MediaWiki Open Source Software as Infrastructure for Electronic Resource Outreach

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Title: MediaWiki Open Source Software as Infrastructure for Electronic Resource Outreach
Author: Jackson, Millie ; Blackburn, Jonathan
Abstract: The Mediawiki platform is the heart of the successful open-access encyclopedia Wikipedia; however, it is also an exciting open-source software platform for online publishing. At Florida State University we have bundled Mediawiki into our electronic resource access strategy to enable custom content that supports online training and information literacy objectives. This presentation will cover basic setup for the Mediawiki software platform and will demonstrate how FSU has customized the installation to suit our needs. This will include materials on training librarians in the use of Mediawiki as an extension of electronic resource finding aids as well ideas for embedding Mediawiki published content within other online library resources such as SFX, Metalib, and our Electronic Resource Management System. Learning outcomes: Participants will understand the capabilities of Mediawiki as a digital publishing tool Participants will understand how Mediawiki can be embedded in their own electronic resource strategy for their users. Participants will understand how a wiki can enable public services staff to better utilize electronic resources.
Description: Millie Jackson is Head of Collection Development at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. she spent 10 years as collection development librarian, periodicals librarian and a cataloger at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. Prior to GVSU, she worked in special collections and rare books at Oklahoma State University, Michigan State University and at the University of Michigan. Jonathan Blackburn is the Web Development Librarian for Florida State University Libraries.
Type: Presentation
Date: 2007-02-24
Contributor: Florida State University
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: eResource delivery and promotion
Digital publishing tools
Electronic resource finding aids
Subject specialist librarians

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