Collaboration is a key ingredient in the learning process. Darlene Fichter explains in her article, "Using Wikis to support Online Collaboration in Libraries" how easy and beneficial it is to use wikis. It is an excellent tool for online collaboration. People are sharing or creating new information without having to be the "real author" of this information; they are able to add or delete any information to improve or reorganize the material. This seems as though it would be very helpful and foster collaborative efforts in both academic and business. We are able to help each other.
There is one thing that I find disturbing in using wikis. They might not be authoritative enough because anyone is able to add or delete information to a wiki. This information may or may not be true and it can be misleading to the reader. While working with students I would want to offer the most authentic and authoritative knowledge.
Wikis are here and another tool of technology that has proven interesting to learn about. I am passionate about team work and collaborative projects. By using this tool in libraries we may be able to accomplish more while using less time. I have looked at some of the suggested library wiki sites and plan on exploring more. It would be helpful to collaborate lesson plans between the classroom and the library online.