This has been around for a little while, but it was New To Me, Watch the Heavy Metal Umlat page of the Wikipedia evolve, this is a screen cast, so you can hear commentary and see the page change.
And here it is — the Comics 4 Libraries Wiki.
I installed Wikka Wiki this morning. I decided that I wanted to use php/mysql for the Wiki, I thought that would be the easiest thing to use for this project and also the Reference Manual Wiki I want to see about setting up for work. I read some of the software pages listed at this article about Wiki Software using MySQL. I narrowed my choices down to MediaWiki, WikkaWiki, and CoWiki. I ended up picking WikkaWiki because I liked the look and feel, and the installation process looked simple. It was really easy to install, basically one has to have php & MySQL, be able to set up a database, know how to set file permissions, etc.
Since I’m just setting the Wiki up and figuring out what to do, expect the changes over there to be fairly frequent.
I think I need to learn more about wikis — partially for work because now that my department is using wordpress for a reference desk log, I think it might make sense to turn our reference desk manual (currently a giant binder) into a wiki.
So I was thinking that I should come up with a personal project using a wiki first. I’m thinking of creating a comic books recommended for libraries wiki, with the lists of eleven as a starting point. I have a few questions about this:
1) Do any of you out there have experience maintaining a wiki — could you recommend some software?
2) Would you be willing to contribute in any way, by entering in reviews of comics or graphic novels that you think libraries should order? Or do you have any art/graphic design skills that could be used to make the site look cool?
3) Or is the whole idea lame? I know there are plenty of places already to get comics commentary already on the web.
Let me know what you think, either by e-mailing me or commenting below. Thanks!!!!