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[cdn-nucl-l] How about we build a Canadian nuclear wiki/portal?
We have a lot of web sites in Canada that deal with specific aspects
of nuclear from specific points of view. Here are some that come to
mind: CNS, CNS, AECL, utilities, OCI, CNSC, university departments,
UNENE, consultants, this email list, and so on. I think we are long
overdue for the creation of a single web entry point for the Canadian
Nuclear Enterprise. It is becoming more and more important that we
have this SPOC (single point of contact) as we face the issues of
human resource shortages caused by the upswing in nuclear at a time
of increased retirements, lack of foreign expertise to tap into and
the insufficient new blood in the pipeline. Now it so happens that I
had purchased some server space for UNENE and my McMaster web
sites. The IP provider recently provided with free support of wikis
and 2 free domain names. So I registered www.nuclearcanada.ca and
set up a wiki there. I set up a skeleton layout to get the ball
rolling. As you probably know, a wiki is a site that anyone can edit
(www.wikipedia.org is the best example). I am envisioning a portal
that is basically a list of links to all the various company,
society, university, government and individual sites that have
anything to do with the Canadian Nuclear Enterprise /
Community. Being a wiki, all are free to contribute as the mood and
ability strikes. Others can edit your submissions and fix errors as
they are found. We can follow the usual wiki editorial rules. I
agree to host the site for now but perhaps it should be hosted by a
committee or the CNS or UNENE or some other organization that is
likely to endure and is arms length. For best effect, it should be
neutral and as free from bias as possible.
What do you say? Let's experiment with it and see what shape it
takes. Wikis have some limitations - like it will not except file
uploads from users. But a portal doesn't really need that. I can
manually upload files if that proves necessary. I moved over my
Career page from my www.nuceng.ca site as one possible example of
what the portal can provide.
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