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Collaboration 2.0 Handout

  1. 1. Collaboration 2.0 September 24, 2009 Definitions: Collaboration- “the process of working jointly on an activity or project”  Synchronous- happens when everyone works together on an activity or project, at the same time. (example: Meebo chat).  Asynchronous- happens in stages, such as when people work at different times on the same activity or project. (example: Google Docs). Cloud computing- other organizations’ servers are being used to hold data  Cloud computing provider- any company that runs many servers that are available for either direct use, or use as a part of an application Groupware- software packages designed to help groups collaborate. External Groupware- groupware hosted by an outside company. Internal Groupware- groupware that is hosted within a company. Cloud Computing Advantages Disadvantages Frees up employee’s time Potential security risks Good for backing up personal data Data can be lost, hacked, or changed Good for storing group data Connection problems Question of data ownership Useful URLS: Calendars: http://30boxes.com http://www.google.com/calendar Social Networking Sites: http://www.facebook.com http://www.linkedin.com/ SCILS NING: http://scilslounge.ning.com/ Page 1 B. Bouwman, H. Cook, E. Solomon
  2. 2. Collaboration 2.0 September 24, 2009 Bookmarking: http://delicious.com/ Wikis: http://www.wikipedia.org/ RUASIS Wiki: http://ruasist.pbworks.com/ Documents: http://docs.google.com http://www.zoho.com/ Blogs: http://wordpress.org/ Internal Groupware: http://grou.ps/introduction.html External Groupware: http://www.drupal.org Additional Resources: Allen, D. (2002). Getting things done: The art of stress free productivity. New York: Penguin. For more information on LSW: Library Society of the World. (2009). Welcome to the Web Site for the Library Society of the World. Retrieved September 18, 2009, from http://thelsw.org/. Sources: Hastings, R. (2009, May). Collaboration 2.0. Library Technology Reports, 45(4), 5-35. Retrieved September 20, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database. Page 2 B. Bouwman, H. Cook, E. Solomon

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