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HISTORY WIKI
WISCONSIN 4-H
Collaboration
WHY A WIKI AND NOT FACEBOOK,
LINKED IN or other software?
Actually facebook is being used by Wisconsin 4-H!
Different types of software and internet experience
have there own positives and negatives.
For collecting history and colloboration wiki software
is unique.
Let’s at each software a bit…
WHY NOT FACEBOOK ?
Facebook is:
• good at checking status, pokes, chat
• difficult for looking up older content
– things get buried
– where is the Facebook archive?
• content owner & users must register
• not good with privacy & security issues.
• not good with indexed content.
WHY NOT Linked in ?
• LinkedIn has some similarity to Facebook
which brings similar disadvantages such as:
– users must register with Linked In
– not great with indexed content
• LinkedIn is frequently associated with
searches for jobs and networking with others
in related industries or types of work.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER WIDELY
AVAILABLE SOFTWARE?
• You Tube ? Great for sharing video but not
for sharing text and communication.
• Flickr? Great for sharing photos, but not quite
right for what the wiki can do.
• A blog? – best suited to a single narrator &
commenters, but not many contributors.
• A website?- not enough tools for
collaboration.
WHAT IS A WIKI?
• A wiki (i/ˈwɪki/ WIK-ee) is usually a web
application which allows people to add,
modify, or delete content in a collaboration
with others.
• This definition brought to you by Wikipedia
• A wiki grows according to needs of users.
WHY A WIKI?
• Wiki promotes collaboration volunteers,
youth, leaders, and staff.
• Wiki is invites more contextually deep
collaboration like Wikipedia.
• Wiki helps overcome geographic dispersal of
4-H and Extension.
Where is the story of 4-H in Wisconsin?
With 4-H participants…
and volunteers…
and staff…
and local communities, etc. all have something to
contribute to the 4-H story as well!
What are other wikis like?
• Minnesota Historical Society has Placeography
http://www.placeography.org/index.php/Main_Page
• UW Whitewater has UW-W History: Then and
Now https://wiki.uww.edu/other/uwwhistory/index.php/UWW%C2%A0History:%C2%A0Then_and_Now
• Natural History of Southeast Alaska
Schistostega pennata
http://wiki.seaknature.org/Schistostega_pennata
Where is the story of Wisconsin 4-H?
Everywhere in the state; in county and municipal historical societies, in private collections, at
UW-Madison Archives at Steenbock Library, and in archives and affiliated Area Research Centers
(ARCs) of the Wisconsin Historical Society. The map indicates location of ARCs.
What archive sources are available?
Area Research Centers:
• UW-Milwaukee Golda Meir Library Archive
– Edward A. Benoit papers
• UW-Eau Claire, McIntyre Library
– Family characteristics and…4-H club
• Milwaukee County Historical Society
– Diderrich Family 4-H programs
What sources
are available?
At Wisconsin Historical
Society?
• Reaper centennial..
• Photos enter 4-H
At the UW Madison
Archives
• Source materials
• Photos
•
Such as:
1922
Rock Co.
4-H
Parade
Sample “portal” or doorway for 4-H
Multiple portals can be developed.
How can YOU contribute to
Wisconsin’s 4-H story?
• You can add facts or figures to a post
How can YOU contribute to
Wisconsin’s 4-H story?
• You can add a memory to an existing post…
How can YOU contribute to
Wisconsin’s 4-H story?
• You can upload a photo from your collection
Suggestions Comments Questions
Contact:
Dennis Larsen, Records Officer
UW-Extension and UW Colleges
432 N. Lake Street, Room 211
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-2477
[email protected]
http://www.uwex.uwc.edu/records/

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