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Collaborative Tools for Libraries

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    • Collaborative Tools for Libraries Meredith Farkas Norwich University San Jose State University
    • 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
    • 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)
      • 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.
    • 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
      • 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
    • 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_Topics
    • Wikis for Staff Knowledge Sharing http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/antioch_university_new_england_library_staff_training_and_support_wiki/
    • Wikis for Professional Knowledge Sharing http://www.libsuccess.org/
    • 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)
    • 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/ )
    • 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/ )
    • 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/ )
    • 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/