Wondering about the differences between using a wiki and a DMS (Document Management System) in holding an event.
Gathering people from all around the world to convene in one geographic location for a learning workshop.
Create a wiki for the event, or if your business unit already has a wiki create wiki pages for the event
…wiki pages are collaborative web pages (also contain version history and mark up changes).
Just wondering if the DMS needs to be used at all.
- wiki website is the homepage
…a folder in the DMS would be the homepage (open the folder to browse the files within)
- wiki page as a site map
…as above, browse files inside the folder, or create a office document as a sitemap
- wiki page for contacts/profiles (attendees can edit their details themselves)
…this could be done in a DMS in a contacts list special document object or in a office document
- wiki page for programs and times
…a office document in the DMS (you can use hyperlinks in a Table of Contents to read more about the program…or even use MSproject)
- a wiki page for each presentation (probably not viable, as presentations will be in various formats)
…a folder within the DMS event folder that stores the presentations, this is where wikis can come together with DMS, the wiki can link to the presentations in the DMS.
This is where it’s at for me, the wiki as the user interface and the DMS as the file storage, that users don’t really have to be aware of, unless they need to edit a document.
During the event you can collaborate on a wiki page, or alternatively an office document.
A DMS has email alerts for changes to contents or metadata of a folder or a document, a wiki also has this as well as RSS.
A wiki can have an inbuilt blog, and even re-syndicate feeds.
A DMS can also have a blog/s as an object within the event folder, a DMS can also have news channels, and forum channels…actually a DMS can even have a wiki object, ie. a wiki in your DMS
Some wikis even have wiki pages formatted as spreadsheets, word processing, etc…
Can a wiki have an inbuilt calendar, forum, IM…?