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Welcome to the Library and Information Science Wiki, a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit!

General Information

Please see the about page for more on this cooperative. The other navigation links at left have some more information. This project launched on June 30, 2005, so a good deal of entries on library topics haven't been created yet. Others have just gotten started. There are 1,326 articles so far.

Pioneers are needed to make edits; you can add content or form ontologies wherever you see a need. We also need your help advertising the site to potential users and editors. Spread the word! Contributors: you may wish to create an account to keep track of your edits. Why?

To see articles, try the following options: A root category is available for browsing (NB, the LISWiki categorization scheme could use some ontological overhaul) View all articles or browse categories On navigation menu to the left, click "Recent changes" or "Random page" Type term in search box at left and click "Go"

Wikis are free and open publishing systems. You, yes you, are encouraged to share information in your areas of interest or expertise. Anyone can edit existing articles or create new ones. New articles are welcome! If it doesn't already exist, a "create an article with this title" link will appear in a search for your article title. Some article ideas are listed on the community portal page.

Interested in editing? Check out the Style Manual for some basic pointers. If you edit an article, your changes may not appear unless you hold down <Shift> and click the reload button on your Web browser. Explanation.

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Sites of Interest

  • Terrastories is a geolocation-centric site that tags locations and describes their historic significance. Sites include architectural wonders, unique and strange museums, and landscape interpretation.
    Terrastories.com: Photos and Stories of Places.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this project over the past few months. It been interesting to see how categories and articles have developed.

Lurkers, now's your chance to earn a Barnstar by sharing what you know! Whether you've got an old paper from library school that's just collecting dust, a brilliant newsgroup post that went unheard, or just some knowledge about libraries that's worth publishing, this is the place to do it.

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Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.

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