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Don’t Call It A Wiki! SJCPL’s wiki success Marianne Kruppa Web Developer Librarian St. Joseph County Public Library

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1 Don’t Call It A Wiki! SJCPL’s wiki success Marianne Kruppa Web Developer Librarian St. Joseph County Public Library

2 Overview Where we were Where we wanted to be Where we are now and how we got there Where do we go from here?

3 SJCPL Shortcuts to the Web

4 Subject List Librarian selected websites Led patrons away from the library website and library materials Database driven - Lasso –Librarians input URLs –Quirky

5 KCPL’s Subject Guides

6 Articles created by librarians Guide RSS feeds Imported RSS feeds Database driven - ColdFusion –Librarians send articles to webmaster

7 SJCPL’s Subject Guides

8 Articles created by librarians –Emphasis on library material and programs –http://www.libraryforlife.org/subjectguides/index.php/Homework Some feeds - new and recent changes Wiki driven - LAMP

9 How did we do it? (the technical stuff) 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

10 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

11 How did we do it? (the people stuff) A truly wiki experience –Most knew what a wiki is –Most had used Wikipedia –Most wanted to learn –None knew where to start

12 Where do we go from here?

13 SJCPL Staff Wiki Fully collaborative Minimal training OK to say “wiki”

14 SJCPL Staff Wiki

15 Collaborative policy and procedure creation Pre-pub area for Subject Guide creation/major edits Part of new hire training Fun is allowed

16 SJCPL Staff Wiki

17 Questions? SJCPL Subject Guides: Contact me: AIM: sjcplskagirlie blog:


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