Friday, March 11, 2005

OS&S: The Wiki and the Digital Library

The Wiki and the Digital Library
by Jeremy Frumkin
OCLC Systems & Services
Year: 2005 Volume: 21 Number: 1 Page: 18 -- 22

"Abstract: Purpose - To look at how collaborative tools, such as Wikis, can be utilized in a digital library environment. Design/methodology/approach - A discussion of Wikis and postulation as to how such a tool might be used to facilitate research and collaboration in a digital library setting. Findings - Three potential applications of a digital library Wiki are discussed - the Wiki as a knowledge base tool, the Wiki as a content management tool, and the Wiki as a tool to empower interactive finding aids. Originality/value - Provides ideas for digital library developers and implementers, especially those looking for increasing collaboration and interactivity in digital libraries."