Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread MJ Ray
Dhanushka Samarakoon dhan...@gmail.com Confluence is free for non-profits, but for academics they charge a reduced fee. http://www.atlassian.com/licensing/confluence If you just want a basic wiki mediawiki would work, but for more elaborated access control (and other features) Confluence

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Christian Pietsch
Hi Nathan, given the huge user base of MediaWiki, you would need very good reasons (read: special requirements) to choose anything else. Also, the large developer community makes Mediawiki a more future-proof choice than anything commercial backed by a single company. On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 3:34 PM, Nathan Tallman ntall...@gmail.com wrote: There are a plethora of options for wiki software. Does anyone have any recommendations for a platform that's easy-to-use and has a low-learning curve for users? We looked at a bunch(!) of them a couple years back, and

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Nathan Tallman
That's what I'm worried about with MediaWiki. The syntax used when creating and editing pages isn't intuitive and I'm afraid people won't want to use it. I was hoping someone would recommend a wiki with more of a WYSIWYG type of editing interface. Was also hoping to stick with FLOSS, but perhaps I

[CODE4LIB] Job: Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Vermont

2012-07-25 Thread jobs
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Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Katie Filbert
On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Nathan Tallman ntall...@gmail.com wrote: That's what I'm worried about with MediaWiki. The syntax used when creating and editing pages isn't intuitive and I'm afraid people won't want to use it. I was hoping someone would recommend a wiki with more of a WYSIWYG

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Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Nathan Tallman
Excellent, thank you Katie! Nathan On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Katie Filbert filbe...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Nathan Tallman ntall...@gmail.com wrote: That's what I'm worried about with MediaWiki. The syntax used when creating and editing pages isn't

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Laura Robbins
We use PMWiki (http://pmwiki.org/) as our wiki. It's php based, stable, open source, has a large community of developers, and it's easy to configure and work with. It also has a fairly easy to learn editor. Not quite WYSIWG, but doable. You can also set up a variety of skins for different

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Sean Hannan
As an administrator of a Confluence installation, I have to say that I hate it. Confluence is fine if you are not going to be touching it or doing any kind of local customizations (hooking it into local auth, etc.). If that's the case, you should really be looking at the hosted version. I've

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Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 8:32 AM, Sean Hannan shan...@jhu.edu wrote: Confluence is fine if you are not going to be touching it or doing any kind of local customizations (hooking it into local auth, etc.). This was the other thing we liked about Apple's Wiki Server -- if you have local auth

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Friscia, Michael
An alternative, which could force a different argument, is that we are moving away from Confluence to Campus Guides from Springshare. Though I do think Confluence is a good product, I might add that I like being able to link it to Jira and SVN. Since these don't apply, if your place uses

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Pottinger, Hardy J.
I'll just say my experience with the Confluence WYSIWYG editor hasn't been great. Now, partly, that might have been the fact that the one page I tried using it on had been migrated from another wiki, so, to be fair, the WYSIWYG editor was being presented with a challenge. But, from a user's POV, I

Re: [CODE4LIB] Second Toronto/GTA Meetup!

2012-07-25 Thread Cynthia Ng
Hi All, Code4LibTO second meetup has been set! When: August 14th at 5pm Where: Ryerson University Library / Elephant Castle All the details are on the wiki: http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/North#Second_Meetup If you'd like to come, please send me an email, tweet, or sign up on the doodle.

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Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Cary Gordon
WYSIWYG editors are the bane of my existence. Cary On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 7:31 AM, Pottinger, Hardy J. pottinge...@umsystem.edu wrote: I'll just say my experience with the Confluence WYSIWYG editor hasn't been great. Now, partly, that might have been the fact that the one page I tried using

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Joel Marchesoni
+1 to this! -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Cary Gordon Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 13:14 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis WYSIWYG editors are the bane of my existence. Cary On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Matthew Zimmerman
I worked at one institution where we used Confluence. I liked it as a user, but from an admin side it seemed to take a lot of work. You could really do fine-grained user management and permissions, but it seemed overkill. What we did like, however, was the Jira issue tracking system. At my

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Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Cary Gordon listu...@chillco.com wrote: WYSIWYG editors are the bane of my existence. Well... it depends on what you want. If you want clean, valid HTML, then yes -- WYSIWYG editors are unholy abominations unleashed upon the earth. If you want documents to look