Wikis at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
A wiki (Hawaiian for "quick") is a hypertext system for websites that is not intended only to be read by the users, but also be modified with a simple online editor in a browser. The goal is to work on collaborative content (as a form of knowledge management) in order to gather the experience and knowledge of the writers in one place. It may contain not only the articles in text format but images, documents and other data. The articles are fully indexed for quick searches, among other content that is not possible. Custom categories (better named as keywords) in the text may be used to structure the wiki in a very flexible manner.
HZB currently operate two wiki servers with several specific wikis. In the future, all wikis will be farmed in wiki.helmholtz-berlin.de. On this server, the Mediawiki software is used, which is also used in the Wikipedia project.
Access is specifically stated for each wiki, details to be found on the respective main page. There are wikis with their own identity management, others which the HZB identifiers and those with a combination of two sources of identity. The visibility of each page can additionally controlled by the local responsible administrators by means of a a special user group membership. With this feature, special group wikis (members freely definable) are set up with HZB identifiers.
The wikis are offered in a variable look, adjustable by the user himself (called skins), so they do not have the standard web design HZB.
If you want to try a wiki and familiarize yourself with it a litte bit, you may use our test wiki as a playground.
If you want to set up your own wiki, please contact Andreas Tomiak (Tel.: 42593, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).