Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106433
Title:
Wikis and Collaborative Reference Services
Author:
Russell, John
Editors:
Steiner, Sarah K.; Madden, M. Leslie
Citation:
Wikis and Collaborative Reference Services 2008, :99-105 The Desk and Beyond: Next Generation Reference Services
Publisher:
Association of College and Research Libraries
Journal:
The Desk and Beyond: Next Generation Reference Services
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106433
Submitted date:
2008-09-15
Abstract:
Librarians have long been concerned with connecting researchers with information, typically (but by no means exclusively) by means of face-to-face contact at a reference desk. With the advent of the Internet and the proliferation of online resources and services, librarians have used Web-based resources to add an asynchronic dimension to traditional synchronic reference services. One of the new Web-based technologies that has been discussed by librarians in the past few years is the wiki. Librarians have been using wikis for a variety of purposes, including research guides, knowledge-bases, and library Web sites, though they are flexible enough to work in most situations where collaboration or quick Web editing are desired. Wikis are an attractive tool for reference services because they are a relatively simple and inexpensive way to improve information flows among librarians and between librarians and their campus community.
Type:
Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
Reference Services; Academic Libraries
Local subject classification:
Wikis; Reference; Collaboration; Knowledge base; Subject guides; Readers' advisory

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.editorSteiner, Sarah K.en_US
dc.contributor.editorMadden, M. Leslieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-15T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:46:24Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-09-15en_US
dc.identifier.citationWikis and Collaborative Reference Services 2008, :99-105 The Desk and Beyond: Next Generation Reference Servicesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106433-
dc.description.abstractLibrarians have long been concerned with connecting researchers with information, typically (but by no means exclusively) by means of face-to-face contact at a reference desk. With the advent of the Internet and the proliferation of online resources and services, librarians have used Web-based resources to add an asynchronic dimension to traditional synchronic reference services. One of the new Web-based technologies that has been discussed by librarians in the past few years is the wiki. Librarians have been using wikis for a variety of purposes, including research guides, knowledge-bases, and library Web sites, though they are flexible enough to work in most situations where collaboration or quick Web editing are desired. Wikis are an attractive tool for reference services because they are a relatively simple and inexpensive way to improve information flows among librarians and between librarians and their campus community.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAssociation of College and Research Librariesen_US
dc.subjectReference Servicesen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Librariesen_US
dc.subject.otherWikisen_US
dc.subject.otherReferenceen_US
dc.subject.otherCollaborationen_US
dc.subject.otherKnowledge baseen_US
dc.subject.otherSubject guidesen_US
dc.subject.otherReaders' advisoryen_US
dc.titleWikis and Collaborative Reference Servicesen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.journalThe Desk and Beyond: Next Generation Reference Servicesen_US
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