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
  • I have one question, are you running some crons when editing the paths, if yes can you explain why?

    Because I see in the drupal report that a cron was running, and the location and referrer points to the wisski plugin:

    1 day ago
  • Hi,

    I got an xml file that holds path information from another wisski system.

    How can I import this file into my wisski system to be able to use those file?

    6 days 21 hours ago
  • We try to provide as much documentation as possible. For users we provide the following documentation:

    WissKI based on Drupal 8

    Installation guide: A basic Installation Guide for a webserver, how to install drupal and WissKI on top of this. All for Drupal 8.

    Basic Pathbuilder templates: We will try to provide basic pathbuilder templates for everybody as soon as possible. You will be able to contribute yours, too!

    1 month 1 week ago
  • Drupal views is a bit of a Drupal in a Drupal. It has its own (entity) query, its own fields, ... This blog (part 1+2) helped me a bit to understand what's going on in views and how to implement views for a non-SQL-based entity type. Also, the EntityFieldQuery Views Backend module provides valuable code. Unfortunately, the D8 branch is currently defunct/not properly migrated.

    1 month 1 week ago
  • Great news! WissKI now integrates with Drupal's Views ecosystem.

    You can compile lists of WissKI entities (records) using restrictions on paths, like in the search form. Plus you can show arbitrary paths in the result list and choose between styles like rows and tables. There is a plethora of options!

    1 month 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.