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National Geographic 2.0: Wikis @ Work. Karen Huffman & Michael Jourdan Libraries & Information Services National Geographic Society NIH Wiki Fair February 28, 2007. Agenda. Solutions Timeline Defining spaces Practical examples Lessons learned. Solutions. Application: MediaWiki

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National geographic 2 0 wikis @ work

National Geographic 2.0:Wikis @ Work

Karen Huffman & Michael JourdanLibraries & Information ServicesNational Geographic Society

NIH Wiki FairFebruary 28, 2007


Agenda
Agenda

  • Solutions

  • Timeline

  • Defining spaces

  • Practical examples

  • Lessons learned


Solutions
Solutions

  • Application: MediaWiki

    • Registration required for contribution

    • Allow uploads of multiple file format

  • Extensions (or add-ons)

    • Access control - Input form

    • Calendar - RSS feeds

  • Customization

    • Omniture for Web metrics

  • Web hoster: LunarPages

    • < $100/year


Timeline 18 months of growth
Timeline: 18 months of Growth

  • 2005:

    • Libraries & Information Services

  • 2006:

    • Women Explorers

    • National Geographic magazine

    • National Geographic Channel International

  • 2007 (Prototypes):

    • National Geographic Integrated Marketing

    • Educational Network (EdNet)


Defining spaces

Calendars

Dictionaries and encyclopedias

Directories

Manuals, tutorials, and best practices

Newsletters

Project planning and status reports

Reference material/FAQs

Research and expertise database

Resumes

Special interest groups

Team and division sites

White-boarding/prototyping ideas

Defining Spaces


















Lessons learned
Lessons Learned

  • Ordered chaos

  • Collaboration is key

  • Make it easy

  • Develop multiple training formats

  • Market your ideas

  • Prepare to support organic growth

  • Communicate your impact

  • Realize wikis will not work for everything!


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