There has been an article in Nature about "wikis for professionals" ($30,-)
, it was followed by an article in arstechnica that gives a free impression.
Here science in the bio-medical field is discussed. Mutatis mutandis it
works for any domain; what is relevant for the correct functioning is the
appreciation that the terminology of the domain has to be known to the
underlying resource .. it being MediaWiki based .. it being OmegaWiki.
The articles explain stuff, the demo at wikiprofessional.info give a nice
demo with some impressive numbers. Yes, it could do atmospheric research..
it needs to learn the terminology.
NB the bio-medical terminology is not yet in OmegaWiki .. we do have it in a
On 2/20/07, Etienne <etiennesky(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
I'm looking into using wikimedia for the website of an
atmospheric science research group.
Basically we need a "public" page with static and
dynamic content, and a restricted access page with
wiki-style content and user editable topics. We would
also like to keep a central repository for the memer"s
scientific publications and host pdf versions of the
So I thought that MediaWiki would do a good job for
Can someone give me relevant advice, links and success
stories? If there is any kind of
integration/modifications to Wikimedia relevant to
research groups that would be great.
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