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PeopleWiki: wikis as community tools

Creator Remi Bachelet (ecole centrale de lille)
Track Wikimedia Community
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The project developed in this paper/poster aims to break new grounds in the use made of MediaWiki by introducing a new type of wiki, addressing smaller, specific communities (e.g. universities, companies), We call this new type of wiki PeopleWiki. A PeopleWiki project is currently in development at Ecole Centrale de Lille, with the objective of developing an academic PeopleWiki.

The main difference between a PeopleWiki and common wikis is that community members are themselves a subject of the information contained on the wiki: more than a user page, they are (through their vitae, hobbies etc..) the subjects of a wiki page. Thus PeopleWiki are both "normal wikis" when they deal with concepts, history etc... and "special" when they deal with community members. Thus, specific rules for regulating contributions and technical specifications are suggested.

Keys words: Wiki, knowledge management, community of practice, Academic Communities, Learning Communities, Professional Communities

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