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    • What’s a Wiki?
    • What’s a Wiki?
      • Hawaiian for “quick” or “informal”
      • A webpage with content created by and edited by multiple users, with immediate results visible to all
      • The software used to create such a webpage
      • Source: http://wikipedia.org/wiki
    • Interesting Facts
      • The oldest known wiki is the WikiWikiWeb , created by Ward Cunningham in 1995: http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WelcomeVisitors
      • Wikipedia saw a 154% traffic increase last year (Hitwise)‏
      • Wikipedia was recently cited as the #1 reference source on the web (HitWise)‏
      • Has spawned a parody site, the Uncyclopedia , filled with misinformation and utter lies: http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/
    • How Are Wikis Used?
      • Collections of articles or documents
      • Themed booklists
      • Collections of shared materials (Ellison dies, equipment, etc
      • FAQs on a topic
      • Collaborative student projects (i.e., poems, fanfic, art, book reviews...)‏
      • Editing policies or other documents
      • Scholarly communication
      • Other???
    • Advantages
      • Anyone can edit
      • No HTML required
      • Changes are immediate
      • Pages and links are instant & automatic
      • No one knows everything, but everyone knows something
      • Many hands make light work
      • Edits are easy to view and track
      • Use Web Standards http://www.webstandards.org/learn/faq/
      • Other???
    • Disadvantages
      • Anyone can edit
      • Misinformation may not get fixed immediately
      • Unfamiliar style (no HTML)‏
      • Mostly text, few bells & whistles
      • Authority of authors questionable
      • Fictional entries
      • Citation can be challenging
      • Other???
    • Why Do Wikis Work?
      • Everyone owns it, so everyone is responsible and feels a sense of ownership
      • Small groups of volunteers are very dedicated
      • The cream rises to the top
      • Wikis generate a culture of knowledge
      • and respect
      • Discourse is courteous
      • Other???
    • When Do Wikis Fail?
      • Spam, though discouraged and deleted, still rears it’s ugly head
      • Disagreements occur
      • Entries and threads get off topic
      • Fictional subjects are taken as truth
      • If you feel a sense of personal ownership over your writing, wikis are not for you!
      • Pages not maintained may disappear
      • Other???
    • Examples of Wikis
    • Wikipedia
      • Free online encyclopedia with over 2 million articles in English on a variety of topics
      • 350,000 contributors
      • 25 languages
      • 2 million entries
      • Five times more popular than Google News, Yahoo News or BBC (Hitwise)‏
      • Nearly as accurate as Encyclopedia Britannica
      • http://www.wikipedia.org
    • WikiNews
      • A wikipedia spin-off that allows anyone to become a journalist
      • http://en.wikinews.org/wiki
      • Free textbooks and book-based texts, (similar to Cliff’s Notes ), subdivided into books for youth and academic titles and projects
      • http://en. wikipedia .org/ wiki / Wikibooks
    • Examples of Library Wikis
    • LIS Wiki
      • The Library and Information Science wiki that anyone can edit, with over 200 articles on topics ranging from advocacy to virtual reference
      • http://liswiki.org/wiki/
      • Resource of best practices for libraries; articles on collection development, reference, technology, and programming
      • http://www.libsuccess.org
      Library Success
    • YALSA Wiki
      • Advocacy, Committee Work, TRW/TTW planning
      • http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Main_Page
      • For use with blogs and photos
      • http:// teacherlibrarianwiki . pbwiki .com/
      Joyce Valenza’s Teacher Librarian Wiki
    • EDCO Wiki!
      • Web 2.0 resources
      • http://edcolibrary.wikispaces.com
        • Waltham High School Wiki about wikis by Kendall Boninti
        • http://walthamhigh.wikispaces.com/
      WHS Wiki
    • CT Nutmeg Wiki
      • Student selected (like the MA Children's Book Award from Salem State). Great model for online book discussion for students.
      • http://nutmeg.wikispaces.com/
        • Resources about bibliotherapy. Only a few booklists! Contribute!
        • http://bibliotherapy.wikispaces.com/
      Bibliotherapy Wiki
    • ALA TechSource GLLS2007
      • Used to promote the event, and then presentations (audio, video, ppt, handouts) were archived here. Excellent resource for Gaming in Libraries!
      • http://gaming.techsource.ala.org/index.php/Main_Page
        • Resources about bibliotherapy. Only a few booklists! Contribute!
        • http://www.wowwiki.com/Main_Page
    • Resources
    • Web Resources
      • Wiki Matrix , for comparison of wikis
      • http://www.wikimatrix.org/
      • Wiki Design Principles , a list of concepts by creator Ward Cunningham
      • http://c2.com/cgi/wiki/WikiDesignPrinciples
    • Print Resources
      • Cunningham, Ward and Bo Leuf. The Wiki Way: Collaborating and Sharing the Internet. (Addison-Wesley, 2001)
      • Ebersbach, Anja et al. Wiki: Web Collaboration. (Springer, 2005)‏
    • Wiki Glossary
      • Wiki Farm – website that hosts wikis, so you don’t have to download, install or host anything on your own server, or worry about the programming end of creating a wiki.
      • Wiki Gnome – anonymous poster who bats cleanup, tirelessly making minor edits.
      • Wiki Squatting – using a wiki as free personal webspace
    • Wiki Glossary, cont.
      • Wiki Tags – elements that add formatting, such as bold, italics, etc
      • Wikipedian – avid contributor to Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, created and maintained by its users.
      • Sandbox – wiki page for testing and playing
      • Orphan page – abandoned page, often with no links
      •   Walled Garden – a series of Wiki pages that link only to one another
    • MA Summer Reading Wiki
      • Artwork, Booklists, Resources for the MA SRP
      • http:// masummerreading .pbwiki.com
    • Basic Wiki Tags
      • * = bullet
      • ! = headline
      • ** = bold
      • '' = italic
      • | = box
      • NewPage = new page (two or more words strung together with no spaces and capital first letters creates a new page and a link to that page
      • [url|link] to create a web hyperlink