Cuwiki.net launched Dec. 1 and was formally presented at an event at the Douglass Branch Library. Eileen Walz and Rubayya Hoque, first-year graduate students in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, introduced the site to community members with demonstrations at the event.“This website is created by the community, not just for the community,” Walz said. “It contains virtual space that anyone can add to, edit and share local knowledge.”
CU Wiki was created by a Champaign-Urbana committee that started up in 2011. The committee was searching for a way to build “a website about the Champaign-Urbana area that anyone can edit,” which is now the website’s tagline.