Wednesday, October 12, 2005

eProfile: WikimediaWorlds. Part I. Wikipedia

I am pleased to announcement the publication of my latest eProfile in Library Hi Tech News:

Gerry McKiernan, “WikimediaWorlds. Part I. Wikipedia,” Library Hi Tech News 22, no. 8 (September/October 2005): 46-54.

Overview/Summary from the publisher

ABSTRACT: Purpose – This article of part 1 of a two part series on wikis. Part 1 focuses on Wikipedia. Design/methodology/approach – The article is prepared by a library professional and provides a summary of the main features. Findings – A wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit web page content using any web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly. Originality/value – This article is a useful summary of a development of interest to library and information management professionals

I have self-archived a copy at

[ http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/WMW-I.pdf ]


I would Most Appreciate Any and All Comments/Critiques/Observations or Cosmic Insights about this review.

BTW: Wikis (and Blogs) are Not Just For Breakfast Anymore:

“The Wiki and the Blog: Toward a Complex Adaptive Intelligence Community”

D. CALVIN ANDRUS (Central Intelligence Agency) [CIA]
[Studies in Intelligence, September 2005] / Link to full-text available at