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Wikis of Locality: Insights from the Open Guides

Gaved, Mark; Heath, Thomas and Eisenstadt, Marc (2006). Wikis of Locality: Insights from the Open Guides. In: ACM 2006 International Symposium on Wikis: WikiSym '06, 21-23 August 2006, Odense, Denmark.

URL: http://www.wikisym.org/ws2006/proceedings/p119.pdf
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1149453.1149475
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Abstract

In this paper we describe an emerging form of wikis - wikis of locality – that support physical rather than virtual communities. We draw on our experience as administrators of the Open Guide to Milton Keynes, one of the Open Guides family of community developed local information guides built using wiki software, and present observations of the potential value and unique characteristics of wikis of locality from a practitioner’s perspective. Preliminary findings from a current survey of other Open Guide administrators are presented to highlight types of usage, issues and potential areas for future research.

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: ISBN 1-59593-413-8
Keywords: wikis; locality; communities; open guides; recommendation; structured data; geolocational services; grassroots; open source
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 6206
Depositing User: Marc Eisenstadt
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 10:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6206
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