Toronto, Ontario M4W 1H7

This month's speakers are from Toronto Public Library and will speak about their work on Wikis for Healthcare

Event Sponsor: Citadel Rock

When and Where:

6:30pm, Tuesday 10th March
Please see http://www.meetup.com/TorontoWikiTuesdays/calendar/9716560


In a large public organization it can be a challenge to quickly adopt new technologies, especially technologies such as wikis which promote decentralization of control.

Donna MacLeod and Sandy Arbuthnot of the Toronto Public Library will discuss how the library has come to use collaborative web tools, the challenges they faced and what they did to overcome these challenges.

The talk will also guide us through two wikis created for the the people of Ontatio and hosted on a low-cost wiki provider: Consumer Health Information Service (CHIS) and CHIS asthma information. Both sites provide reliable health information, written in understandable language, from a Canadian perspective.

They will also describe ways library staff use wikis internally, and an give us an insight into possible future directions for wikis in their online services.

Other Announcements

Derek Wong will provide a short recap of Recent Changes Camp 2009, a 3-day conference on wiki that took place in February in Portland, Oregon.

About our Speakers

Donna MacLeod

Donna MacLeod is a consumer health librarian, providing reference and information services in English and in French to all Ontarians through Toronto Public Library's Consumer Health Information Service. She also edits and maintains the FACT website, a complementary and alternative health website. In addition, Donna freelances as a writer (articles and computer documentation), researcher, editor and translator (to and from English and French).

Who should come and why: Interested in the topic? Got an opinion? Or just interested to network? Come join our community.

* Healthcare and Library professionals * Public interested in the use of Wikis for Toronto Services * Managers and leaders responsible for evaluating the use of wikis * Change transformation agents using wikis to instigate organisational transparency using a wiki * Consultants and designers who build integration, navigation, visuals and plugins * Wiki users Wiki gardeners who improve content clarity

About Toronto Wiki Tuesdays and Blended Perspectives

Toronto Wiki Tuesdays has been running since 2005 and has a mandate to spread the word about how a wiki can transform communication in organisations and the nature of business. Toronto Wiki Tuesdays was founded and is run by Martin Cleaver M.Sc. MBA, Head Blender of Blended Perspectives and a Chair of WikiSym, the International Symposium on wikis and open collaboration.

Official Website: http://www.meetup.com/TorontoWikiTuesdays/calendar/9716560/

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