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ERIC Number: EJ778808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
It's Time to Use a Wiki as Part of Your Web Site
Ribaric, Tim
Computers in Libraries, v27 n10 p24-29 Nov-Dec 2007
Without a doubt, the term "wiki" has leaked into almost every discussion concerning Web 2.0. The real question becomes: Is there a place for a wiki on every library Web site? The answer should be an emphatic "yes." People often praise the wiki because it offers simple page creation and provides instant gratification for amateur Web developers. They often hem and haw about the "anyone can edit" aspects that tag along. The truth is that everyone can get all the benefits of a wiki without the dubious anonymous edits that could alter hard-earned content. By making some clever changes, the author has managed to replace a portion of his library's Web site with a wiki engine. By choosing to suppress some bult-in functionality of the wiki, the author got a great mashup solution that keeps his library current and protects the authorative integrity of their content. (Contains 6 online resources.)
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Language: English
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