I’m a bit annoyed with myself that I didn’t notice these sooner.
John Hubbard at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries put together a great four-part video series about Wikis called “Why Wiki?”
New to Wikis and not quite sure what they’re about or how they might be used in a library? Watch these as a pleasant introduction to the topic.
Start here to get an overview of how Wikis work and how to use Wikipedia. This section includes a guided tour of some articles which have been produced by the Wikipedia community.
What are the problems with Wikipedia? This section covers topics such as vandalism, content controversies, and coverage biases. The future of Wikipedia is also discussed.
How does Wikipedia measure up to other sources? Given Wikipedia’s failures, this section emphasizes the need to critically evaluate information from all publication formats.
This section covers Wikipedia’s sister projects and other fan sites which use the Wiki software. It ends with a review of how libraries and librarians are using Wikis, and how you can create your own Wiki.