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Presentation on using collaborative tools given at PATLIB 2009, 21st May 2009, in Sofia, Bulgaria

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  • Social Collaborative Tools 10 June 2009 (c) Karen Blakeman 2009

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  • 1. PATLIB2009: building on best practices 10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/podoboq/75568649/ taken by podoboq This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License http://www.slideshare.net/karenblakeman Social collaborative tools Thursday, 21 st May 2009 Karen Blakeman, UK [email_address]
  • 2. What do social collaborative tools mean to you? 10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 3. Or are they about..
    • Sharing knowledge with colleagues
    • Keeping up to date with new developments
    • A more efficient way of collaborating on articles, documents, policies, contracts, conference programmes, training materials
    • A quick and easy way of providing information to your users and clients through different platforms, applications and devices
    • Establishing new contacts
    • Reputation monitoring – what are people saying about your organisation, its services, its products?
    • Marketing and promoting your organisation’s and your own skills and expertise
    10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 4. Collaborative tools are nothing new
    • Social collaborative tools or Web 2.0 or cloud computing, or social media
    • Before the term Web 2.0 was invented we were already collaborating and sharing
      • web based forums, email discussion, discussion boards for sharing information and expertise
      • meetings and conferences
      • newsletters
      • the telephone!
    • The new tools have increased the options available to us and enable us to re-use and combine information in different ways
    10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 5. They are also about…
    • Sharing and move “stuff” around
      • put the latest news and headlines on your web site, blog, twitterstream
      • share your presentations, videos, photos and make them more “visible”
      • automatically re-use information and automatically transfer it from one application to another, one service to another, for example via RSS feeds
        • web site
        • Twitter
        • Facebook
        • Netvibes
        • iGoogle
        • Blog
    10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 6. http://www.ukeig.org.uk/ 10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk RSS feed from the Blog RSS feed of eLucidate table of contents Combine mashup feeds using Yahoo Pipes
  • 7. Make your presentations more visible http://www.rba.co.uk/ 10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 8. Videos
    • For example Vimeo, YouTube
    • News, ‘how to’ videos, corporate broadcasts, presentations, advertise your services
      • e.g. Birmingham BestforBusiness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXs1scj9Xx4
    • Embed videos in your blog, Facebook page, start page, web site etc.
    10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 9. Set up a start page pulling your services & content together http://www.netvibes.com/ukeig1 10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 10. CABI Alerts - Monitoring Worldwide SWINE FLU Information http://www.netvibes.com/cabialerts 10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 11. Personalise your browser start page with iGoogle 10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 12. Blogs
    • May not be called a blog
      • What’s New, Current Awareness, News & Announcements
    • Instead of or in addition to a printed, emailed or static web based newsletter
      • what’s new, alerts
    • CPD – recording professional development and reflective practice ( can keep them private)
    • Recording project development and discussions
    • Alternative publishing medium, small web sites
    • Blogs as sources of information
    • Blogs as part of competitor and reputation monitoring
      • what are people saying about you or your competitors
    10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 13. Tools for collaborating on documents
    • Single locally stored copy instead of multiple email copies
    • Version control
    • For example Google Docs (beware privacy issues), wikis
      • collaborators do not have to be running the same software or same version of the software
      • can see the “time line” or history of edits, who has edited what and when
      • useful in compliance situations
    • Wikis that work in the real world http://tinyurl.com/a32rnf
    • Using a Wiki for an Intranet - Janssen-Cilag
      • http://www.fastforwardblog.com/2007/09/18/enterprise-wiki-increases-collaboration-and-connections-at-janssen-cilag/
    • Wikis for compiling subject guides
      • http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/index.php/2008/01/09/we-have-wiki/
    10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 14. Twitter
    • http://www.twitter.com/
    • Instant messaging and SMS on the web but one to many
    • Microblogging – postings are called ‘tweets’ and 140 characters long
    • Develop and expand your personal and organisation’s networks
    • Monitor conferences, what people are saying about companies, products, services
    • http://search.twitter.com/
    10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 15. Yammer
    • http://www.yammer.com/
    • Corporate version of Twitter
    • Hosted on Yammer’s site
    • I’m Yammering away…
      • http://robwood.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/im-yammering-away/
    10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 16. Which collaborative tools will work for you? 10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk Feedback from participants at a Web 2.0 workshop. The same one day workshop was delivered to three separate groups of people (mostly public sector and academic librarians) over a two week period Day 1 Day 2 Day3 Yes Start pages, tag clouds e.g. Wordle for analysing documents, Twitter, Flickr, LibraryThing, YouTube, blogs, wikis, podcasts, presentation sharing Tag clouds e.g. Wordle for analysing documents, Twitter, Flickr, Google Reader (for RSS), Google maps, presentation sharing, podcasts RSS, wikis, shared calendars, social bookmarks, presentation sharing, sharing screencasts (Camtasia), start pages, Google maps, Twitter Maybe Podcasts, Twitter, YouTube, presentation sharing, social bookmarks, Facebook LibraryThing (for book clubs), Facebook (for short term campaign and discussions), wikis, YouTube Blogs, YouTube, Twitter, LibraryThing, No Social bookmarks, Twitter, YouTube Twitter, Second Life LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, tag clouds, Flickr “ You cannot be serious!” Twitter, Google Docs/Apps LinkedIn Second Life, Twitter, Facebook
  • 17. Which collaborative tools work for you? 10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk Day 1 Day 2 Day3 Yes Start pages, tag clouds e.g. Wordle for analysing documents, Twitter, Flickr, LibraryThing, YouTube, blogs, wikis, podcasts, presentation sharing Tag clouds e.g. Wordle for analysing documents, Twitter, Flickr, Google Reader (for RSS), Google maps, presentation sharing, podcasts RSS, wikis, shared calendars, social bookmarks, presentation sharing, sharing screencasts (Camtasia), start pages, Google maps, Twitter Maybe Podcasts, Twitter, YouTube, presentation sharing, social bookmarks, Facebook LibraryThing (for book clubs), Facebook (for short term campaign and discussions), wikis, YouTube Blogs, YouTube, Twitter, LibraryThing, No Social bookmarks, Twitter, YouTube Twitter, Second Life LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, tag clouds, Flickr “ You cannot be serious!” Twitter, Google Docs/Apps LinkedIn Second Life, Twitter, Facebook
  • 18. Can anything go wrong?
    • Of course it can!
    • Carry out a risk assessment – what would the consequences be if…
    • Brodkin, Jon. "Gartner: Seven cloud-computing security risks” http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/07/02/Gartner_Seven_cloudcomputing_security_risks_1.html
    • It can be risky but ….
    10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • 19. … they work and can be exciting! 10 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk