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  • 1. Collaborative Tools for Libraries Meredith Farkas Norwich University San Jose State University
  • 2. Blogs
    • Why blog collaboratively?
      • Easy to set up and use
      • Encourages informal communication
      • Comment mechanism allows for discussion
      • All communication is in one place in reverse chronological order
      • RSS feeds
  • 3. Group Blogs http://www.coloradolibraries.org/
  • 4. Internal library staff blogs http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/newmanreference/
  • 5. Organizational Blogs http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/
  • 6. Drupal (drupal.org)
    • Content management system on steroids
    • Allows for the creation of many different types of content – pages, blog posts, wiki pages, etc.
    • Custom content types can also be created for subject guide pages, landing pages, etc.
    • Many, many users can be part of a drupal community, each with different user rights.
  • 7. Drupal for Community-Building http://www.skokienet.org/
  • 8. Drupal for Education http://sociallibraries.com/libr246-12/
  • 9. Drupal for Groups http://groups.drupal.org/drupal-education
  • 10. Wikis
    • Content management system
    • Allows people to collaboratively develop a website without any tech-savvy
    • Wiki=quick (in Hawaiian)
    • All community members can add to or edit the work of others
  • 11. Wikis for Local Knowledge Sharing http://rocwiki.org/
  • 12. Wiki Subject Guides http://library2.norwich.edu/guide/
  • 13. Wikis for collaborative resource development http://www.ahistoryteacher.com/~ahistory/apwhreview/index.php?title=APWH_Exam_Topics
  • 14. Wikis for Staff Knowledge Sharing http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/antioch_university_new_england_library_staff_training_and_support_wiki/
  • 15. Wikis for Professional Knowledge Sharing http://www.libsuccess.org/
  • 16. Collaborative Document Creation
    • Allows a group to create word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations online.
      • Google Docs ( http://docs.google.com )
      • Zoho ( http://zoho.com )
      • Etherpad ( http://etherpad.com/ allows users to truly work synchronously on the same document)
  • 17. Collaborative Planning Tools
    • Allows a group of people to plan anything together online.
    • Synchronous and asynchronous tools
    • Collaborative whiteboarding and mindmapping applications
      • Twiddla ( http://www.twiddla.com/ )
      • Bubbl.us ( http://bubbl.us/ )
      • Dabbleboard ( http://www.dabbleboard.com/ )
      • Mindmeister ( http://www.mindmeister.com/ )
  • 18. Collaborative Planning Tools (cont’d)
    • Screensharing tools
      • Yuuguu ( http://www.yuuguu.com/ )
      • Dimdim ( http://www.dimdim.com/ )
    • Project mangement software
      • Basecamp ( http://basecamphq.com/ )
      • Zoho Projects ( http://projects.zoho.com/ )
  • 19. Collaborative Tagging
    • Just like regular browser bookmarks, but web-based and using tags instead of folders
    • Tag - descriptive metadata
    • You can assign multiple tags to anything you bookmark
    • Your bookmarks can be public or private
    • Most popular social bookmarking tool: delicious ( http://delicious.com/ )
  • 20. Tagging for an Organization http://delicious.com/stcclibrary
  • 21. Tagging for a Class or Group Project http://delicious.com/tag/libr246-13
  • 22. Questions? Meredith Farkas [email_address] meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/