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Wiki thoughts

Our Reference staff collects a lot of great information, but these don’t always have a logical place on our website, or can be hard to find there.  And there are time and technical constraints in posting new things to the website–as I know well, since I’m the bottleneck.

I’d like to use a departmental wiki to post all the great articles, database cheat sheets, technology help, subject-based information, and pathfinders/bibliographies we create and find.  If we get a library intranet at some point, we could also use a wiki for staff notes and updates.

The St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana has a nice subject wiki here:

And the Grand Rapids (Michigan) library has a wiki here:

These were both done using MediaWiki (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki), and I found them on the new Massachusetts Library System’s wiki about wikis!

I know John and Laurie have similar ideas.  My starting draft for some wiki thoughts can be found here:

Let me know if you’d like to be able to edit it.


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