Wikipipeline: where the Pipeline Community shares knowledge
From Wikipipeline: where the Pipeline Community shares knowledge
We are proud to introduce WikiPipeline.
Created by the Pipeline Technology Center (CTDUT), WikiPipeline is a collaborative site. Its objective is to systematize information obtained from the experience of the pipeline community into a Web Glossary, multiplying and sharing knowledge, the initial step of a project which may grow, with the implementation of forums, discussion panels, events and the publication of articles and other matters.
The initial objective is to create a Web Glossary, based on the model of Wikipedia (the free multilingual online collaborative encyclopedia, in other words, internationally written by many ordinary people from different world locations, all of them voluntary - created in January 15th. 2001, Wikipedia is based on the wiki system, from Hawaiian word “wiki-wiki” which means "rapid", "fast", "speedy", with entries and other contents (graphs, photos, links for related articles and other publications) useful for the pipeline community.
WikiPipeline is a participatory site. The philosophy of the project comprises the Web 2.0 concept, a term created to designate a second generation of communities and services, under the concept of the "Web as a Platform", comprising wikis, social networks and the Technology of Information.
Thus, as a means of enriching the project, create value, quality of content and further legitimize its content, collaborators were identified within the most diverse segments, related to the pipeline sector, among professionals from companies associated to CTDUT, Clarion Technical, Tiratsoo Technical, Pipeline International, Petrobras, Transpetro, Brazilian Institute of Oil, Gas and Biofuels –IBP, Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis -ANP- (the National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels), Inmetro, etc, for the creation of the initial work group, which will be responsible for the evaluation, revision of the entries of the Web Glossary, as well as the identification of new entries for inclusion.
These initial collaborators received, by email, their User Register, login and password and a small platform Utilization Manual.
The initial version of the website has 400 entries and a reasonable number of links, taking into account the Web philosophy of connecting the matters to other documents and sites.
A Glossary has clear and objective information. Thus, it was decided that each entry would have maximum 500 characters. The idea is that, in the near future, WikiPipeline may count on an other languages.
Within the principles of Web 2.0, the content of WikiPipeline is open, using licenses such as the Creative Commons, which eases the copyrights allowing the user to utilize the content of the site, as long as the source is mentioned.
With this initiative, CTDUT expects to give an important contribution towards the systematization of the sector knowledge, generating content and promoting the exchange of experiences among sound professionals, on top of democratizing knowledge for students, researchers and other professionals.
Raimar van den Bylaardt
President of the Executive Council
Pipeline Technology Center – CTDUT