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Something wiki this way comes

  1. 1. Something Wiki This Way Comes Presented by: Nikole Wolfe, KDLA Alex Love, Warren County PL
  2. 2. Preface <ul><li>You will get no handouts as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We want to save trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis bring their own documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can view and download this PowerPoint on SlideShare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We have created a delicious page for you with links </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>What is a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>When to wiki and when not to wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Using wikis with your patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Using wikis with your staff </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Networking Tools
  5. 5. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>WikiWiki means “quick” in Hawaiian. </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by Ward Cunningham </li></ul><ul><li>A collaborative website that allows anyone to create new content or edit existing content without being tech savvy. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wikis in Plain English
  7. 7. When to Wiki <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Web based </li></ul><ul><li>Free or cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Group project </li></ul>
  8. 8. When Not to Wiki <ul><li>Only distributing information or content </li></ul><ul><li>Concerned about control of content </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blog vs. Wiki <ul><li>Anyone can edit </li></ul><ul><li>No inherent organization </li></ul><ul><li>Work in progress </li></ul><ul><li>Good for collaborative group work </li></ul><ul><li>Only author can edit </li></ul><ul><li>In reverse chronological order </li></ul><ul><li>Posts are permanent </li></ul><ul><li>Good for disseminating information </li></ul>
  10. 10. How Libraries Can Use Wikis <ul><li>To serve patrons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To serve staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department Specific </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 3rd Party Wiki Options <ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free or $60 yearly for private and ad-free, $240 yearly for custom domain name </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PBworks (previously PBwiki) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free or $99 yearly for backups, $800 yearly if you’ll have over 100 users. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Self-Hosted Wiki Options <ul><li>Mediawiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free, open source software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powers Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good choice if you have a tech staff person </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drupal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free, open source software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good choice if you have a tech staff person </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Wiki Options <ul><li>Other Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wetpaint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Spot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PmWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Wiki Walkthrough
  15. 15. Content
  16. 16. Permissions
  17. 17. Usage
  18. 18. License
  19. 19. History
  20. 20. Creative Examples
  21. 21. Davis, CA Community Wiki
  22. 22. St. Joseph P.L. Subject Guides
  23. 23. Wyoming Center for the Book
  24. 24. Princeton P.L. Book Reviews
  25. 25. Keep in Mind <ul><li>Seed the wiki </li></ul><ul><li>State the purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Disclaimer </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul>
  26. 26. State Library Resources <ul><li>Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s User . Ed. Nancy Courtney. Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 152 p. ISBN 978-1-59158-537-4 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online. Meredith G. Farkas. Information Today, Inc., 2007. 320 p. ISBN: 978-1-57387-275-1. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals . Ellyssa Kroski. Neal-Schuman, 2008. 209 p. ISBN 978-1-55570-614-2 </li></ul>
  27. 27. Wiki in the Real World <ul><li>The Warren County Public Library and it’s Wiki. </li></ul>
  28. 28. About us <ul><li>We have 60 staff members </li></ul><ul><li>4 Locations </li></ul><ul><li>Home delivery and Bookmobile services. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Problem? Communication! <ul><li>Struggles to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep documents up to date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent training of staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update progress on strategic goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting staff feedback </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. A Wiki is Born <ul><li>Deja vu? </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWorks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Price is right * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crazy easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little time </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Decisions, Decisions <ul><li>Public or Private? </li></ul>
  32. 32. Giving Shape <ul><li>Making user accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Stubbing out pages </li></ul><ul><li>Colors and layout </li></ul>
  33. 34. Roles <ul><li>Directors & Managers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>View </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some exceptions </li></ul></ul>
  34. 35. Transformation <ul><li>Disaster and Emergency Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Library Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Library Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Program Information </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Plan Goal Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Training Documents </li></ul>
  35. 36. Advantages <ul><li>One Stop Shopping </li></ul>
  36. 37. Advantages <ul><li>Search-able </li></ul>
  37. 38. Advantages <ul><li>Updates instantly available </li></ul>
  38. 39. Advantages <ul><li>Shared Workspace Visibility </li></ul>
  39. 40. Advantages <ul><li>Timely Feedback </li></ul>
  40. 41. Advantages <ul><li>Notifications </li></ul>
  41. 42. Wiki Conclusion for WCPL <ul><li>Added an additional communication tool to the system. </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient way to collaborate on projects. </li></ul><ul><li>More access to the latest and most accurate information. </li></ul>
  42. 43. Advice <ul><li>Know your general purpose before beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't be afraid to experiment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low risk, High reward </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prime Time = Back Ups! </li></ul><ul><li>Be open minded. </li></ul>
  43. 44. Resources <ul><ul><li>You can view and download this PowerPoint on SlideShare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can go here to view all the links we discussed today. </li></ul></ul>
  44. 45. Wiki Humor <ul><li>How many wiki people does it take to change a light bulb? </li></ul><ul><li>One, but anyone can change it back. </li></ul>