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Wiki training course

  1. 1. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Wiki training course Dr. Konrad U. F¨rstner o February 19th, 2010 @ EBI, Hinxton, UK
  2. 2. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Table of content 1 Preface 2 Intro and background 3 The basics step by step 4 Non-technical issues 5 Helpful wiki sites for biologists
  3. 3. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Table of content 1 Preface 2 Intro and background 3 The basics step by step 4 Non-technical issues 5 Helpful wiki sites for biologists
  4. 4. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Preface You get no handouts as ... we want to save trees ... wikis bring their own documentation ... you will get these slides as a pdf file ... we have created a wiki page for you with links
  5. 5. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Table of content 1 Preface 2 Intro and background 3 The basics step by step 4 Non-technical issues 5 Helpful wiki sites for biologists
  6. 6. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources What is a wiki? A web site which is based on wiki software That offers the user a fast (Hawaiian: wiki) and easy way to create and edit interlinked pages within the web browser By this it enables collaborative knowledge management
  7. 7. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Wiki engines There are different wiki engines with different features and requirements Their syntax might differ but they are based on common principles WikiMatrix.org helps to compare wiki engines Some engines offer extensions for special functionalities There are providers of wiki spaces - e.g. wikia.com
  8. 8. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources History in a nutshell Concept goes back to 70’s ZOG / HyperCard (80’s) Tim Bernes Lee’s idea of the WWW - editable pages 1995 - WikiWikiWeb of Ward Cunningham Wikis became popular in the FLOSS scene 2001 Launch of Wikipedia - increased interest in wikis
  9. 9. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Wikipedia - the best known example An encyclopedia based on a wiki Created and maintained by an open community More than 350 languages/dialects Free content and open source wiki software Relatively good proven average quality
  10. 10. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Wikipedia - Size of the English version
  11. 11. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Further examples - WikiTravel
  12. 12. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Further examples - WikiLeaks
  13. 13. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Further examples - Software/Hardware Manual
  14. 14. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Further examples - BarCamps
  15. 15. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Further examples - EMBL Alumni Wiki
  16. 16. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources General observation Wikis technically reflect the speed of growth of our knowledge If there is a community it’s likely that there is one or more wikis for it
  17. 17. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Examples of how you can use a wiki Sharing knowledge in a structured form between your group / lab collaboration network community Labjournal Write papers Open Science
  18. 18. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Table of content 1 Preface 2 Intro and background 3 The basics step by step 4 Non-technical issues 5 Helpful wiki sites for biologists
  19. 19. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Before you start Every wiki has editing help Make yourself familiar with the rules of the wiki site
  20. 20. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  21. 21. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  22. 22. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  23. 23. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  24. 24. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  25. 25. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Basic formating
  26. 26. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Basic formating
  27. 27. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Basic formating
  28. 28. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Basic formating
  29. 29. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  30. 30. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Creating captions and TOCs
  31. 31. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  32. 32. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Links to external pages
  33. 33. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  34. 34. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Links to internal pages and creating pages
  35. 35. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Links to internal pages and creating pages
  36. 36. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Links to internal pages and creating pages
  37. 37. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Links to internal pages and creating pages
  38. 38. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  39. 39. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Uploading files
  40. 40. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Uploading files
  41. 41. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  42. 42. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Inserting images
  43. 43. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Inserting images
  44. 44. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  45. 45. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Page history
  46. 46. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  47. 47. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Comparing versions
  48. 48. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources The basics step by step Orientation Creating an account Exploring the user page Basic formating Creating captions and TOCs Links to external pages Links to internal pages and creating pages Uploading files Inserting images Page history Comparing versions Undo
  49. 49. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Undo
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  51. 51. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Table of content 1 Preface 2 Intro and background 3 The basics step by step 4 Non-technical issues 5 Helpful wiki sites for biologists
  52. 52. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Non-technical issues - Community Management Keep in mind - Wikis are filled by people critical mass, rules, permissions, work flow, complaints, consensus, vandalism, conflicts, attribution, discussion ...
  53. 53. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Non-technical issues - Licenses Open content = contribution to humankinds knowledge, transfer of prosperity Use e.g. Creative Commons licences / Public domain
  54. 54. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Not covered today – For Future advanced training session Setting up a wiki Categories, templates and customizations etc. Access Control Lists Licenses and their consequences in detail ... and much more
  55. 55. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Table of content 1 Preface 2 Intro and background 3 The basics step by step 4 Non-technical issues 5 Helpful wiki sites for biologists
  56. 56. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Yes, again ... Wikipedia As a source - if you refer to Wikipedia article use the history to get the version link (...&oldid=xxx) and quote that one Good way of communicating your research to the public Increased importance in science - e.g. the journal RNA Biology
  57. 57. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources RNA Biology and Wikipedia
  58. 58. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources OpenWetWare
  59. 59. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources WikiGenes
  60. 60. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Wikibooks
  61. 61. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Wikiversity
  62. 62. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Wikis at EMBL Gibson Team Bork group Russell group Schneider group Briggs group Furlong Group Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Wiki EICAT
  63. 63. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources
  64. 64. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Selected links http://www.mediawiki.org http://www.wikimatrix.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wiki_software http://creativecommons.org http://openwetware.org http://www.wikigenes.org About WikiGenes: http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v40/n9/full/ng.f.217.html Speculations on the future of science: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/kelly06/kelly06_index.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Vandalism_studies Re. quality of Wikipedia: http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2005/12/69844 RNA Biology http://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/rnabiology/guidelines/ http://wikitravel.org http://wikileaks.org http://wiki.openmoko.org http://barcamp.org http://alumniwiki.embl.org http://wikibooks.org http://wikiversity.org
  65. 65. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources Image sources/attribution http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179910918 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kepler-world.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HNL_Wiki_Wiki_Bus.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ohain_USAF_He_S-8A_page68.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b1/Doi_trilo.gif http://www.flickr.com/photos/knilram/64366434/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Size_in_volumes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TopTenWikipediasGraph.png http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Koogan_binoculars_01.JPG http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: Kevincole_-_Western_honey_bees_(Apis_mellifera)_(by).jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chiodini_wiki.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179123671/ http://wiki.creativecommons.org/images/6/62/Creativecommons-informational-flyer_eng.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Orion_aveugle_cherchant_le_soleil.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apollo_15_launch_medium_distance.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Traces.JPG http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EMBL_Heidelberg.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GSUSA_All_Abouts_Thank_you.JPG http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Z_The_End_Notorious.png
  66. 66. Preface Intro Basics Non-technical issues Recommendations Links Sources About this document A Created in L TEX using the beamer class, TeX Live and Emacs. All these programs run on OpenBSD. http://www.latex-project.org http://latex-beamer.sourceforge.net http://www.tug.org/texlive/ http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs http://www.gimp.org/ http://www.openbsd.org Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (*) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ by Konrad F¨rstner o http://konrad.foerstner.org (*) Excepting the EMBL Logo Document version 1.3 2010/02/19

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