ParTecs enables the collective management
of Participatory Knowledge Bases (PKBs), which come
in 2 different kinds: multimedia Newsletters or web-based
Both enable the collective creation and aggregation of useful bodies
of information, and are highly integrated with discussion Forums
and deliberative Group Areas.
Newsletters are inter-media participatory content
generation systems that enable single members, their delegates,
readers, appointed editorial groups or open collectives, to effectively
manage, remotely, the content of each box of each edition.
Each box of each column of any Newsletter edition may be configured
so that the content is determined through one or more the following
Libraries enable the collective categorization, tagging
and prioritisation of submitted information items, in text, audio
or video; as well as their conversion in widely accessible data
formats. Libraries offer many of the co-operative content management
functionalities that are offered by Groups and Newsletters.
One of the most important part of any ideation process are the ephemeral
thoughts produced by the participants in the process. Instead of
defining knowledge from an authoritative position, Participation
Archives recognise discussions, comments, submitted transcripts
and other participant produced data as valuable knowledge, which
needs to be archived and used effectively. With an easy archival
process and intuitive usage, the Participation Archives would prove
valuable to any organisation.