Monday, October 10, 2005

Wiki in OpenWorldCat

Seen on Lorcan Dempsey's weblog, always a good read
Well, it has arrived! Wiki functionality has gone live in OpenWorldCat. Check out the details and reviews tab here, for example.

We do not know how this will develop: we think it is really important to provide a central presence on the web where libraries and readers can engage in a conversation about books and other materials. We hope that this engages readers and libraries, and that we can collaboratively create something that it would be impossible for parties to create individually. Try it!


Lorcan Dempsey said...

David, thanks for the kind comment. I did change the text of this entry a little to reflect that fact that although it is based on Wiki technology, it supports a slightly different application here. And yes, it would be great if as many people as possible tried it!


Anonymous said...

Have you noticed that in the Details tab, there are options that say "Be the first person to add table of contents to this item" and "Be the first person to add notes for this item"? I wonder if these go into the 505 and 500 fields. What if the contents note isn't formatted in the standard way? What if the notes aren't the usual kind of notes? I don't know how I feel about this.