User:Daniel Mietchen/Talks/Science Online London 2011/Summary
- Wikis can be used, in principle, for any aspect of scholarly communication, as detailed in this comparison of wiki- and paper-based communication systems.
- Examples exist for all steps of the research cycle, except successful applications to major funders.
- Wikis can couple (post-publication) peer review with curation
- Wiki functionality can also be achieved in environments traditionally not considered to be wikis. The important point is that sets of interlinked documents are collaboratively editable.