Collaborative Tools for Libraries Meredith Farkas Norwich University San Jose State University
Blogs <ul><li>Why blog collaboratively? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to set up and use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages...
Group Blogs http://www.coloradolibraries.org/
Internal library staff blogs http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/newmanreference/
Organizational Blogs http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/
Drupal (drupal.org) <ul><li>Content management system on steroids </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for the creation of many differ...
Drupal for Community-Building http://www.skokienet.org/
Drupal for Education http://sociallibraries.com/libr246-12/
Drupal for Groups http://groups.drupal.org/drupal-education
Wikis <ul><li>Content management system </li></ul><ul><li>Allows people to collaboratively develop a website without any t...
Wikis for Local Knowledge Sharing http://rocwiki.org/
Wiki Subject Guides http://library2.norwich.edu/guide/
Wikis for collaborative resource development http://www.ahistoryteacher.com/~ahistory/apwhreview/index.php?title=APWH_Exam...
Wikis for Staff Knowledge Sharing http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/antioch_university_new_england_library_staff_training_and_s...
Wikis for Professional Knowledge Sharing http://www.libsuccess.org/
Collaborative Document Creation <ul><li>Allows a group to create word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations...
Collaborative Planning Tools <ul><li>Allows a group of people to plan anything together online. </li></ul><ul><li>Synchron...
Collaborative Planning Tools (cont’d) <ul><li>Screensharing tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yuuguu ( http://www.yuuguu.com/ ) ...
Collaborative Tagging <ul><li>Just like regular browser bookmarks, but web-based and using tags instead of folders </li></...
Tagging for an Organization http://delicious.com/stcclibrary
Tagging for a Class or Group Project http://delicious.com/tag/libr246-13
Questions? Meredith Farkas [email_address] meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/
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  1. 1. Collaborative Tools for Libraries Meredith Farkas Norwich University San Jose State University
  2. 2. Blogs <ul><li>Why blog collaboratively? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to set up and use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages informal communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment mechanism allows for discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All communication is in one place in reverse chronological order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Group Blogs http://www.coloradolibraries.org/
  4. 4. Internal library staff blogs http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/newmanreference/
  5. 5. Organizational Blogs http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/
  6. 6. Drupal (drupal.org) <ul><li>Content management system on steroids </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for the creation of many different types of content – pages, blog posts, wiki pages, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Custom content types can also be created for subject guide pages, landing pages, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Many, many users can be part of a drupal community, each with different user rights. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Drupal for Community-Building http://www.skokienet.org/
  8. 8. Drupal for Education http://sociallibraries.com/libr246-12/
  9. 9. Drupal for Groups http://groups.drupal.org/drupal-education
  10. 10. Wikis <ul><li>Content management system </li></ul><ul><li>Allows people to collaboratively develop a website without any tech-savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki=quick (in Hawaiian) </li></ul><ul><li>All community members can add to or edit the work of others </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wikis for Local Knowledge Sharing http://rocwiki.org/
  12. 12. Wiki Subject Guides http://library2.norwich.edu/guide/
  13. 13. Wikis for collaborative resource development http://www.ahistoryteacher.com/~ahistory/apwhreview/index.php?title=APWH_Exam_Topics
  14. 14. Wikis for Staff Knowledge Sharing http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/antioch_university_new_england_library_staff_training_and_support_wiki/
  15. 15. Wikis for Professional Knowledge Sharing http://www.libsuccess.org/
  16. 16. Collaborative Document Creation <ul><li>Allows a group to create word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations online. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs ( http://docs.google.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho ( http://zoho.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etherpad ( http://etherpad.com/ allows users to truly work synchronously on the same document) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Collaborative Planning Tools <ul><li>Allows a group of people to plan anything together online. </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronous and asynchronous tools </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative whiteboarding and mindmapping applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twiddla ( http://www.twiddla.com/ ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bubbl.us ( http://bubbl.us/ ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dabbleboard ( http://www.dabbleboard.com/ ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mindmeister ( http://www.mindmeister.com/ ) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Collaborative Planning Tools (cont’d) <ul><li>Screensharing tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yuuguu ( http://www.yuuguu.com/ ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dimdim ( http://www.dimdim.com/ ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project mangement software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basecamp ( http://basecamphq.com/ ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho Projects ( http://projects.zoho.com/ ) </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Collaborative Tagging <ul><li>Just like regular browser bookmarks, but web-based and using tags instead of folders </li></ul><ul><li>Tag - descriptive metadata </li></ul><ul><li>You can assign multiple tags to anything you bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>Your bookmarks can be public or private </li></ul><ul><li>Most popular social bookmarking tool: delicious ( http://delicious.com/ ) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Tagging for an Organization http://delicious.com/stcclibrary
  21. 21. Tagging for a Class or Group Project http://delicious.com/tag/libr246-13
  22. 22. Questions? Meredith Farkas [email_address] meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/
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