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What's a wiki and what can it do for your cataloging department? At Ohio University's Alden Library, local cataloging policies and procedures are being converted into a web-based wiki format that can be easily accessed and edited by all cataloging staff. Topics to be covered in the presentation include:

  • basic principles of wikis
  • the personnel and tools needed to get started
  • initial decision-making related to set-up
  • strategies for converting existing cataloging documentation into wiki format
  • writing new documentation, editing and monitoring content
  • wiki organization techniques
  • potential challenges and obstacles to implementation
  • strategies for staff education on the use of the wiki


Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries