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== Salem Links and Lore ==
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Welcome! This main page holds some temporary information, help and guidance links, and serves as an "Idea Bucket" as this project gets underway. It's the beginning of Salem (MA) Public Library's first foray into the wiki world.
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Welcome to Salem Links & Lore - a work in progress
  
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Salem Links & Lore is a collection of information about Salem, Massachusetts gathered by the staff of the Salem Public Library.  It began many years ago as a file of index cards in the Reference Room used to help answer questions about the city.  All of this information has been entered into an online format that can be easily searched by keyword or browsed by subject list.  This collection of information will continue to grow as we add new entries.
  
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== What kind of information does it have? ==
  
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The entries in Salem Links & Lore cover people, places and events with some connection to Salem.  Frequently asked questions, difficult to research questions and many just plain interesting facts are included.  At the end of each entry you will find the source of the information as well as useful books and websites for more in depth research.
  
  
This "virtual vertical file" has been lovingly dubbed '''Salem Links and Lore''' and is being constantly updated, added to, and improved upon by Jen Strom. Currently, this is available as a staff reference tool only.
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== How can I search Salem Links & Lore? ==
  
''As with all things wiki, this is a work in progress.''
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To search Salem Links & Lore enter your keywords into the search box to the left of the screen. Then click on either the Go or the Search button. 
  
== Other Local Wikis ==
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To see an alphabetical list of entries click on the Browse All Subjects link to the left of the screen under navigation.
 
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These links are only for staff and for informational purposes only as the first two are not publicly available.
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* [http://wiki.noblenet.org/nobwiki/ NOBLE's MediaWiki Documentation]
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* [http://www.noblenet.org/wakefield/wiki Wakefield Public Library's "Wakipedia"]
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* [http://mhl.org/answers/ Memorial Hall Library's "Andover Answers"]
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Revision as of 11:37, 4 June 2010

Salem Links & Lore

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Welcome to Salem Links & Lore - a work in progress

Salem Links & Lore is a collection of information about Salem, Massachusetts gathered by the staff of the Salem Public Library. It began many years ago as a file of index cards in the Reference Room used to help answer questions about the city. All of this information has been entered into an online format that can be easily searched by keyword or browsed by subject list. This collection of information will continue to grow as we add new entries.

What kind of information does it have?

The entries in Salem Links & Lore cover people, places and events with some connection to Salem. Frequently asked questions, difficult to research questions and many just plain interesting facts are included. At the end of each entry you will find the source of the information as well as useful books and websites for more in depth research.


How can I search Salem Links & Lore?

To search Salem Links & Lore enter your keywords into the search box to the left of the screen. Then click on either the Go or the Search button.

To see an alphabetical list of entries click on the Browse All Subjects link to the left of the screen under navigation.