Intranet 2.0: Using Wikis


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  • Intranet 2.0: Using Wikis

    1. 1. Introduction to Wikis Nicole C. Engard Internet Librarian 2006 October 25 th , 2006 Track D301: Wikis in Libraries
    2. 2. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>A wiki is an editable website that does not require users to know HTML. Most have a system to record changes so that at any time, a page can be reverted to any of its previous states. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Wikis: Collections of Pages edit edit edit Illustrations adapted from Guillaume du Gardier. What is a wiki? June 2, 2005 <ul><li>Wiki pages look like web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone with a web browser can read a wiki site </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone with the proper permissions can edit a wiki site </li></ul>Main Page Contact Us Resources
    4. 4. Wikis: Collaborative Spaces <ul><li>Great places for brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Use to draft policies </li></ul><ul><li>A way to share the secretary responsibilities in a meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Empowers the user </li></ul>
    5. 5. Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia <ul><li>English 1,445,000 articles </li></ul><ul><li>German 483,000 </li></ul><ul><li>French 380,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish 162,000 </li></ul>-
    6. 6. Why use a wiki? <ul><li>Easy to learn – no HTML required </li></ul><ul><li>Easy way to share knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Easy way to collaborate across borders </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to revert back to old versions </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to track who’s done what & where </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering collaboration among friends and/or colleagues </li></ul>
    7. 7. Team Resources <ul><li>State assumptions about resources allocated to this project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support & outside services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sales </li></ul></ul> MediaWiki
    8. 8. Procedures <ul><li>Highlight any procedural differences from usual projects of this type </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss requirements, benefits, and issues of using new procedures </li></ul> List_of_libraries_providing_virtual_reference_services MediaWiki
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    11. 11. Wiki Sites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>largest consumer wiki farm; 23 languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twiki, Jotspot </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Huge list of wiki software </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    12. 12. Let’s Get On With The Show <ul><li>Nicole C. Engard </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    13. 13. Fostering Collaboration <ul><li>An Intranet story by Nicole C. Engard of Jenkins Law Library </li></ul>
    14. 14. Jenkins Intranet Timeline 2001 – Intranet 1.0 Completed 2005 – Computers in Libraries & Strategic Plan 2006 – Intranet 2.0!!
    15. 15. Problems to Solve #1 #2 #3 #4 No Easy Way To Collaborate Between Departments Organization: No navigation On Intranet & No logical way To find info Important data Locked up in Word Docs – Was not Searchable Content all had To go through The web team - Very centralized
    16. 16. Enter Intranet Version 2
    17. 17. Nicole C. Engard Web Manager Jenkins Law Library What I Learned Today… [email_address] Contact Information Steinbeck Forum D301 Wikis in Libraries Fostering Collaboration on our Intranet ** Screenshots on Flickr Intranet 2.0: Fostering Collaboration, ONLINE Magazine , vol. 30, no. 3, May/June 2006, p.16 Internet Librarian 2006 Presenting Conference Info The Article Calendar Welcome Internet Librarians! Wed - Oct. 25, 2006