IL2006 Day 3: Don’t Call it a Wiki

Marianne Kruppa:

They decided to create a subject guide because of KCPL’s subject guides

Decided to use a wiki to do it

SJCPL’s subject guides have articles created by librarians

how did we do it:

  • sandbox server so staff can play with new tools
  • tested a couple of wiki products
  • picked mediawiki because of the familiar interface
  • technophobes knew what to expect
  • easy install included
  • find your cheerleaders
  • don’t call it a wiki (for the technophobes out there)
  • jump in and see what happens

They made wikis part of new staff training – coolness.