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 →

Another Fine Library Wiki

Michael blogs about SJCPL's new wiki: Our Reference Librarians and Web Developer are hard at work on this new project! And let me be the first to say they are making great strides to move SJCPL toward Library 2.0! What you'll find is librarian created subject pages in the grand tradition of Kansas City PL... Continue Reading →

If You Build It, Will They Come?

This post was prompted by an email from a business librarian at another institution, who was inquiring about my use of both a blog and a wiki to disseminate library information. In the email, the librarian asked: Are people actually reading? No offense 🙂 I find that often librarians' efforts in distributing information is in... Continue Reading →

Settling an Argument Over Wikipedia

One of my colleagues forwarded me this email from her son in college. She had sent this around to the rest of our reference department as well, hoping to get answers from our staff. Her son writes: Hey Mom, I've got a kinda silly reference librarian question for you concerning the validity and accuracy of... Continue Reading →

A Wiki for 6 Strings

I was looking for some *cough* free *cough* guitar tabulature for a particular song that our church praise band is playing on Sunday. I checked out the usual guitar tabulature sites, and then discovered The Tab Wiki. After poking around a bit, I was pleased to see that there were a few songs from The... Continue Reading →

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