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Examples of Wiki Uses

Community Info & Guides

  • GRPLpedia Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • Loudonpedia Loundon County Public Library (PBwiki)
  • The Stevens County Wiki Project A community wiki site for rural Stevens County in northeastern Washington, hosted by the Stevens County Rural Library District

Conference Sites

  • ALA New Orleans 2006 Wiki


  • OSU Libraries Wiki Oregon State University, Portland, Oregon, USA. Uses Confluence.
  • Staff Wiki University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA. (mediawiki)
  • UL Staff Wiki University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA. (pmwiki)
  • Albany County Public Library Staff Wiki (pbwiki)
  • Memphis Public Library Wiki Memphis, Tennessee, USA. (mediawiki)

Library and Information Science Topics

  • Environmental Scan Environmental scan analyzing trends and issues affecting the library profession in general, and federal libraries in particular. (PBwiki) by Cindy Boeke and others
  • Library Instruction Wiki
  • Library Outreach Wiki
  • Library Technology Training Wiki This wiki contains documents, resources and instructions how to make wikis using PBWiki and how to create online surveys using SurveyMonkey. (PBwiki) by Cindy Boeke
  • LIS Publications Wiki A collection of publication profiles for librarians who write.
  • LISWiki: Library and Information Science Wiki
  • Michigan Libraries Wiki
  • San Diego Librarians Wiki
  • Archivopedia, the archives wiki encyclopedia

Library Web Sites

  • USC Aiken Gregg-Graniteville Library web site (PmWiki)

Project Management

  • Durham County Library Strategic Plan Durham County, North Carolina, USA. Created for the strategic planning process and implementation of the Durham County Library in Durham, North Carolina. (pbwiki)
  • The MIT Engineering and Science Libraries B-Team (Massachusetts Institute of Techology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. (seedwiki)

Staff Manuals & Service Point Manuals

  • Antioch University New England Library Staff Training and Support Wiki Keene, New Hampshire, USA (seedwiki)
  • Reference Wiki, Baruch College Password-protected. Publicly viewable [ screenshots](pbwiki)
  • Reference Wiki, Butler University Libraries (seedwiki)
  • North Metro Technical College Wiki Acworth, Georgia, USA (pbwiki)
  • UL Cataloguers Desktop Glucksman Library, University of Limerick, Ireland(Wikia)

Subject Guides, Course Guides, & Resource Guides

  • Bentley Library Research Help Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA (mediawiki)
  • Subject-based Guides Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont, USA (pbwiki)
  • GRPLedia Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA (mediawiki)
  • MULibraryPedia Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. (mediawiki)
  • Library Research Guides Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, USA (mediawiki)
  • Biz Wiki Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA (mediawiki)
  • Lit Wiki Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA (mediawiki)
  • Comm Wiki Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA (mediawiki)
  • SJCPL Subject Guides St. Joseph Public Library, South Bend, Indiana, USA (mediawiki)
  • Electronic Resources Wiki University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK (mediawiki)
  • Healey Library Course Resource Hub University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (wikispaces)
  • Boatipedia University of Richmond, Richmond, VA (mediawiki)
  • Researching Forced Migration: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources Massachusetts, USA (pbwiki)


  • University of Calgary
  • Fontys Mediatheek Wiki (Dutch)
  • Mac Library Experience McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Related Articles


  • Social Machines by Wade Roush in Technology Review August 2005
  • Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not by Brian Lamb. Featured in Educause Review, Sept/Oct 2004.
  • Quickiwiki, Swiki, Twiki, Zwiki and the Plone Wars Wiki as a PIM and Collaborative Content Tool by David Mattison. Featured in Searcher in April, 2003.
  • Making the Case for a Wiki by Emma Tonkin. Featured in Ariadne in January, 2005.
  • Teaching and Learning Online with Wikis by Naomi Augar, Ruth Raitman and Wanlei Zhou.
  • ALA Wiki: What I learned and what I’m doing with it by Meredith Farkas, July 2005
  • Meredith's OPAL Talk on Wikis
  • Step by step guide to making your first wiki using PBwiki (PDF version) by Cindy Boeke. PPT version: Step by step guide to making your first wiki using PBwiki (Click on the link).
  • Sandbox Wikibibliography
  • Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to the Successful Adoption and Use of Wikis in Collaborative Knowledge Management by John P. Walker, Jr. Honor's thesis from 2006.
  • Wikis in the workplace: How wikis can help manage knowledge in library reference services by Angela Kille. Published in LIBRES 16, no. 1.
  • Collaborating with wikis by Rachel Bridgewater and Anne-Marie Deitering. Presented at Internet Librarian International 2005, October 10, 2005, London, UK.
  • The Long Road Toward Subject Guide 2.0 by Meredith Farkas, 24 October 2007.
  • Using a Wiki as a Research Guide: A Year's Experience by Chad Boeninger, 13 July 2006