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Using a wiki to publish a research guide

Elisa Mason (Independent Information Specialist, Northampton, MA, USA. The author undertakes independent research projects in the field of refugee and forced migration studies. She has worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Forced Migration Online (FMO) project at Oxford University's Refugee Studies Centre (RSC). She has also written and published a number of articles on refugee and forced migration issues. She maintains two blogs at http://fm‐ and http://researching‐ (

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 24 October 2008




The purpose of this article is to describe the use of wiki to publish a guide to the forced migration reference literature.


A case study format is employed to review the process of choosing an online publishing option, and selecting, building and maintaining the wiki.


A wiki is an easy way to present a lot of material to a wide audience.


The article discusses the first major wiki to be developed as a reference source for the forced migration information community.



Mason, E. (2008), "Using a wiki to publish a research guide", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 25 No. 9, pp. 17-21.



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