A Wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content (excluding blocked users), using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.

Reasons Why Your Council/Organisation Should Use Wikis

  • To make data stored in directories/folders easier to find.
  • To build operational manuals.
  • To encourage collaboration.
  • To identify anomolies, overlaps and gaps in an organisations processes and terminology.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To capture knowledge
  • To organise knowledge
  • To share knowledge
  • To transfer knowledge
  • To give context to data
  • To improve personal and corporate memory
  • To aggregate data
  • To help develop ideas
  • To help build a consensus on particular topics

Local Government Related Wikis

Related Pages


The following people have indicated (via the Local Government Collaboration Topics Survey) that they have an interest and/or expertise in the topic of 'wikis' and are willing to collaborate with their peers at other councils to identify challenges and resources relating to the topic and to look for ways to work together to overcome any challenges that are identified.


The following site members have contributed to this page:

External Links & References

  1. Wikidot
  2. Wikipedia
  4. Wikipatterns
  5. Wikis in Plain English (Youtube Video)
  6. Wiki Inventor Sticks a Fork in His Baby - Wired (April 2012)
  7. Google Search
  8. Siftery - A List of Top Wiki Software
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