To subscribe to your own feed, you will need to go to “Add Feeds” in the left sidebar.
Type or copy & paste the URL of your blog into the search box.
Click on the checkbox next to your blog and click Submit.
You will notice your blog title show up in the left sidebar. You are now subscribed to your own blog!
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What is a wiki?
Users may edit, add content or delete
May be used as a repository, discussion forum, or composition system
Low barrier to use
The best known example… Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Example of a Wikipedia article
What makes a wiki different?
Multiple users may edit content
No formal HTML coding experience needed
Very similar to many content management systems
Upload documents and files
Anatomy of a wiki
DC Comics Database Project http://en.dcdatabaseproject.com/Main_Page
How does a wiki work?
Most wikis either use a downloaded client on your desktop or through a server; or are web-based through an Internet browser
Edit script sends a raw text file to your browser in an editable form, allowing you to modify the content of the page
Save clicking the button sends the modified text back to the wiki server, which replaces the existing text file with your changed version
When you request a wiki page, the script gathers the corresponding text file, changes its marked-up text into HTML, turns user-selected words into hyperlinks, inserts this information into a page template, and sends the result to your browser
Track recent changes to wiki
(RSS feeds can be incorporated so users can be notified immediately)
History of page revisions
(With some wiki apps, you can revert back to a previous version of the wiki)
Accessibility of documents and information through a web-based browser
Email notification of changes
Anyone (if you don’t require login) can contribute and edit documents
Must use special “wiki” editing syntax to make changes or contribute content – this can be cumbersome for some users to learn
WIKI ACTIVITY #1:
Go to https://my.pbwiki.com and register for a wiki account.
Next, go to the Workshop Wiki: http://librarysocialsoftware.pbwiki.com and login (password is rrlc ).
Next, click on New Page and create your own wiki page. Give it a name.
Finally, add some text to your page. Make sure to include your name and your library.
When to use a wiki
Collaborate, create and store
Wikis are …“topical; carved from the inside out” (M.C. Morgan, Bemidji State University, http://ferret.bemidjistate.edu/~morgan/cgi-bin/blogsAndWiki.pl?WikiAndBlog ) Users Groups Easy Create Wiki Add Content Delete Edit
Library wiki examples
LIS Wiki http:// liswiki.org/wiki/Main_Page
Library Instruction Wiki http:// instructionwiki.org/Sharing_resources
Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
ALA Professional Tips Wiki http:// wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Main_Page
Ohio University Libraries http://www.library.ohiou.edu/subjects/bizwiki/index.php/Main_Page
Milne Library WebDev Wiki http:// intranet.lib.geneseo.edu/webdevwiki/doku.php?id =home