I am finding this topic very interesting with the variety of ways that wikis can be used. Having already used Wikipedia for personal use I was familiar with that use of a wiki but I didn't realise how a library could put them to use. I thought that the "what to do with Wikipedia" Information Today article raised some very good points, as a university student I know that one of the first things we were told was to not use Wikipedia as a source and so the arguments raised in the article were very close to home. As a Star Wars fan I especially liked Wookieepedia, although I had to move on before I got too absorbed and forgot I was at work. I also liked the Library Success wiki and have made it a favourite so I can revisit it as I think it has beneficial information for libraries.
I think that book reviews would be a great way to incorporate wikis in a library. It would provide an excellent way to interact with users.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I must admit that setting up my RSS with Bloglines was a bit of a struggle. While the RSS itself was easy to set up I had difficulty thinking of websites to use. Thankfully the suggestions from the Learning 2.0 activities were a good start. I choice the Powerhouse museum picture of the day blog, Librarybytes, ABS for Librarians, a google news feed and fellow colleague's blog (I found this an easier way to follow her updates as opposed to following in blogger). I can see how RSS feeds would be useful in staying up to date with news etc, however it is possible to be inundated with news articles if the RSS is not accessed regularly. I can see that RSS would be useful fro libraries to access updates easily without needing to go to multiple websites to check for updates. Likewise the library could create a RSS feed for its website so that library clients could quickly access any new information regarding the library.