlife.org/subjectguides/index.php/Main_Page

  31. Crafts

  32. Talk About Crafts Talk page

  33. Event Planning and Support http://coppul.jotspot.com (Password protected)

  34. Stevens County Encyclopedia http://www.scrldwiki.org/index.php/Main_Page

  35. Princeton Public Library http://booklovers.pbwiki.com/Princeton%20Public%20Library

  36. Course Wiki

  37. Web Site

  38. Internal Library Wikis • Staff Intranet • IT Documentation • Special Projects/Committees/Events • Helpdesk & Knowledgebase

  39. Staff Web Site http://wiki.lib.umn.edu/

  40. Library Intranet http://wiki.lib.uconn.edu/wiki/Main_Page

  41. Data Library • 6 people • One works off site

  42. Case Study: Event Planning www.jotspot.com

  43. WYSIWYG Editor

  44. What Pages Have Changed?

  45. See What Changed

  46. Single Page or Side by Side

  47. Features Search Attach a File Changesvia RSS Inviteusers Import Word Emails Attachments Make a comment Send an Email

  48. 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