An Experimental Wiki for Museums Edit

Jonathan P. Bowen, Isabel Bernal, Silvia Filippini Fantoni and Eleanor Lisney

Keywords: wiki, Wikia, virtual community, collaboration, museum information, web technology

Demonstrated at the MW2007 Museums and the Web conference by Thomas Tunsch on Saturday 14 April 2007.

Abstract Edit

Wikipedia is suitable, indeed recommended, for encyclopaedic entries on all museums. However, further more extended use by museums for their own purposes is not encouraged or appropriate in general. If this is required, it is possible for a museum to set up its own wiki with suitable technical support. Alternatively, if support is not available, it is possible to use other external wiki facilities. A museums wiki has been set up expressly for this purpose and other experiments concerning museum-related information ( Museums and people interested in museums are encouraged to add to this wiki and promote community use of it. This paper presents this wiki facility and its contents, covering what has been achieved so far and also the potential for the future. We expect this wiki to be available for continuing use by museums for the foreseeable future.

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