Yes, policy and standards (Ps&Ss) are definitely issues with most wikis.
Most (not all) librarians / library owners have a hard time understanding
what Ps&Ss to establish and impose. This leads to digital libraries getting
built and populated without them. It then becomes almost impossible go back
and add Ps&Ss later, simply because it’s difficult to fund, make time for,
and justify the the work to make all pre-existing content conform with the
newly imposed Ps&Ss. This is one of the big reasons why Automatic Semantic
Wikis (Auto-Wikis) are gaining traction. Aside from the ability to
auto-generate in a manner that far outpaces humans, they impose pre-defined
Ps&Ss that are integrated into their architectures so as to take most of
that burden off the hands of the content authors and the librarians.
Thanks for taking the time to provide your thoughts!
Have a great weekend,
Frank Guerino, Managing Partner
The International Foundation for Information Technology (IF4IT)
On 1/27/17, 1:10 PM, "Cary Gordon" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I do create content for the wiki, but only in the role of community foot
> soldier. This is how I discovered that it had moved to Semantic MediaWiki.
> It does look easy to use, but it will be inconsistent and fairly meaningless
> until somebody foists a policy on us.
>> On Jan 27, 2017, at 8:59 AM, Frank Guerino <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi Cary,
>> Yes, I took a look and saw that Code4Lib uses the semantic version of
>> MediaWiki. Are you involved in it’s content creation and, if so, how useful
>> do you believe the use of its semantic tagging features to be? In other
>> words, are they easy to use and are they worth the extra work that has to be
>> put into adding and maintaining them?
>> Frank Guerino, Managing Partner
>> The International Foundation for Information Technology (IF4IT)
>> 1.908.294.5191 (M)
>> On 1/27/17, 11:35 AM, "Cary Gordon" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> The Code4lib wiki <https://wiki.code4lib.org/> is a semantic wiki.
>>> AFAIK, this has not been widely publicized, and the community has not
>>> established any policy for its content integration.
>>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 7:08 AM Frank Guerino <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> The article ³Semantic Wikis Pros and Cons
>>>> <http://www.if4it.com/semantic-wikis-pros-cons/> ² talks about the ability
>>>> to tag content with metadata (meta-tagging). Are any of you using
>>>> Wikis with your Library infrastructure(s)? If so, what are your opinions
>>>> them? If not, how are you handling meta-tagging?
>>>> Frank Guerino, Managing Partner
>>>> The International Foundation for Information Technology (IF4IT)
>>>> 1.908.294.5191 (M)
>>> Cary Gordon
>>> The Cherry Hill Company