What is a wiki, and why are we using one at IAI?
Briefly, a wiki is a website that allows anyone to view and edit any of the content (subject to some restrictions in the case of the IAIWiki). When used effectively, a wiki can be an amazing online documentation and collaboration tool.
If you aren't that familiar with what a wiki is, you might want to read Wikipedia:Wiki (which is hosted on perhaps the most well known wiki, Wikipedia).
And here is an article that discusses the use of wikis in the corporate world.
So how do I use this site?
One of the really cool things about a wiki is that if you think you can do a better job writing this page (or any page), you can go ahead and do it! Just familiarize yourself with the MediaWiki markup language (or learn it as you go), and click the "Edit" link at the top of any page. You will then be able to edit the content of the page, preview your changes, and save them so that they take effect immediately. (Don't worry, a history of changes is always maintained, so mistakes can always be undone)
This site is built using the MediaWiki wiki engine. Check out that page for more information, including tips on navigating and editing the pages.
Where do I go from here?
Some of the most commonly used pages (Resource Center, Who, 411, etc) are always available in the 'navigation' area on the left side of the screen.
You can look for something specific by using the search box on the left side of the screen.
Or, you can browse through: