Just getting started with our search, so I figured it would make sense to
toss this query to y'all:
I have a faculty who has been tasked with setting up a knowledge base of
facts geared towards students who will be sitting a standardized subject
exam. The nature of this exam is such that folks typically spend a
loooonng time prepping for it and have to review a dizzying array of
material. Because of this, this resource will be big and possibly kind of
unwieldy. I need something that will allow for: a few thousand short
"articles" about different topics, multiple contributors/editors for those
articles, decent support for full-text searching as well as reasonable
support for creation/maintenance/search of whatever metadata scheme that
makes sense once this thing starts to come together.
Any ideas on where to start looking? Use a commercial help-desk-oriented
package? Self-host a wiki instance? Try to hack something together
in-house using a CMS? Any thoughts would be most welcome....
Ed Sperr, M.L.I.S.
Copyright and Electronic Resources Officer
St. George's University
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