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Where Technology Meets Medical Librarianship

MLA Web 2.0 101 Part II

As the comments started to roll in about how wikis could be used in libraries I was struck with the thought that maybe they are over used. There was a lot of discussion concerning how to get people to participate in wikis and how to keep them current. My response was, if they are a valuable wiki they shouldn’t need reminders they should naturally keep themselves up to date. While I am a glass is half full kind of person maybe we need to think of what things in librarianship wikis should *not* be used for. We’ll all agree that there is a lot of garbage on the web so why add to it if it’s not necessary? To bring back on of my favorite phrases from library school “Garbage in, Garbage out.” Maybe the wikis are static because their content is only useful to a small group of people. Just a thought.

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