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ERM on the Cheap


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Arizona Library Association Annual Conference: Dec. 10, 2008

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ERM on the Cheap

  2. 2. Obligatory Outline <ul><li>About Me </li></ul><ul><li>About Electronic Resources </li></ul><ul><li>About ERMs </li></ul><ul><li>About Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>What I did </li></ul><ul><li>More about wikis </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who am I?
  4. 4. Let’s talk about skills, baby Woman Aircraft Worker – Library of Congress on Flickr Commons:
  5. 5. Issues <ul><li>“ ERM” Wordle created using </li></ul>
  6. 6. It works, but… Door paard getrokken taxi – Nationaal Archief on Flickr Commons:
  7. 7. <ul><li>BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATA </li></ul><ul><li>LICENSE DATA </li></ul><ul><li>WORKFLOW DATA </li></ul><ul><li>USAGE/MAINTENANCE DATA </li></ul>What is an ERM?
  8. 8. Technology makes life easier, right? Farrington Automatic Address Reading Machine Smithsonian Museum on Flickr Commons:
  9. 9. <ul><li>ONLINE </li></ul><ul><li>COLLABORATIVE </li></ul><ul><li>SIMPLE </li></ul><ul><li>INTERCONNECTED </li></ul>What is a wiki?
  10. 10. <ul><li>QUICK & EASY </li></ul><ul><li>INCREASED COLLABORATION </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION & TRANSPARENCY </li></ul>Why use a Wiki?
  11. 11. How? <ul><li>ASU had licensed Media Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ASU authentication: limit who can edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASU logos, skins </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Loosely modeled on ERM workflow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggestion Form for resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entered resource into wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed area for decision making and tracking </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Let’s get into it, shall we? Students at Washington High School, Library of Congress on Flickr Commons:
  13. 13. Organization
  14. 14. Blank Page
  15. 15. Resource
  16. 16. Collaboration
  17. 17. <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Not as complex as an ERM </li></ul><ul><li>Very customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate/Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap! </li></ul><ul><li>No integration with OPAC </li></ul><ul><li>Storage (may need to pay) </li></ul><ul><li>Still requires investment in set-up time </li></ul><ul><li>No “push” information </li></ul><ul><li>Need staff buy-in </li></ul>Wiki as ERM
  18. 18. <ul><li>MEDIA WIKI (WIKIPEDIA) </li></ul><ul><li>PB WIKI </li></ul><ul><li>WETPAINT </li></ul><ul><li>ZOHO WIKI </li></ul>More on Wikis <ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  19. 19. Media Wiki <ul><li>Free server-based software </li></ul><ul><li>Uses “wiki text” format (no HTML or CSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Tracks page versions </li></ul><ul><li>Customize look and feel with “skins” </li></ul><ul><li>Very powerful & sophisticated, but requires set up and knowledge to run. </li></ul>
  20. 20. PB Wiki <ul><li>Free, web-based wiki platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can purchase for more features (mainly extra storage) – range from $99-$999/year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage editing and viewing permissions (including by IP address) </li></ul><ul><li>Uses WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editing – similar to word processer </li></ul><ul><li>Can customize look and feel using CSS </li></ul><ul><li>Market to libraries: </li></ul>
  21. 21. Wetpaint <ul><li>Wiki, but also uses blog and forum features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See Baker’s Dozen: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free, web-based platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fees for more sophisticated implementation: Embedded in current website, complete website design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide wiki-templates </li></ul><ul><li>Manage users (viewers, editors, administrators) </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG editing </li></ul>
  22. 22. Zoho Wiki <ul><li>Still in beta </li></ul><ul><li>Free, web-based platform </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG editing </li></ul><ul><li>Customize appearance, add logos (using click and drag, and CSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Varying levels of permissions for users </li></ul><ul><li>10 MB of storage for uploaded documents </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>WIKI MATRIX: </li></ul><ul><li>HTTP://WWW.WIKIMATRIX.ORG/ </li></ul>Other Wikis!
  24. 24. Discussion Public Schools Athletic League, Library of Congress on Flickr Commons:
  25. 25. Bibliography <ul><li>Electronic Resource Management: Report of the DLF ERM Initiative: </li></ul><ul><li>Media Wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>Meredith Farkas: Wikis – Basics, Tools and Strategies: </li></ul><ul><li>PB Wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint: </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle: </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho Wiki: </li></ul>