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Considerations for creating an online resource collaboratively.

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  • 1. Using Online Collaborative ToolsEffectively
    Neal R. Axton
    Reference Librarian
    Warren E. Burger Library
  • 2. Classic Project Management Stages
    Project Initiation
    Planning
    Execution
    Project Completion
    Transition to Operation
  • 3. Postmodern Project Management
    Enthusiasm
    Disappointment
    Fear
    Panic
    Search for the Guilty
    Punishment of the Innocent
    Awards for those not involved in the project
  • 4. Online Project Stages
    Find Resources
    Evaluate and Organize Resources
    Develop a Narrative around Resources
    Create a Useful Tool for Others using Narrative and Resources
  • 5. Collaborative Tools
    Resource Creation vs. Discovery
    Deductive vs. Inductive
    Bookmarking
    Social Bookmarking
    Web Graffiti
  • 6. Social Bookmarking Defined
    Educause Learning Initiative:
    “Social bookmarking is the practice of saving bookmarks to a public Web site and ‘tagging’ them with keywords.”
    Bookmarks can be kept private or shared
  • 7. Collaborate
    Gather Web resources
    Share with team
    Easily move to other collaborative tools
    Wikis, blogs, web pages
  • 8. Organization - Tagging
    User describes item
    Many tags by many users
    Search via tags
    Tags link many pages/images
  • 9. Start at the Beginning
    Delicious
    Began in 2003
    Best Known
    Largest Community
    Minimalist
    Unrefined
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  • 11. So MANY Tools
    connottea
    diigo
    Google Bookmarks
    gnolia
    Raw Sugar HOW DO I CHOOSE?
    Scuttle
    Shadows
    Simpy
    Spurl
  • 12. Different Flavors
    Delicious
    Minimalist
    CiteULike
    Scholarly
    Diigo
    Web Graffiti
    Google Bookmarks
    Super Minimalist
  • 13. Ma.gnolia
    Search or browse bookmarks as a tag list or tag cloud
    Ability to rate bookmarks!
    Widget to link from browser
    Tutorials, FAQ, and wiki for support – great response from emails to the support team
    Contacts, groups, thank you’s and discussions – many ways to share
  • 14. CiteULike
    Tag papers, not websites!
    Mainly invisible web
    Primarily medical and biological
    Humanities, social sciences, and information sciences too
    Tags browsable and searchable
    RSS feeds by author or topic
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  • 18. More Fun Tools with Silly Names
  • 19. Sticky Notes at Google Wave
  • 20. Highlight and Right Click to Annotate
  • 21. Blogs as 2nd stage Collaborative Tools
    Alternative to Email
    Asynchronous Communication
    Supports Hyperlinks
    Automatic Date Feature
    Multiple Users
    WYSIWYG Interfaces
    Useful for synthesizing resources
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  • 25. HTML Menu
  • 26. Compose Menu
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  • 28. Facebook Groups – 1st and 2nd Stage
    Convenient
    Invitation Only
    Multiple Administrators
    Hyperlink
    Blur work/private boundary
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  • 30. LinkedIn Groups – 2nd & 3rd
    More Professional Network
    Closed Groups
    News Feed
    Sunsets
    NOT archival
    Email Updates
    Multiple Administrators
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  • 33. Wiki wiki wiki!
    Wiki = Hawaiian for quick
    Collaborative Website
    Wikipedia
    Best known
    Lightning Rod for criticism
    Other models exist
  • 34. Wiki as 3rd stage collaboration tool
    Blog is strictly chronological
    Wiki allows a linear path thru resources
    Wiki allows hyperlinked path too!
    Consider a site map vs site index
    Plan before you produce
    Wiki allow different levels of control
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  • 36. Wiki Considerations
    Intended Audience
    Ease of Use
    Editorial Control
    Confidentiality
    Hosted or In House
    Tracking Changes & Managing Passwords
    Need to Update and Migrate Content
  • 37. Wiki as Tool vs. Business Model
    Open to World
    Locked Down
    Small Group
    Vetted
    Secret Wikis
    Blog and Wiki = Bliki
  • 38. International Legal Wiki
    Multi-Lingual & Multi-Cultural
  • 39. Wex: Cornell’s Legal Wiki
  • 40. Wex Standards
    Contributors Screened
    Subject Matter Experts Desired
    Not as self-referential as Wikipedia
    Extensive linking to external authority
  • 41. Legal Causes & Wikis
    Peer to Patent: Reforming the Patent System
    World Citizenship Wiki
    Network Against Violence
    Anti-Lessig Reader Wiki: Criticizing ideas of Prof. Lessig
  • 42. Google Wave – 2nd or 3rd Stage
    Wiki Like Tool
    Simultaneous Collaboration
    Still in beta
    Invitation Only
    Email me for Invite
    Tool in search of a mission?
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  • 44. Lots of Wiki Choices
    PBWorks
    Google Sites
    Wetpaint
    Wiki Farms
  • 45. Measure Twice, Cut Once
    Project Initiation
    Planning
    Execution
    Project Completion
    Transition to Operation
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  • 47. Contact Information
    Neal Axton, Reference Librarian
    Office Phone: 651-290-6374
    Email: Neal.Axton@wmitchell.edu
    Contact the reference desk
    Reference@wmitchell.edu
    Instant Messaging