A Wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content (excluding blocked users), using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.
Reasons Why Your Council/Organisation Should Use Wikis
- To make data stored in directories/folders easier to find.
- To build operational manuals.
- To encourage collaboration.
- To identify anomolies, overlaps and gaps in an organisations processes and terminology.
- To improve customer service.
- To capture knowledge
- To organise knowledge
- To share knowledge
- To transfer knowledge
- To give context to data
- To improve personal and corporate memory
- To aggregate data
- To help develop ideas
- To help build a consensus on particular topics
Local Government Related Wikis
- Alliance for Innovation
- AM Council Wiki (MediaWiki)
- Innovative Council (Wikidot)
- Local Government & Municipal Knowledge Base (Wikidot)
- MAV Wiki (MediaWiki)
- Munigov Local Government Wiki (MediaWiki)
- Wiki.GIS.com (MediaWiki)
- Pavement Interactive Wiki (MediaWiki)
- Richie Wiki
- Local Wiki
- IWA Water Wiki (xWiki)
- Council Wiki Network
- Encyclopedic Knowledge Base
- Management Tool
- Online Collaborative Writing & Editing Tools
- Public Sector Knowledge Sharing Initiatives
- Reasons for Openly Sharing Knowledge & Ideas
- Using Wikis to Organise and Share AM Knowledge