August 20, 2005

Wikis at Workshops

http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/web-focus/

Here's a nice article by Brian Kelly, who I will be presenting with (along with Aaron) at Internet Librarian International in London in October. Take a look. Here's Brian's line up at ILI2005 as well.

I'm fascinated by the use of wikis to document/report/collaborate on projects. Last June at UNT, we started a wiki for our two cohorts writing group papers and the amount of work that was done within the pages was incredible. At SJCPL, we are beginning to experiment with staff authored wiki pages as part of our presence.

Take away: you might want to put wikis up a little higher on your roster of new collaboration tools to experiment with if you haven't already. Think collaborative web spaces for staff projects, policy manuals, proposals, administrative notes, and more. It might be a titch overwhelming at first, but it's really easy once you get it.

Take away (2): are you on the team planning a library meeting for your state, local or division group. Throw a wiki into the discussion for use at the meeting. Let's get our feet wet!

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July 22, 2005

Screencast of Wikipedia Edits

I heart the Social Software blog...

http://socialsoftware.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000810051433/

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July 21, 2005

A Quick Question about Your Library's Presence (Wikipedia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Bend%2C_Indiana

Our Library is NOT on the South Bend, Indiana wikipedia entry. It should be (and will)... how about you, gentle reader? This could be an important access point for users to find your web presence. Let's make sure that we are present everywhere we can be!

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July 06, 2005

LibSuccess Wiki (Or Run Don't Walk to the Wiki - Quick!)

I am tickled to report Meredith Farkas has mounted a Library Best Practices wiki!

http://www.libsuccess.org

Quick! Zip over there and check out the incredible resources being gathered by US - librarians oparticiupating in this big beautiful community of practice found here in cyberspace.

I have to spend more time, but I have already found sections devoted to training, blogs and more. Woohoo. Meredith, as I said at the Blogger's Roundtable, this idea is HOT X 3.

Folks, let's go forth and build this thing....

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