Middlebury

Wiki Purpose and Content


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 policies 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

  • Do not create lengthy Wiki articles. Instead, separated out content thematically and create links between relevant content using Hyperlinks and Categories.
  • 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. Check for relevant <https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Special:Categories tags/categories> before creating a new one.

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 be notified of changes made to the page.)

Problems that can point to above:

  • Poor relevancy of search results
  • Duplication of content
  • Lack of consistent tags/categories
  • Lack of guidelines for creation and maintenance of content

Advanced training — beyond the basics:

[Web Team: maybe omit this section? I believe I added to the Basecamp documentation, which originally mentioned 'education' -- Perhaps add  something like "for quick help, see this guide." -- RJ]

  • Layout
  • Linking
  • Images
  • Color, fonts, etc.
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