Presentation on theme: "Using Wikis to Organise and Share AM Knowledge 2013 International Local Government Infrastructure and Asset Management Conference Wednesday 29 May – Thursday."— Presentation transcript:
Using Wikis to Organise and Share AM Knowledge 2013 International Local Government Infrastructure and Asset Management Conference Wednesday 29 May – Thursday May 30, 2013 Wayne Eddy, Strategic Asset Planning Coordinator - Whittlesea City Council
My Hypothesis A wiki and more particularly a wiki-based encyclopaedic knowledge base is the best value for money tool that a Council could possibly implement or support.wiki-based encyclopaedic knowledge base
What is a wiki? A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone (or specifically designated users) to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language.wiki
What is a Wiki-based Encyclopaedic Knowledge Base? A wiki-based encyclopaedic knowledge base is a wiki that is organised so that each page is about a single subject that matches the name and title of the page.
Whats so good about wikis?
Use Cases Wikis enable you to: Store, save, dump information Organise information Augment your memory Develop ideas Collaborate with others Transfer knowledge
Potential Users Individuals Organisations Communities of Interest
Personal Knowledge Bases
Council Knowledge Bases
Public Knowledge Bases
Search for LGAM
LGAM Membership Graph
Frequently Asked Questions
What wiki software should I use? There are several dozen wiki software options out there, which option should you be using? Wikimatrix.orgWikimatrix.org has an extensive list of wikis and their pros and cons.
How much does wiki software cost? Wikidot – 5 sites up to 300MB in size hosted for free. MediaWiki – Free to host on own servers. Drupal – Free to host on own servers.
How hard are wikis to use? 1.It is possible to learn the basics in a couple of hours. 2.Even my six year old son has a wiki.
Editing a page
What if someone accidently deletes content or deliberately adds incorrect or inappropriate content?
What happens if Im hit by a bus?
Wont I just make myself redundant if I document all my knowledge on a wiki?
How can I justify spending time sharing my knowledge with other Councils?
I already have an Asset Management System and a GIS. Why do I need a wiki too?