Will Richardson spoke about Wikis @ Your Library and it was one of my most anticipated sessions. I am currently working a s a Research assistant for UNT to set up a wiki for the Info Science Doc students to build our own spot of collaborative discusions, entries and data. (I am sorry I haven’t written much about my studies this semester…a lot has been happening!)
Will said a Wiki is a difficult thing to define. But he did an excellent job: “Sometimes chaotic, sometimes amazing tool to create collaborative content on the Internet. A wiki is something anyone can edit at anytime. A tool of the read/write Web.” (I love that term!)
He noted the huge increase in Podcasting (6 months ago from 1 to 4000 podcasts) and Photo blogging. “The everyday creation of content by everyday people.”
Why wikis at your library?
Small elarning curve
Easy information storage
Keys to Success:
Consistency with names of pages
I’ve been pondering wiki use in libraries since Will’s talk.