Difference between revisions of "JMRL Reads: A Wiki for Sharing Information about Books for Readers of All Ages"
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Welcome to the wiki! "JMRL Reads" is a place for you to both find and leave information about books. By that we mean the kind of information that helps people find good books for leisure reading. This wiki was originally conceived of as a project for a girls book group called "The Rapunzels" in the summer of 2008 at Greene County Library. The picture is in honor of the seriousness with which these girls addressed their reading. Rapunzel, in her tower, is doing something very important. Better luck to the prince below next time. We're sure he eventually gets her attention.
This wiki, like all wikis, is all about the power of collective knowledge. Librarians are constantly asked for advice about what to read, and we often find ourselves wishing we had a particular person beside us, because that person reads extensively in the area we're being asked about. He or she is the expert, but alas, is not present. With the wiki they can be.
The question of what to read is never trivial. Books do change lives. Be assured that we all do need each other in order to find the best books. So share what you know!
The picture and logo are by Kyla Lovelace.
This wiki is run by a group of librarians at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (Charlottesville, Va.) For technical questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you're new to wikis check out the pages under the section "Help for Using the Wiki". Please play nicely in the wiki. Check out Guidelines for Use of the Wiki. This wiki and all content herein is licensed under the [Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike] license of [Creative Commons]. To use content on this wiki you'll need to check the terms of the license.
Wiki User Community
Anyone can edit this wiki! Please feel free to add new sections, new pages, and edit content already here. You can also add external links, as appropriate. You do need to register (create an account) to be able to edit though. This helps protect the wiki from vandalism and spam. When registering click the button to send email confirmation. You'll get an email shortly, which will contain a link. Click the link to send confirmation of your email address. Once you've done this you should be able to log in and edit away. Please do give your real name when registering (though your real name need not be your user signature). Authors may not promote their own books on this wiki!
Every page has a history tab. Click it to see the editing history of the page, which also shows the signature of the user that made the changes or edits. Every page has a discussion tab as well, where users can make comments or talk back and forth about a page. When you write on a discussion page you should sign your entries.
If you're going to edit the wiki, it would be nice if you would add yourself to the Wiki User List. Your entry in the list can link to your user page where you can write a bit about yourself. If you edit the wiki a lot, you may establish a reputation, and users may like to know who you are.
Help for Using the Wiki
Tips Page for getting started on the right foot
[Basic Editing Help] from Wikipedia.
- Brown Baggers Book Group (Central Library)
- First Thursday Book Group (Greene County Library)
- Rapunzel "Reads" of Summer 2008
- Books Read by the "Sharks" of Greene in Summer 2008
- Historical Fiction
- International Fiction
- Light Reads for Women
- Time Travel
- Literary Fiction
- Adventure Fiction
- Surreal Fiction
- Historical Mystery