Wikis for Research & Scholarship Stewart Brower, MLIS, AHIP Library Director, OU-Tulsa
Defining Web 2.0 <ul><li>Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle summarized key principles they believed characterized Web 2.0 appl...
Web 2.0 transitions <ul><li>Information silos    Information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Designed    Customizable </li></u...
Web 2.0 technologies <ul><li>Conversation:  Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Syndication:  RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Consensus: Wikis <...
Consensus: Wikis <ul><li>A type of website that allows the visitors themselves to easily add, remove and otherwise edit an...
Editing wikis <ul><li>Wikis represent consensus over authority -- the knowledge of many people is considered more valuable...
Wiki farms Easy to use, limited tools at no cost… Both Y/N Wikispaces Good tools, page locking, public/private Free Yes We...
Other wikis to know <ul><li>Medicine Portal – Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Medicine   </li></ul><ul><li>...
Thanks for coming! <ul><li>Let me know if you have questions and contact me directly if you have a wiki project you would ...
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One hour workshop on all things wiki, with a brief discussion of Web 2.0 precepts.

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    1. 1. Wikis for Research & Scholarship Stewart Brower, MLIS, AHIP Library Director, OU-Tulsa
    2. 2. Defining Web 2.0 <ul><li>Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle summarized key principles they believed characterized Web 2.0 applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the Web as a platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>data as the driving force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>an architecture of participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>open source development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>content and service syndication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the end of the software adoption cycle (&quot;the perpetual beta &quot;) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>leveraging the power of The Long Tail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopted from “Web 2.0” entry on Wikipedia </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Web 2.0 transitions <ul><li>Information silos  Information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Designed  Customizable </li></ul><ul><li>“ One to Many”  “Many to Many” </li></ul><ul><li>(publication)  (conversation) </li></ul><ul><li>Authority  Consensus </li></ul><ul><li>(i.e. “The Wisdom of Crowds”) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Web 2.0 technologies <ul><li>Conversation: Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Syndication: RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Consensus: Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing: Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Only the tip of the iceberg… </li></ul>
    5. 5. Consensus: Wikis <ul><li>A type of website that allows the visitors themselves to easily add, remove and otherwise edit and change some available content, sometimes without the need for registration </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring </li></ul><ul><li>The open philosophy of most wikis—of allowing anyone to edit content—does not ensure that editors are well intentioned </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted from “Wiki” entry on Wikipedia </li></ul>
    6. 6. Editing wikis <ul><li>Wikis represent consensus over authority -- the knowledge of many people is considered more valuable and correct than the knowledge of any one person, even an expert </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis like Wikipedia still rely on the valuable input of experts to correct errors and improve the value of the resource </li></ul><ul><li>In an article in Nature (12.15.2005), Wikipedia was compared to Encyclopedia Britannica and found to be about as accurate in articles on the sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis use a slightly different markup than the web, but it’s easy to learn – most wikis include a toolbar to help with this </li></ul>
    7. 7. Wiki farms Easy to use, limited tools at no cost… Both Y/N Wikispaces Good tools, page locking, public/private Free Yes Wetpaint Easy to use, read-only access (premium to hide pages) Both No PBWiki Limited tools, no login req’d, no private pages Free No BluWiki Usability Cost Ads Farm
    8. 8. Other wikis to know <ul><li>Medicine Portal – Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Wikibooks – Health Sciences http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Medical wikis – David Rothman http://davidrothman.net/list-of-medical-wikis / </li></ul>
    9. 9. Thanks for coming! <ul><li>Let me know if you have questions and contact me directly if you have a wiki project you would like to develop… </li></ul><ul><li>Stewart Brower </li></ul><ul><li>918-660-3222 </li></ul><ul><li>AIM: StewartMBrower </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://notes.smbrower.com </li></ul>
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