23 Things @ UL Wikis

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A general talk on wikis and their uses in libraries. Given by me (Claire Bell) on 20th April 2009 at the Glucksman Library, University of Limerick. Part of the LNSS 23 Things training.

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23 Things @ UL Wikis

  1. 1. 23 Things <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Claire D. Bell </li></ul>
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison of two library wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>Further ideas for uses of wikis in the library. </li></ul>LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  3. 3. What is a wiki? <ul><li>Collaborative website </li></ul>LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  4. 4. Types of wiki LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick Closed access Open access Markup language WYSIWYG Installation Hosted
  5. 5. Various features: <ul><li>Own domain name </li></ul><ul><li>Templates </li></ul><ul><li>Allow videos and files to be embedded or attached </li></ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul><ul><li>Search facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Change alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of adding widgets </li></ul>LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  6. 6. Glucksman Library: Cataloguing & Processing Homepage http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/ULCataloguers%27Desktop LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  7. 7. Talis Cataloguing Ireland http:// taliscataloguingireland.pbwiki.com LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick Talis Cataloguing Ireland http:// taliscataloguingireland.pbwiki.com
  8. 8. Further ideas: LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick http://visionarymarketing.com/articles/engwikimarketing.html
  9. 9. Information Services wiki <ul><li>Norwich University - Research Guides </li></ul><ul><li>http://library2.norwich.edu/guide/index.php/Main_Page </li></ul>LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  10. 10. LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  11. 11. Conference/Event wiki <ul><li>ALA Chicago 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// meredith.wolfwater.com/wiki/index.php?title = Main_Page </li></ul>LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  12. 12. LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  13. 13. Ideas wiki <ul><li>LIS wiki </li></ul><ul><li>http:// liswiki.org/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul>LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  14. 14. LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  15. 15. <ul><li>http:// librarywikis.pbwiki.com / </li></ul>LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  16. 16. <ul><li>In conclusion: </li></ul>LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  17. 17. Advantages of wikis: <ul><li>Quick and easy to set up </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge is not restricted to one location and is available 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic </li></ul>LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  18. 18. Valuable lessons learnt: <ul><li>Use a wiki with WYSIWYG </li></ul><ul><li>Assign at least one administrator of the wiki to tidy, archive, delete old or unwanted content etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training </li></ul><ul><li>Management as well as the wiki administrator need to encourage buy in. </li></ul><ul><li>At the beginning of the project define policy and practise for editing the wiki. </li></ul>LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick
  19. 19. <ul><li>Thank you for your time. </li></ul><ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul>LNSS “23 things” Project Claire D. Bell, 20/04/09, University of Limerick

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