***ARCHIVE SITE *** Knowledge Management for Development Journal, Vol 3, No 1 (2007)

A stealth transformation: introducing wikis to the UN

Anna Maron, Mikel Maron

Abstract


The UNDP didn’t want a wiki. UN INSTRAW did want one, but didn’t know what they were getting into. The goal of these volunteer projects, implemented over two summers, was to undertake research and build ‘databases’ of unspecified technological shape and form. The choice of wiki to manage the results was fairly arbitrary. However, this choice naturally led to the efforts growing far beyond the original intent, and a stealth transformation was underway.

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