Welcome to the FDU Librarywiki. This wiki was established to give the University Library a chance to explore the usefulness of Wikis. Please have fun exploring the site, and consider contributing to it. All library staff are welcome and encouraged to participate.
What is a Wiki? Wikis are becoming the next big thing in the field of information. A Wiki enables documents to be authored collectively using a web browser. The FDU Librarywiki makes all of its content searchable, and allows easy access for anyone in the library to edit the information when necessary.
Some ideas for using this Wiki include:
- Discussion of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 topics
- Shared knowledge repository
- Library event planning
- Creation of subject guides
- Library instruction -- handouts, tutorials, teaching tips, etc.
- Collaborative reviews of databases, books, websites, eResources, etc.
- Meeting notes and reports
- Online collaboration on projects, plans, reports, documents, and policies & procedures
- Library Web Team Collaboration
- Development of library FAQs, and much, much more
Anything library-related is welcome here. This Wiki was designed to be built, edited, organized, and maintained by FDU library staff. All staff are required to create an account and log in to make changes. Contributions of inaccurate or off-topic content, spam, trolling and vandalism are not welcome and will be removed.
Warning: Never put personal or security-sensitive information here (i.e. passwords, patron or personal info, etc.). This includes information in screen shots. All sensitive information should reside in the library in private places.
- You must register to participate in using the wiki. Please contact Denise O'Shea (email@example.com) for an account if you haven’t already done so.
- Most information in a Wiki is found via the search. For example, try to search for the word, ‘Voyager’ (without quotes).
- Once you’ve found a document, if you see that it is missing information or has an error, you can edit it (as long as you are logged in). Keep in mind that you don't have to use HTML. You can type things free form.
- Creating a new document is easy. Just type this address in your browser -- http://librarywiki.fdu.edu/index.php/ and then add the title of your document at the end of the link. Thus, if I wanted to create a new page that contained links to online tutorials about EndNote, I might type in this URL -- http://librarywiki.fdu.edu/index.php/EndNote_Online_Tutorials
- When you visit the new page you created, you’ll need to login and edit it, and then save it for the URL to be created.
- A good way to experiment with editing is to visit the Official Sandbox.
- To edit any page just click the edit tab at the bottom of the page and get to work. Don't worry, you can't break anything beyond repair. More information can be found in the users (http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide).
Jessamyn West, Biblioblogger at Librarian.net, has authored a page of Wiki editing tips at the LibSuccess Wiki, a collection of library best practices and more 
For more details on working with this wiki take a look at File:About the FDU Librarywiki.doc
Check out the alphabetized list of categories with alphabetized lists of articles in each category. If you add a new category, please add it to this list on the main page so people can easily find it.
You can easily add a new category by putting the title of the new page inside double brackets on the front page (you can see the formatting when you go to edit this page). Then, when you click on that link, you will be taken to a new page that you can add to. I have already setup some categories below, but many of the pages have not yet been created (topics listed in red). Simply click on the title and a new page will automatically be created for that topic.
Management & Leadership
- Organizational Culture and Knowledge
- Organizational Structure
- Project Planning and Development
- Strategy, Vision, and Focus
- Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
Collection Development and Access Issues
- Selecting Materials for Libraries
- Organizing Library Collections
- Weeding Library Collections
- Circulation Policy - Discussion Points
- New Book Handling - Discussion Points
Programs and Services
- Cultural Programming
- Grants for Programming
- Literacy Programs
- Programs for Faculty
- Technology Training in Libraries
- Services for Distance Learners
- Services for the Disabled
- Services for First Year Students
- Services in a Multi-lingual Environment
- Services for Alumni
- Services for the Community -- Bergen County
- Services for the Community -- Morris Counnty
- Circulating Periodicals in Weiner Library
Reference Services & Information Literacy
- Online Reference (IM, Web-based, etc.)
- Free Online Reference Resources
- Information Literacy
- Online Tutorials
- Subject Guides
- Traditional Reference Services
- Persistent Links in Electronic Resources
- Instructions for Including e-books in WebCampus
- Instructions for Downloading Bulk MARC Records
- Worksheet for Downloading Bulk MARC Records
- Specifications for Cataloging Streaming Media
- New Book Handling - Procedures
- Specifications for Cataloging Videos and DVDs
Promoting Our Library
- Demonstrating Impact, Value and ROI
- Library Website Redesign
- Annual Reports
Training & Development for Librarians
- Troubleshooting problems with OCLC export files
- Setting up special forms for printing using the OCLC Label Program
- How to restart the OCLC Label Program when it suddenly stops working
- Circulation Calendar Worksheet
- Circulation Policy Matrix - Settings
- CoolCAT OPAC Committee
- Gary Strawn's Programs
- Instructions for Adding New Location Codes
- Instructions for Voyager Client Installation
- New Features in 6.1
- Voyager Resources
- Custom URLs and Canned Searches in Voyager
- WebVoyage Search Tips
- Remove IE Warning Message in WebVoyage
- Instructions for Deleting Items with Fines/Fees
Implementing Technology in the Library
Computers in Libraries
FDU Library Staff Meetings
Mid Atlantic Library Futures Conference
Please write to Youbo Wang, responsible for the Librarywiki, at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org