Welcome to WissKI

We are glad that you found your way to the new WissKI website. In the following sections we introduce you to the Virtual Research Environment "WissKI" and give you any information you need to use WissKI for your own purposes. Furthermore this website is meant to bring together all WissKI users and developers to exchange experiences. WissKI is a German acronym for "Wissenschaftliche KommunikationsInfrastruktur", which can be translated as "Scientific Communication Infrastructure". It is a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for managing scholarly data that is completely open source and free to use. Based on Drupal WissKI is a flexible tool for data collections that enables researchers to work simultaneously from different places. WissKI provides benefits of the semantic web technology while supporting simple and common input interfaces. The semi-automatic text annotation is one of its core features. We developed a software system that enables scientific projects especially in memory institutions (museums, archives, libraries) to collect, store, manage and communicate knowledge. Therefore it addresses many facets of research in a network environment like persistence of information, long-time preservation and accessibility, digital documentation standards and e-publishing.

WissKI was initially a joint venture featuring three partners from different institutions and scientific domains: The Digital Humanities Research Group of the Department of Computer Science at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), the Department of Museum Informatics at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (GNM) in Nuremberg and the Biodiversity Informatics Group at the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) in Bonn. Software development was primarily funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) from 2009 to 2012 and from 2014 to 2017.

News
  • Der WissKI-Pathbuilder dient der Modellierung von Pfaden und Gruppen, die gemeinsam das Bedeutungsnetzwerk bilden, auf dem das jeweilige System aufbaut.

    Ein System kann mehrere Pathbuilder haben.

    1 week ago
  • Via "Create" you get to the available concepts, which can be recorded in the system. If one of these concepts is clicked, e.g. the document, the input mask opens for this.

    The input screen for the document is only intended as an example, the meaning of the individual fields is therefore not explained further.

    1 week ago
  • Similar to the setup of the welcome page, which is an already set up "basic page", titles and text (body) can be entered here as well as images under "IMAGE" and other attachments via "FILES". Click on the "Save and publish" button to save the content, which can then be viewed again under "Content". 

    1 week ago
  • Die Daten aus der Gemeinsamen Normdatei (GND) der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek bieten sich für die Anreicherung von Personen- oder Institutionen- bzw. Organisationen-Daten an. Der Katalog der DNB ist zu erreichen unter: https://portal.dnb.de/ Anschließend links im Menü auf “erweiterte Suche” klicken und dann im unteren Register auf den Reiter “Standorte/Kataloge” und je nach Suchanfrage das Häkchen bei Personen oder Organisationen setzen:

    1 week ago
  • WissKI ermöglicht es, bereits in das System eingegebene Begriffe beim Befüllen einer Erfassungsmaske vorzuschlagen. Beispielsweise werden, sobald man im Feld „Sammler“ einen Namen eingeben möchte, in alphabetischer Reihenfolge alle bereits eingegebenen Personennamen aufgerufen. Durch die Modellierung (Kapitel 3) bedingte Bedeutung und Konfiguration des Feldes wird festgelegt, was in ein Feld eingetragen werden soll.

    1 week ago
Contribute

Do you want to contribute, promote your project and share your knowledge? Please register yourself, get in touch in our forum and commit your project here.

If you are looking for our old websites, here you can find the old WissKI² website and the old WissKI website.