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What is a Wiki?

Why Wiki?

How Libraries Can Use Wikis With Their Patrons

How Librarians Can Use Wikis for Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration

So You Want To Build a Wiki: Important Considerations

Hosted on your own server or elsewhere?

DIY Wikis (hosted on your server, installed by you)

Check out the Wiki Matrix to compare wikis side-by-side.

Hosted Wikis/Wiki Farms (your info on a company's server)

Check out the List of wiki farms in the Wikipedia.

Important Things to Consider When Choosing Wiki Software

  • Programming language
  • Ease of installation
  • Ease of use
  • Cost
  • Syntax
  • Version control
  • Ability to hold discussions
  • RSS
  • Ability to change look
  • Security
    • Permissioning
    • Spam prevention