Submissions/WikiVet - a global community of practice

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 3057
Title of the submission
WikiVet - a global community of practice
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
presentation
Author of the submission
Nick Short (nshort)
E-mail address
nshort@rvc.ac.uk
Username
nshort
Country of origin
UK
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
The Royal Veterinary College, University of L:ondon
Personal homepage or blog
http://www.rvc.ac.uk/staff/nshort.cfm
Abstract '
The WikiVet project started out in 2007 as a collaborative project to develop a complete veterinary curriculum online. Working within a community of practice involving university veterinary schools and private practitioners, the wiki has continued to grow and now has 30,000 registered members from around the world. The site has been developed with mediawiki which has facilitated shared authoring and collaboration. Key to the success of the project has been the involvement of student authors who have contributed much of the content. The site has received support from government and the commercial sector as well as Wikimedia UK. However, there have been many challenges to overcome in maintaining the site which will be discussed in the presentation.
Track
  • Education Outreach
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
None
Special requests
None


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