Office 2.0: More than just blogs & wikis

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Office 2.0: More than just blogs & wikis

  1. 1. The 2.0 Office Nicole C. Engard NJLA Annual Conference May 1, 2008 More than just Blogs & Wikis
  2. 2. Summary <ul><li>Introduction to 2.0 office options </li></ul><ul><li>Using Wordpress to create your own blog </li></ul><ul><li>Getting your blog found </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up & posting to your own PBWiki </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to Google Docs, Presentations, Spreadsheets and Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Other options for office tools </li></ul><ul><li>Additional office tools that are worth playing with </li></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  3. 3. Blogging & Wiki Options <ul><li>Remotely Hosted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stored on someone else’s server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managed by an off-site system admin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May have a cost associated with it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Locally Hosted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your own web server required (will cost money) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical skills required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More of a learning curve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete control </li></ul></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  4. 4. Blog Tools <ul><li>Many free and affordable tools to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog Matrix: weblogmatrix.org </li></ul><ul><li>Demo blog software: opensourcecms.com </li></ul><ul><li>TIP: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start with a freely hosted blog package to learn the ropes </li></ul></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  5. 5. Live Demo Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  6. 6. Getting Your Blog Found <ul><li>Technorati – Blog Search Engine </li></ul><ul><li>LibWorm – Library Blog Search Engine </li></ul><ul><li>LisZen – Library Blog Search Engine </li></ul><ul><li>LISWiki – Listing of Library Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FeedBurner – Keep stats on your RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pingoat – Send your feed several searches </li></ul></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  7. 7. Wiki Tools <ul><li>Many free and affordable tools to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Matrix: www.wikimatrix.org </li></ul><ul><li>Demo wiki software: opensourcecms.com </li></ul><ul><li>Start with a freely hosted wiki package to learn the ropes </li></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  8. 8. Live Demo Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  9. 9. Intro to Online Office Tools <ul><li>Work similar to Microsoft or Open Office Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted online (accessible from any computer) </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy and Sharing options </li></ul><ul><li>Allow for collaboration in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Now available offline!! </li></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  10. 10. Why?? <ul><li>Why use these tools? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because it keeps information in one place. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication is scattered during projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More people are telecommuting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy way to work with colleagues in other offices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They’re easy to use (and mostly free) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most importantly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your patrons could be using them! </li></ul></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  11. 11. Communication Without Shared Tools Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  12. 12. Communication Without Shared Tools Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  13. 13. Communication Without Shared Tools Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  14. 14. Communication Without Shared Tools Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  15. 15. Communication Without Shared Tools Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  16. 16. Communication Without Shared Tools And now,everyone knows little bits and pieces and no one knows everything. Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  17. 17. Keeping Everyone in the Loop <ul><li>Shared tools allow you and your colleagues to work more productively and efficiently, never excluding someone who needs to be in the loop. </li></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  18. 18. Live Demo Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  19. 19. Other Options Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  20. 20. Big names in blogging <ul><li>Remotely Hosted: Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remotely Hosted: Fee Based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TypePad.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LiveJournal.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Locally Hosted: Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moveable Type </li></ul></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  21. 21. Big names in Wikis <ul><li>Remotely Hosted: Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pbWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WetPaint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Locally Hosted: Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MediaWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PhpWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twiki </li></ul></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  22. 22. Big names in Office Tools <ul><li>Google Docs, Presentations, Spreadsheets & Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho Office </li></ul><ul><li>ThinkFree Online </li></ul><ul><li>Comparisons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computerworld (January 2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read/Write Web (August 2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  23. 23. My Suggestions for Office 2.0 Options <ul><li>TypePad ( http://typepad.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not free, but a viable blogging option if you’re interesting in something hosted, but not as limited as WordPress and Blogger </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twiki ( http://twiki.org/ ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A bit easier than MediaWiki to use if you want to host your own wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zoho ( http://zoho.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers the same functions as Google Docs, with a bunch of added tools that may be of interest to you and your staff </li></ul></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  24. 24. What else can I play with? Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  25. 25. Other Possible Tools <ul><li>Flickr ( http://flickr.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share your library’s photos online – can be made private so only library staff sees – or public for the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facebook ( http://facebook.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries can now have their own profile on Facebook – allowing you to reach your users on a new level – but also giving library staff members a sense of community and fun </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn ( http://linkedin.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional networking tool that allows you to find connections and recommend colleagues for their work </li></ul></ul>Nicole C. Engard – NJLA Annual Conference – May 1, 2008
  26. 26. Thank You Nicole C. Engard Open Source Evangelist LibLime – http://liblime.com [email_address] http://web2learning.net

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