We Want a Wiki!

Now what?

Dan Jacobson & Nichole Fromm
WiLSWorld 2007

 



Get on the Wiki Bus

Wiki bus

 



What wikis are good for: writing stuff

Collaborative writing

 



What wikis are good for: doing stuff

Tools

 



What wikis are good for: sharing stuff

Ride board

 



What wikis are not as good for

Whoops


 



What to consider

Questions

 



Choosing a wiki

Wikimatrix
wikimatrix.org


 



Choosing a wiki

pbwiki
pbwiki.com
example: WPLC's Digital Book Center FAQ


 



Choosing a wiki

MediaWiki
mediawiki.org
example: Library Success


 



Choosing a wiki

MoinMoin

MoinMoin
moinmo.in
example: SCLS OpsWiki


 



Choosing a wiki

TiddlyWiki

tiddlywiki.com
example: Middleton PL Reference Desk Cheat Sheet


 



Motivating contributors

Free riders


 



Motivating contributors: proselytize

Praise be to wikis


 



Motivating contributors: set goals

Finish line


 



Motivating contributors: unique flowers

Flower


 



Motivating contributors: say thanks

Wiki acknowledgement page


 



Motivating contributors: use (the) force

Boss


 



References

Beenen, G. et al. Using Social Psychology to Motivate Contributions to Online Communities. (pdf)

Brogan, C. 5 Uses for a Wiki at Work.

Cosley, Dan et al. How oversight improves member-maintained communities. (pdf)

Hoisl, B. et al. Social Rewarding in Wiki Systems. (pdf)

 



Thank you!

Questions?

Contact Dan or Nichole.

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