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  • Wikis

    1. 1. WEB 2.0: WIKIS Taught by Stefanie Gorzelsky
    2. 2. Characteristics of Web 2.0 <ul><li>Rich user interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapts to user to achieve his or her goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looks and feels like a desktop application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web as a platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web is a place to do things </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Users create value </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sites are useful because of the materials that you put there </li></ul></ul>Zimmerman, Stephanie. “Web 2.0? Wow!” http://socialwebhandson.wik.is/
    3. 3. Characteristics of Web 2.0
    4. 4. Wikis <ul><li>Collaborative webspace with open editing </li></ul><ul><li>Useful tool for sharing library knowledge or engaging users </li></ul><ul><li>Less email, attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable! </li></ul><ul><li>Use for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal library communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate with library users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Wikipedia
    6. 6. Library Wikis <ul><li>Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Main_Page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Butler Wikiref: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wikiindex.org/Butler_Wikiref </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LibraryWikis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://librarywikis.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Wiki things to remember <ul><li>Choose your Wiki software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use one that generates RSS feeds, you can monitor all changes made to your pages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Know what goals and objectives you want to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>Choose whether to leave it open or allow only authors that you choose </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for flame wars and spam! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Wiki Software
    9. 9. Create your WikiSpaces account <ul><li>Go to http://www.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Username: what you will be known as when you edit a page. </li></ul><ul><li>Email address can be whichever you use most, you will need to confirm your account through email. </li></ul><ul><li>Leave space name blank, you can choose this when you decide to make your wiki. </li></ul>

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