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Wikis and Project Teams


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Using wikis in project teams and other library applications.

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Wikis and Project Teams

  1. 1. Wikis and Project Teams Part of the Library 2.0 Tuesdays Series <ul><ul><li>NELINET </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Today <ul><li>About Library 2.0 Tuesdays and Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>What is a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing the right wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on and questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Library 2.0 Tuesdays yet another overview what now? lecture focused practical hands-on wiki blog collaboration forum microblog social engagement share mobility partipation personalization rss
  4. 4. Moodle <ul><li>Open source learning management system </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 50 thousand registered Moodle sites </li></ul><ul><li>@ ALA ( </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Is a Wiki? <ul><li>“ A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. The collaborative encyclopedia, Wikipedia, is one of the best-known wikis. Wikis are used in business to provide intranets and Knowledge Management systems.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Wikipedia - </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Face-to-Face E-mail Wiki </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Timeliness/Notification </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recall/Organization </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing/Openness </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continuity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decision-making </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits <ul><li>Broaden exposure to Library 2.0 technologies and thinking to library staff and beyond. </li></ul><ul><li>Flaunt library leadership in technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Foster an environment of exploration and innovation in technologies with purpose . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples <ul><li>Oliver Wendell Holmes Library at Phillips Academy (Andover, MA): Strategic Planning </li></ul>
  9. 9. Examples <ul><li>Ohio University Libraries: Subject Guides </li></ul>
  10. 10. Examples <ul><li>Western Connecticut State University Libraries: Staff Intranet </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ideas <ul><li>Space planning/building renovation </li></ul><ul><li>ILS implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Service documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Training manuals </li></ul><ul><li>more... </li></ul>
  12. 12. Choosing the Right Wiki <ul><li>Local ( open source ) or hosted? </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and access </li></ul><ul><li>Editing interface (WYSIWYG, mediawiki markup, docuwiki markup, html, bbcode) </li></ul><ul><li>Versioning </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with other Web 2.0 technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded media (videos, images) and widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Document attachments </li></ul>
  13. 13. Today's Challenge: <ul><li>Open Source Project Team – Charged to evaluate open source solutions for the library. </li></ul><ul><li>What will the wiki do for this team? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you organize wiki content to be most useful for the team and the team's audience(s)? </li></ul><ul><li>What challenges will this format present at your library? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Hands-on and Questions <ul><li>Hands-on </li></ul><ul><li>Try wikispaces for yourself and imagine the possibilities your teams or other applications at your library. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in touch </li></ul><ul><li>Erin Logsdon [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Spohn [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for your time! Let us know about your successes and challenges using wikis and Library 2.0 at your organization. </li></ul>