Thursday, October 05, 2006

#16, Wiki way did he go?

Well, I have now officially been initiated into the world of Wikis. As someone who's never really even looked at the famous (or is it infamous?) Wikipedia, I've always been a little hesitant to delve into the world of all things Wiki.

After browsing around the few wikis posted, I think I have a pretty good grasp of how they work. I can see that they would be greatly beneficial to research and could be useful for organizing web content on a variety of topics. I particularly liked the Book Lovers Wiki. Nicely arranged and the format was very pretty. Loved the nice soothing colors.

I think that Wikis could easily replace some of the library's online offerings. For example, instead of just having staff compile homework links, it could be done in a wiki format so that anyone could add useful content to it.

I liked the SJCPL subject wiki too. The fact that it's connected to their catalog and you can search for materials in a certain subject was very useful. It would be like opening up the catalog to a broader scope of use. Being able to browse subject, topics, information and books all in one. Very cool!


At 1:48 PM, Blogger HeleneB said...

Keep up the good work. You're doing great!!!


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