Community wikis?

Dear readers, there will be some slightly more substantial posts here again one day in the not too distant future. In the meantime, I’m thinking about wikis again (and using this as an excuse to blog at work, heh).

We hope to set up some kind of community site, most probably a wiki, to accompany the relaunched Old Bailey Proceedings. It’s intended to be a space for researchers to share notes, linkages, etc. User-generated content, social networking, all very Web2.0, I know.

So do you know of sites that I could be looking at for ideas? One model we already have is The National Archives’ Your Archives, which seems to be coming along quite nicely. There is also Footnote, “a place where original historical documents are combined with social networking in order to create a truly unique experience involving the stories of our past”, but this requires a subscription to access most of the material. Bah to that.

Suggestions gratefully received!

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