A new (and needed) bloglibraries, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 1/29/2007 with 1 comment

On a happy note, a friend of mine has recently started a blog in an area of librarianship that doesn’t get enough discussion in the blogosphere: access services. Mary Chimato is the head of access and delivery services at NCSU, and started Circ and Serve because she saw a gaping hole in its representation on …

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Encouraging participation in the wiki worldfree the information!, libraries, social software, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 1/14/2007 with 7 comments

David King is in the middle of a terrific series on his blog about inviting participation in Web 2.0/social software tools. Here are the ones he’s come out with so far: Inviting Participation in Web 2.0 Part 2: Passive Invitations Part 3: Active Invitations Check out the comments too where people are making some great …

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Talkin’ wikis in Lansing, MIhi, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 11/15/2006 with 0 comment

I’m out here in Lansing Michigan at The Library Rebooted conference, offered by the Michigan Library Consortium. I just talked about wikis and Jessamyn West is now talking about blogs. You can find my presentation here on my Website (PPT). For those of you who were here at the conference, here are some more wiki-related …

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More wiki links and resourcesWikis

by Meredith Farkas on 8/20/2006 with 3 comments

While we’re on the subject of wikis, here are some wiki-related links I’ve found recently that I thought you might want to know about: LIS753wiki – Even though they got my name wrong (grrrr…) [update: thanks for fixing it, Laura], the students who developed this class project in Michael Stephens’ GSLIS class created a very …

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What are wikis good for?Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 8/20/2006 with 4 comments

Karen Coombs beat me to the punch with an excellent post on a Web4Lib comment I had noticed recently as well: “I am repeatedly impressed by how often, when librarians consider wikis, their first thought seems to be of access control. The idea of “just anybody being able to edit our Web pages” seems somehow …

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Wikimania Day 1: On Accuracy and Authorityfree the information!, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 8/4/2006 with 7 comments

Sins of omission? An exploratory evaluation of Wikipedia’s topical coverage Alex Halavais & Derek Lackaff Looking at authority/authoritativeness of wikipedia articles. Accuracy is obviously an issue, but authority is more than that. It’s also about breadth, timeliness, etc. Encyclopedias are thought of as being authoritative, but what about the Wikipedia. Halavais and Lackaff took three …

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Links for SirsiDynix TalkWikis

by Meredith Farkas on 7/13/2006 with 16 comments

Here are some links for those of you who are attending (or have attended, depending on when you look at this) my SirsiDynix talk today. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them in the comments section of this post and I’ll answer them as soon as I can. Better for …

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Wiki Webcast: You’re Invited!Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 7/7/2006 with 10 comments

What: Wiki: The Ultimate Tool For Online Collaboration When: Thursday July 13, 11 am Eastern, 8 am Pacific. Where: Online! Via the SirsiDynix Institute. Who: Me! 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. …

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Knowledge management in a growing and change averse organizationblogging, free the information!, knowledge management, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 7/2/2006 with 16 comments

On Friday, I had a meeting with the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies to discuss future plans for integrating information literacy instruction into the curriculum. On several occasions I brought up issues that involved communication problems between the programs and the library. In response, he discussed the internal communication problems he’s seen. He …

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My (gulp) Speaking Schedulehi, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/28/2006 with 1 comment

It’s funny for me to think back to one year ago when you couldn’t have paid me to speak at a conference. Between now and November, I’m going to be giving at least 8 talks (2 virtual). Even now that I feel better about speaking, the thought of giving so many talks makes me a …

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