Thursday, November 16, 2006

Wiki Comparison Tool

The WikiMatrix website allows for the side-by-side comparison of the features of different wiki software packages.

The comparison includes information on system requirements, programming language, data storage, security, support, usability, syntax, statistics, and other features.

Related Library Boy posts on wikis include:
  • Wikis in the Workplace (July 10, 2006): "Recently, there have been a few interesting explanations of how to adopt wiki technology for team projects: 'Wikis in the Workplace: How Wikis Can Help Manage Knowledge in Library Reference Services' - this is from the latest issue of the electronic journal LIBRES, published by Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia... 'What Is a Wiki (and How to Use One for Your Projects)' - this was published last week by the O'Reilly Network."
  • More on Wikis as Library Tools (July 26, 2006): "More and more libraries are exploring the use of collaborative content creation tools like 'wikis' to create subject guides or to maintain databases of reference questions. I know that we at the Supreme Court of Canada library want to see how, if at all, wikis can be integrated into our work."
  • The Potential of Law Wikis (August 16, 2006): "Legal research wikis ... would be of great uses to our patrons. They could be used in academic libraries to teach research concepts. They could be used in law firm libraries to showcase underused resources. Some day, we should all share our collective knowledge of legal research and law librarianship in a Wikipedia-like resource, each of us contributing with our particular area of expertise"
  • Recent Material On Web 2.0 (October 15, 2006): "A number of interesting texts about Web 2.0 technologies have come to my attention in the past few days: (...) 'Why Wiki?', an online presentation by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee: 'A Wiki is a website which visitors can modify. Wikipedia, an open encyclopedia, has become a very popular research site in recent years. This online video course will introduce you to the benefits and disadvantages of the new and controversial publication format'. "

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