What is the SLQ Wiki ?


The Edge, State Library of Queensland (State Library) has spent the past four years developing a platform for the documentation and distribution of programming materials to be launched as the SLQ Wiki. This platform has been developed to reflect State Library’s commitment to sharing intellectual property developed with public resources.

Who is the SLQ Wiki for?

The SLQ Wiki is for;

  • practitioners and professionals in public libraries and local government who are
    • delivering State Library’s workshops,
    • resourcing makerspaces
    • researching tools, materials, fittings and equipment.
  • State Library workers to access Fabrication Lab equipment, programming and other resources.
  • Community Members who involved building, planning and sharing community projects and events

Why use the SLQ Wiki?

As a working knowledge-base, the SLQ Wiki is used to capture the development of an workshop, event, equipment and facilities, alongside the decision making logic. This ensures these practitioners and professionals accessing the platform can understand the reason why decisions were made, and learn from The Edge's ex ensuring their own learning is captured.

Published on a wiki platform, these documents can be edited and improved on by community, shared, exported or printed freely. All content is release under a CC Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

How does it Work?

The SLQ Wiki is built on the open source platform Dokuwiki and hosted by State Library. After the launch the SLQ wiki will be publicly accessible, and Local and regional Library workers will be able to edit, create and upload content.

What if my community needs an off-line Wiki?

If you are in a remote and regional communities that experiences poor connectivity or has insufficient bandwidth to access a web-based resource, The SLQ Wiki can be delivered offline using affordable, off the shelf hardware. If you are interested in following this process.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their continuing connection to land and as custodians of stories for millennia. We are inspired by this tradition in our work to share and preserve Queensland's memory for future generations.