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.
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.
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.
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
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
Types of wiki’s
There are millions of
wikis available to users
on the web ranging in
a wide variety of
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)
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
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
Examples of libray wikis
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