2. What is a Wiki ?
 A Wiki is a website which allows
User to create,add,edit,or
 Simply A Wiki is an easy-to-use
free webpage that multiple
people can edit.
 Best known wiki is wikipedia.
3. What does wiki mean?
• Wiki is a Hawaiian word which means
“fast ”or “quick”,or “to hasten”.
How the wiki got its name?
• Wiki-wiki is the name of the bus line in the
Honolulu international Airport.
4. History of wiki
The first wiki was created by
He started creating wikiwikiweb in 1994
He planned it to create and share ideas in
a quick way.
Ward’s wiki is still active today.
5. Why use a wiki ?
Easy to learn- no HTML required
Easy to share knowledge
Easy way to collaborate across borders
Ability to revert back to old versions
Ability to track who’s done what&where
Fostering collaboration among friends
Peer editing and writing
6. Characteristic’s of wiki
Simple hypertext format
Openness and accessibility encourages
Easy linking from one page to another
Not only a contributor edit their own
work,but also edit the work of others
7. Types of wiki’s
There are millions of
wikis available to users
on the web ranging in
a wide variety of
8. What can you do with a wiki ?
Easily create and edit webpages,including
Easy for a group to collabarate on creating
 Any one can edit
 No HTML required
 Changes are immediate
 Pages and links are instant & automatic
 No one knows everything, but every one
 Use web standards
 People can store their folders,pictures,their
Any one can edit
Misinformation may not get fixed
Unfamiliar style(no HTML)
11. Wikis for libraries
 Simply as a library webpage/site
 Create,edit&provide free content/articles for research
 For sharing ideas
 Provide information about reference books,
 Help for research by recommending
 Answering reference questions(add/change
 Online group study
 Multimedia information
12. Examples of wikis
 The largest and most talked about wiki on the
Internet is Wikipedia
• It free online encyclopedia with over 2 million articles in
english on a variety of topics
• 25 languages
• 2 million entries
• Five times more popular than Google news ,yahoo news or
 Wiki News
13. Examples of libray wikis