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Get On The Bus! Wyoming


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Learn about wikis, presented by Katie Lynn in February 2009 for Get On The Bus Wyoming:

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Get On The Bus! Wyoming

  1. 1. Get on the Bus! Wyoming - Wikis<br />Join the online social library community.<br />
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes - Wikis<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Understand the way wikis work<br />Identify potential uses for wikis in a library environment<br />Evaluate wiki platforms<br />Determine the best practices for implementing a wiki<br />Edit a wiki<br />
  3. 3. Understand the way wikis work<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />A website that allows users to easily add, remove, and edit content.<br />A wiki allows anyone the ability to take part in the creation and editing of web content.<br />Wikipedia, the online open-community encyclopedia, is the largest and most well-known wiki.<br /><br />
  4. 4. 2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />
  5. 5. Wiki Uses in Libraries<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Many libraries now use wikis as organizational tools. Some benefits include:<br />Access<br />Tracking tools<br />Version control<br />WYSIWYG editing<br />
  6. 6. Cooperation & Resource Sharing<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Wikis allow the continuation of the excellent library tradition of resource sharing<br />cooperative cataloging<br />ILL<br />consortia to negotiate pricing<br />programming<br />
  7. 7. Wikis in a library environment<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />subject pathfinders and guides<br />book reviews<br />manage electronic resources<br />intranets<br />project planning<br />committee work<br /><ul><li>maintain policy & procedure manuals
  8. 8. best practice guides
  9. 9. student lab book
  10. 10. collaborative writing
  11. 11. knowledge base
  12. 12. bulletin board
  13. 13. professional conferences</li></li></ul><li>Wiki platforms – Hosted online<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Publicly accessible web servers that are usually free with basic features<br />PBWiki<br />SeedWiki<br />ZohoWiki<br />Wetpaint<br />Google Pages (formerly JotSpot)<br /><br />
  14. 14. Wiki platforms - Locally installed<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Those who wish to exercise more control over their wikis can install the application themselves on a server.<br />MediaWiki<br /><br />PmWiki<br />TikiWiki<br />
  15. 15. Wikimatrix<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Some options to consider when choosing a wiki application<br /> <br />hosted or installed (ease of installation)<br />version control<br />security and authorization options<br />editor options (WYSIWYG?)<br />support for attachments<br /> <br />Wikimatrix features a wizard designed to simplify the process of choosing an application by helping users focus on the features most important to them.<br />
  16. 16. Collaboration and trust<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />“[Trust] is the most important thing in a wiki. Trust the people, trust the process, enable trust-building. Everyone controls and checks the content. Wiki relies on the assumption that most readers have good intentions.”<br /><br />
  17. 17. Implementation<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Purpose<br />Audience<br />Wiki platform<br />Structure<br />Security<br />Copyright<br />Training<br />Maintenance<br />
  18. 18. Questions to consider<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Who will edit this wiki? Is editing restricted?<br />Who will be able to read the wiki? Any member of the public, only those associated with your library, or something in between?<br />Will users be able to add comments to the wiki? Will it serve as a forum to discuss library policy, or should policy discussions take place outside the wiki?<br />
  19. 19. Questions to consider<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Should the information be organized in many pages, or just a few?<br />How will users be trained to read and/or edit the wiki? Will your users need a WYSIWYG editor?<br />Is tracking revisions important?<br />
  20. 20. Questions to consider<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Where should the wiki reside? Does it need to be on an internal server or can it be hosted remotely?<br />Does the wiki need to look like the library's website?<br />Do you need to upload document or media files?<br />Are you able to pay for a wiki application?<br />
  21. 21. Homework<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Explore a few of the listed library wikis and write about the different ways you could use wikis in your library. Post your reflections on the "Suggestions" page.  Be sure to add your name after your answer.<br />Examine the listed wiki tools or Wikimatrix. Which application would you choose to implement for your library and why? Post your reflections on the GetOnTheBus Wyoming Wiki "Wiki Applications" page. Be sure to add your name after your answer.<br />
  22. 22. Optional<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Optional -- Create a wiki covering any subject. Possible topics could be:<br />A policy or procedures manual<br />A research guide, such as how to locate items for county or city history<br />How-to guides for office and Web 2.0 technologies<br />Track electronic resources information such as contacts and license terms<br />Optional -- Invite at least three other people to edit your wiki.<br />Did the edits make sense? Did they help the content?<br />Were your users able to easily work with the wiki application?<br />What do you like about the wiki applications? What would make it easier to use?<br />
  23. 23. Questions?<br />2/10/2009<br />Katie Jones<br />Thank you!<br />Katie Jones<br /><br />307.777.6487<br /><br /><br />