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1  2007 Ellen Callinan Walking in a Wiki Wonderland International Law 2.0: How to Maximize Technology for Research & Scholarship ASIL Annual Meeting Friday, March 30th, :45 – 12:15 Presented by Ellen Callinan Callinan the Librarian

2  2007 Ellen Callinan What is a wiki?  a web-based discussion site [LLRX]LLRX  a collaboratively-maintained database [Adam Smith]Adam Smith  a group-editable website [Social Text]Social Text  a collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it [Wikipedia]Wikipedia

3  2007 Ellen Callinan What does a wiki look like? WikiLaw

4  2007 Ellen Callinan How do you edit a wiki?

5  2007 Ellen Callinan Is a wiki really that simple?

6  2007 Ellen Callinan Ward Cunningham The Father of Wiki

7  2007 Ellen Callinan Jimmy Wales WikipediaFounderCo-Founder

8  2007 Ellen Callinan Wiki Success

9  2007 Ellen Callinan Campbell case (CAFC) [Court rejects Wikipedia article on a febrile seizures] Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia Founder [Edits own article to delete co-founder] Congressional Vandal Scandal [Congressional staff vandalized Members’ articles on Wikipedia] Wiki Disgrace Seigenthaler Vandalism [Kennedy assassination claim posted in Wikipedia as a joke] Middlebury College bans Wikipedia as Source

10  2007 Ellen Callinan Why do we need to care?

11  2007 Ellen Callinan PTO Patent Review Pilot [ communitypatent/syste m.html ] WEX [http://www.law.cornell. edu/wex/index.php/Mai n_Page] WikiLaw [http://www.wikilaw.org/ index.php?title=Main_P age] Public Wikis in Law WikiCrimeLine [www.wikicrimeline.co. uk] Civil Law Dictionary Wiki [http://civillawdictionary. pbwiki.com/] Jurispedia [http://en.jurispedia.org/ index.php/Main_Page]

12  2007 Ellen Callinan Wikis for Legal Scholarship Can be open or closed Allows remote collaboration within dispersed groups Central repository for group documents reduces Thread and document modes capture content and discussion Impermanence of content Flaming happens Navigation is clunky Lack of economic incentive Measures of quality unclear at this time v.

13  2007 Ellen Callinan Elements of a Wonderful Wiki Start with a group of knowledgeable, respectful, motivated people collaborating on a project who will: Employ a third person neutral point of view (NPOV) Link early and often Be bold – the wiki mantra Add a wiki application software that: Tracks edits and version control Offers some level of security to prevent vandals and block trolls by IP address May include reputation ranking to add credibility

14  2007 Ellen Callinan Play in the Wikipedia Sandbox

15  2007 Ellen Callinan Try Your Own Wiki Go to WikiMatrix.org and use Wiki Choice Wizard (http://www.wikimatrix.org/wizard.php) to figure out which wiki would work best for your test.http://www.wikimatrix.org/wizard.php

16  2007 Ellen Callinan And in conclusion... Winter, spring, summer or fall... The time is always right to go for a walk in wiki wonderland!

17  2007 Ellen Callinan The End? Only the beginning...


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