Some more thoughts on wikis in libraries

Michael Stephens was very kind in asking me some questions about my use of a wiki as a research guide.   The interview can be found on the ALA TechSource blog.   Thanks again to Michael for featuring the Biz Wiki.

Extending a Librarian’s Reach

A colleague of mine just told me of a very positive experience that she had in an instant messaging transaction last week. A patron had contacted her via our IM reference service and was needing to find financial ratios for hypermarkets in France. This sounded like a pretty tough business question, and unfortunately I've been... Continue Reading →

Wiki as Online Roladex

After speaking about wikis at Computers in Libraries, I've had the opportunity to talk with a number of people about potential uses for wikis. One idea that came out of those conversations really struck me as potentially an excellent use of a wiki. On two separate occassions, two different public librarians asked me if I... Continue Reading →

CIL:Wikis for Beginners

Meredith's cybertour on wikis was just what the doctor ordered. Meredith covered the basics of wikis in a short period of time, including various uses of wikis and the multiple software options. Her slides area available here, and if you're looking for more, take a look at an earlier presentation that she gave for OPAL.... Continue Reading →

Temporary (I hope) Biz Wiki Outage

As I mentioned during my presentation this morning, our library completing our website overhaul this week.   The change happened this evening some time, and it appears that the Biz Wiki is temporarily out of commission.   So, if you're trying to get to the Biz Wiki, you may get a message that says, "... Continue Reading →

Wiki World Presentation

I attended Meredith's Wiki World presentation yesterday, and I must say that it was a good show indeed. She presented information very clearly, and I am sure that all of the 120 attendees learned a great deal about the topic. I wouldn't be surprised if many of the attendees downloaded wiki software   immediately following... Continue Reading →

The Place to Be this Thursday

You want to know about wikis? Hear it from the Wiki Woman herself, Meredith Farkas in this OPAL event: Thursday, January 12, 2006 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 2:00 Central, 1:00 Mountain, noon Pacific, and 8:00 p.m. GMT: Wiki World: An Introduction Wikis are democratizing the World Wide Web in a way that... Continue Reading →

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