Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Don’t Call it a Wiki!

SJCPL’s wiki success

Marianne Kruppa

Wording suggestion: Sources that don’t count as an Internet

How did we do it?

  • Have a sandbox server
  • Tested a couple of wiki products
  • Picked MediaWiki because of the familiar interface
    • Technophobes knew what to expect
    • Easy install included

How did we do it?

(the people stuff)

  • Find your cheerleader(s)!
  • Don’t call it a wiki (for the technophobes out there)
  • Jump in and see what happens
  • Fully collaborative
  • Minimal training required
  • Part of new hire training

Librarians are only allowed to edit the articles, patrons are allowed to “discuss”

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