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Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian 2.0: Wikis

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Workshop at Kent State University School of Library & Information Science, July 20-21, 2007.

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Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian 2.0: Wikis

  1. 1. Kent State University SLIS, July 20-21, 2007 Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian 2.0 WIKIS
  2. 2. Instructor: Brian C. Gray <ul><li>Engineering, Mathematics, & Statistics Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Case Western Reserve University </li></ul><ul><li>Work email: bcg8@case.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Work phone: 216-368-8685 </li></ul><ul><li>IM: AIM - kslbcg8 </li></ul><ul><li>ICQ - 499284601 </li></ul><ul><li>Google Chat - kslbcg8@gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>MSN - bcg8@case.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo - kslbcg8 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Getting to Know Wikis <ul><li>Types of wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Using a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Policies and issues </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Exploration </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wikis – Features <ul><li>Collaborative writing environment in the form of a web page </li></ul><ul><li>Article </li></ul><ul><li>Editing mode </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion/Talk </li></ul><ul><li>History/Archive </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Index/Categories </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wiki - Uses <ul><li>FAQ </li></ul><ul><li>History of </li></ul><ul><li>Subject guide </li></ul><ul><li>Community portal </li></ul><ul><li>Training manual </li></ul><ul><li>Group collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional website alternative </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wiki vs Traditional Webpages <ul><li>Pages still link to other pages, but… </li></ul><ul><li>Open editing </li></ul><ul><li>Often various words within a page will each link to pages representing and adding value to that word </li></ul><ul><li>Very “organic” in nature </li></ul><ul><li>Do you see why librarians, as a profession, are scared by wikis? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wiki Challenges <ul><li>Training or strong instructions needed to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Not as hard as coding a web page but not as simple as just adding text either – especially to utilize the extra value that can be realized </li></ul><ul><li>Spam or destructive behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>High level of trust in participants needed </li></ul><ul><li>High level of trust in content may be needed </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wiki Examples <ul><li>See http://www.squidoo.com/library2point0/ </li></ul>

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