Web Collaboration

  • Anja Ebersbach
  • Markus Glaser
  • Richard Heigl
  • Alexander Warta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Preface

    1. Pages 1-8
  3. Wiki!?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Pages 11-34
  4. Our First Wiki: MediaWiki

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Pages 37-48
    3. Pages 49-56
    4. Pages 69-80
    5. Pages 81-105
    6. Pages 123-140
    7. Pages 141-149
    8. Pages 151-161
  5. TWiki, the Jack of all Trades

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Pages 165-178
    3. Pages 179-192
    4. Pages 193-207
    5. Pages 209-220
    6. Pages 231-238
    7. Pages 239-250
    8. Pages 251-264
  6. TWiki as a Project Kit

  7. Go with the Flow: Confluence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Pages 337-349
    3. Pages 351-361
    4. Pages 363-374
    5. Pages 375-395
    6. Pages 397-413
  8. Tools with a Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Pages 417-423
    3. Pages 425-435
    4. Pages 447-461
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 463-483

About this book


About the authors

Anja Ebersbach is an information scientist. She is a university and technical college instructor, and is also active as a freelance IT trainer. She is working on her dissertation on the topic of "Wikis as Tools of Scientific Work."

Markus Glaser, also an information scientist, primarily works as a web and application programmer, where he specializes in MediaWiki and TWiki systems.

Dr. Richard Heigl, a historian, works as a freelance instructor, IT trainer and moderator of large group seminars. He is primarily occupied with the planning and moderation of wiki projects.

Alexander Warta, information scientist, is a doctoral candidate employed at Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart. He is a specialist for the wiki software Confluence.

Wiki – Web Collaboration

Wikis are Web-based applications that allow all users not only to view pages but also to change them. The success of the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia has drawn increasing attention from private users, small organizations and enterprises to the various possible uses of wikis.

Their simple structure and straightforward operation make them a serious alternative to expensive content management systems and also provide a basis for many applications in the area of collaborative work. We show the practical use of wikis in carrying out projects for users as well as for maintainers. This includes a step-by-step introduction to wiki philosophy, social effects and functions, a survey of their controls and components, and the installation and configuration of the wiki clones MediaWiki, TWiki and Confluence. In order to exemplify the possibilities of the software, we use it as a project tool for planning a conference.


Features and Benefits

Introduces three of the most popular wiki engines

Explores the wealth of possibilities with task oriented examples

Provides an overview of social and philosophical issues

Includes a CD containing all relevant open source software


Internet Tutorial Web Wiki Wikipedia composing configuration content management content management system information system installatioin organization project work webbased collaboration

Authors and affiliations

  • Anja Ebersbach
    • 1
  • Markus Glaser
    • 1
  • Richard Heigl
    • 2
  • Alexander Warta
    • 3
  1. 1.RegensburgGermany
  2. 2.RegensburgGermany
  3. 3.StuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-35150-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68173-1
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