By Meredith Farkas | July 7, 2006
When: Thursday July 13, 11 am Eastern, 8 am Pacific.
Where: Online! Via the SirsiDynix Institute.
Why: Because you want to learn more about wikis and how they can be used in libraries.
Wiki is a social software tool that allows for unprecedented online collaboration. It enables a group of people to collaboratively develop a Web site with no knowledge of HTML or other markup languages. Any member of the wiki community can add to or edit anyone else’s content, which is what makes Wikis so revolutionary and so controversial.
Wiki can be an excellent tool for certain projects and purposes, but it may not be the best choice for every population. Libraries are already using Wikis as subject guides, knowledge repositories, Intranets, and content management systems. They can also be used by librarians to share information and success stories online. A wiki is a good candidate for any project that requires quick and easy online collaboration.
This presentation will help you learn:
- what a wiki is
- how wikis have been (and can be) implemented in libraries
- whether or not a wiki is the right tool for your library
- how to implement a wiki in your library