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60003 Final Presentation

  1. 1. Library Wikis Final Presentation LIS 60003 Ellen Armstrong
  2. 2. Wiki – a definition <ul><li>“ a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit” (from LISwiki ) </li></ul><ul><li>wikis from a Hawaiian word which means “quick” or “very fast” - School Library Journal, 5/1/2007 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Common Uses <ul><li>Library staff training & communication tool </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development for librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing information and best practices within consortiums or types of libraries </li></ul>
  4. 4. Well Known Wikis <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most well known wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LibSucess </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A best practices wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LISWiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library & Information Science Wiki </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Wikis created by libraries <ul><li>University of Minnesota Library Staff Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff info pages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning 2.0 @EKU Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared web 2.0 resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First People’s Library Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing best practices for serving indigenous groups </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Search Engines <ul><li>Web search: Google </li></ul><ul><li>Meta search: All The Web </li></ul><ul><li>Search terms: “libraries”, “wiki”, joined with Boolean AND </li></ul><ul><li>Search strategies: building blocks/simple search </li></ul>
  7. 7. Criteria for relevance <ul><li>Either library or librarians in title or description </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki in title, description or URL </li></ul>
  8. 8. Search Results 90% 80% Precision Rate 27 24 Relevant hits 30 30 Results examined Alltheweb Google
  9. 9. Academic Search Complete <ul><li>Strategy: pearl growing/building blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Search terms: librar* AND wiki AND DE “wikis (computer science)” AND DE “libraries” </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for relevance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki and librar* in subject terms or titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appears to discuss use of wikis in libraries according to abstract </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts <ul><li>Strategy: pearl growing/building blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Search terms: librar* AND wiki AND DE “Wiki (computer science)” AND DE “librarians” </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for relevance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>wiki and librar* in subject terms or titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appears to discuss use of wikis in libraries according to abstract </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Search Results 93% 92% Precision Rate 14 12 Relevant hits 15 13 Results examined ASC LISTA
  12. 12. Citations <ul><li>Achterman, D. (2006). Making connections with blogs and wikis. CSLA Journal, 30 (1), 29-31. </li></ul><ul><li>Balas, J. L. (2006). The social ties that bind. Computers in Libraries, 26 (2), 39-41. </li></ul><ul><li>Barack, L. (2006). ALA sponsors tech boot camp. School Library Journal, 52 (7), 20-20. </li></ul><ul><li>Bell, S. J. (2007). Time to lose the sticky and try a wiki. Reference Librarian, 47 (98), 101-105. </li></ul><ul><li>Blummer, B. (2005). Opportunities for librarians: Experiments with social software. Journal of Access Services, 3 (4), 1-12. </li></ul><ul><li>Chase, D. (2007). Transformative sharing with instant messaging, wikis, interactive maps, and flickr. (cover story). Computers in Libraries, 27 (1), 7-56. </li></ul><ul><li>Cohen, S. M. (2006). Anyone can take a reservation. Public Libraries, 45 (1), 29-31. </li></ul><ul><li>Eden, B. (2007). Essential resources. Library Technology Reports, 43 (6), 8-12. </li></ul><ul><li>Farkas, M. (2007). Balancing THE online LIFE. (cover story). American Libraries, 38 (1), 42-45. </li></ul><ul><li>Fichter, D. (2006). Using wikis to support online collaboration in libraries. Information Outlook, 10 (1), 30-31. </li></ul><ul><li>Frumkin, J. (2005). The wiki and the digital library. OCLC Systems & Services, 21 (1), 18-22. </li></ul><ul><li>Gordon, R. S., & Stephen, M. (2007). Putting wikis into play. Computers in Libraries, 27 (2), 42-43. </li></ul><ul><li>K. I. (2005). Library success A best practices wiki. School Library Journal, 51 (10), 26-26. </li></ul><ul><li>King, D. L., & Porter, M. (2007). Collaborating with wikis. Public Libraries, 46 (2), 32-35. </li></ul><ul><li>Mattison, D. (2003). Quickiwiki, swiki, twiki, zwiki and the plone wars. Searcher, 11 (4), 32. </li></ul><ul><li>Powell, A. (2007). That bloggin' pneumonia! Library Journal, 132 (10), 88-88. </li></ul><ul><li>Webb, J. (2005). Editorial: Information technology dissonance. American Library Association. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Normalized Recall Rates 15.9% 13.6% 30.7% 27.3% Normalized recall rate 93.3% 92.3% 90% 80% Precision Rate 14 12 27 24 Number of relevant results retrieved 15 13 30 30 Retrieved Results ASC LISTA Alltheweb Google
  14. 14. Searches <ul><li>Search strategies: all combined “libraries” AND “wiki” </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are easily editable web pages (requiring no HTML) </li></ul><ul><li>Used by libraries for a variety of purposes </li></ul>
  15. 15. Questions welcome!

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