from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A collaborative website which can be directly edited merely using a web browser, often by anyone with access to it.
- v. To research on Wikipedia or some similar wiki.
- v. To conduct research on a wiki.
- v. To contribute to a wiki.
- v. To participate in the wiki-based production of.
What happened to the nice PHPBB wiki (@wiki.phpbb.com) that looked like the ACP?
According to Meredith Farkas, the word "wiki" comes from the Hawaiian word meaning "quick."
The concept of "wiki" comes from the Hawaiian word for "quick" and is a fast way to cross-link information by using WikiWords, a mixed case word entered into an editor.
Hence the term wiki--coined a decade ago by programmer Howard Cunningham--which means "hurry quick" in Hawaiian.
If you're not familiar with the term wiki, here's a definition from Wikipedia, which is itself probably the highest profile wiki on the internet.
The term wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian, and wikis are all about quickly linking your information together.
The term wiki also can refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a site, or to certain specific wiki sites, including the computer science site (the original wiki) WikiWikiWeb and online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia.
Almost all wikis require a server, because a wiki is a webpage at its heart, but some are made to run locally on your machine, meaning all you need is a computer.
Not that the wiki is the cure all for all, as it is written by the combined minds of all, but it does give one a start.
This wiki is a resource both for current union members and for library professionals seeking information about joining or starting a union