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= LIS Wiki Purpose and Content: =
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= What is the purpose of the LIS Wiki? =
  
==== Q. What is the purpose of the LIS Wiki?  ====
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The LIS Wiki contains publicly accessible documentation contributed and maintained by LIS Staff. This documentation can used by LIS Staff (internally-focused, procedural documentation) and the College community (externally-focused policies, how-to, tutorial, and other documentation).<br>
  
A. The LIS Wiki contains publicly accessible documentation contributed and maintained by LIS Staff. This documentation can used by LIS Staff (internally-focused, procedural documentation) and the College community (externally-focused policies, how-to, tutorial, and other documentation).
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= What goes in the LIS Wiki? =
  
==== Q. What goes in the LIS Wiki?  ====
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Some examples of content that is housed the LIS Wiki:
 
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*Policies describing LIS services and systems for the College community
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*Information for users about how to use the systems and services LIS supports
 
 
*Documentation for users about how to use the systems and services we support
 
 
*Local/internal documentation on procedures and policies
 
*Local/internal documentation on procedures and policies
*User information that would take up too much real-estate on a Drupal page (e.g., Borrowing, Helpdesk)<br>
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*Detailed instructions and procedures that would take up too much space on a Drupal page (e.g., Borrowing, Helpdesk)<br>
 
 
==== Guidelines for consistency:  ====
 
  
*Keep pages short
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= Guidelines for consistency =
*Create TOC (if page is NOT short) by making section headings (4 or more = TOC)<br>
 
*Assign tags/categories to each page. &nbsp;Check for relevant tags/categories before creating a new one.
 
  
==== Problems that can point to above: ====
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*'''LIS Staff are strongly encouraged to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Watching_pages#Controlling_which_pages_are_watched watch Wiki pages] with content that relates to their functional work in order to ensure content is accurate and current.'''
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*Do not create lengthy Wiki articles. Instead, organize content thematically and create links between relevant content using Hyperlinks and Categories.
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*Add/update content on wiki stub (incomplete) pages.
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*Create a Table of Contents (if page is NOT short) by adding section headings (if the page includes 4 or more sections, add a Table of Contents)<br>
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*Assign tags/categories to each page. Categorize carefully and frequently. Check for relevant [http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Special:Categories tags/categories] before creating new categories.<br>
  
*Poor relevancy of search results
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== Who can contribute content to the LIS Wiki? ==
*Duplication of content
 
*Lack of consistent tags/categories
 
*Lack of guidelines for creation and maintenance of content<br>
 
  
==== Advanced training — beyond the basics:  ====
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Anyone with a Middlebury College username and password may contribute content to the LIS Wiki. (Individuals watching a Wiki page will receive automatic notification of changes made to Wiki articles. Changes may be reverted at any time.)
  
''[Web Team: maybe omit this section? I believe I added to the Basecamp documentation, which originally mentioned 'education' -- Perhaps add&nbsp; something like "for quick help, see ''[[Help:Editing|''this guide'']]''." -- RJ]''
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= Help with Editing and Wiki-fying content =
  
*Layout
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*Visit this Wiki's [http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Help:Contents editing help pages]
*Linking
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*Visit Mediawiki's [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Contents help pages]
*Images
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*Check out the Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet editing cheat sheet]
*Color, fonts, etc.<br>
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:42, 8 August 2022

What is the purpose of the LIS Wiki?

The LIS Wiki contains publicly accessible documentation contributed and maintained by LIS Staff. This documentation can used by LIS Staff (internally-focused, procedural documentation) and the College community (externally-focused policies, how-to, tutorial, and other documentation).

What goes in the LIS Wiki?

Some examples of content that is housed the LIS Wiki:

  • Policies describing LIS services and systems for the College community
  • Information for users about how to use the systems and services LIS supports
  • Local/internal documentation on procedures and policies
  • Detailed instructions and procedures that would take up too much space on a Drupal page (e.g., Borrowing, Helpdesk)

Guidelines for consistency

  • LIS Staff are strongly encouraged to watch Wiki pages with content that relates to their functional work in order to ensure content is accurate and current.
  • Do not create lengthy Wiki articles. Instead, organize content thematically and create links between relevant content using Hyperlinks and Categories.
  • Add/update content on wiki stub (incomplete) pages.
  • Create a Table of Contents (if page is NOT short) by adding section headings (if the page includes 4 or more sections, add a Table of Contents)
  • Assign tags/categories to each page. Categorize carefully and frequently. Check for relevant tags/categories before creating new categories.

Who can contribute content to the LIS Wiki?

Anyone with a Middlebury College username and password may contribute content to the LIS Wiki. (Individuals watching a Wiki page will receive automatic notification of changes made to Wiki articles. Changes may be reverted at any time.)

Help with Editing and Wiki-fying content

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