What Is Libworks

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  • Where is it?How does it work?What can I do with it?When is it available?Why are we talking about this?
  • Staffweb started in 1997as Staff Resources, renamed and revamped in 2001 as Staffweb and again in 2005.   contained web pages edited in HTML by some staff from each unit, updated overnight;
  • StaffWiki existed alongside StaffWeb beginning in 2006. The wiki was easy to add to and update. Very quickly teams and groups adapted to using the wiki for the online workspace where they could manage their internal documents. Like ducks to water, we adapted! It became so popular, that soon there were concerns about what the wiki couldn’t do. IT was hosted outside of the university so was our info safe? So many documents seemed abandoned or no longer needed but were in prime real-estate locations they cluttered the wiki. We needed another more robust tool! At the same time, the teams and groups were looking at how me could update our PUBLIC web site. New studies indicated what users wanted and it wasn’t on our site. We needed to improve.
  • SOS began some research and testing and began to seriously look at a product called SharePoint. Wikipedia has a good description of this product. The libraries bought the hard and software needed for this change. Sos Began customizing Sharepoint for the libraries and then TA-DA
  • LibWorks was born. LibWorks is the name of the staff side of information sharing in SharePoint. Developing the public face of the libraries is the next step in adapting SharePoint.
  • Browser using mozilla and firefox  vs using Internet Explorer; IE definitely works bestpossibly show wiki page editing in Firefox vs IE for example
  • Where is Libworks?http://libworks (if on wired wulib computer) and literally you can type just the word <<libworks>> with no capital letters and no http:// and it will open on a wulib computer—very easy!http://libworks.wulib.wustl.edu if wireless or on another computer outside of wulibWhat does a wulib computer mean? Where will you find one?Social work library? Music library? West campus?Olin library Arc? Olin Library staff office?
  • Same password you use to log onto the PC network, to email, and to the old staffweb.Has everyone found the LibWorks home page?
  • Welcome <your name>!Click on the arrow next to your nameNotice you can log out here
  • What Is Libworks

    1. 1. What is LibWorks?<br />March 2009<br />
    2. 2. Libworks<br />Tool for <br />communication <br />information sharing<br />to enhance productivity<br />
    3. 3. Staffweb<br />2001, 2005<br />1997<br />
    4. 4. StaffWiki April 2006-Jan 2009<br />
    5. 5. SharePoint<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SharePoint<br />
    6. 6. 2008<br />
    7. 7. 2009 Fill with content<br />
    8. 8. Browser<br />Mozilla? Firefox?<br />Internet Explorer (IE)<br />IE and SharePoint are compatible Microsoft products so IE works best<br />
    9. 9. Where is LibWorks?<br />http://libworks (if on wired wulib computer)<br />http://libworks.wulib.wustl.edu if wireless or on another computer outside of wulib<br />
    10. 10. Logon<br />Open Internet Explorer<br />Open LibWorks<br />Your password has not changed<br />
    11. 11. Tour of the Home Page<br />Upper right—your name<br />Tabs<br />Bread crumbs<br />Quick Launch at left (aka Navigation Bar)<br />Central Staff Calendar<br />Search<br />My site<br />
    12. 12. Tabs <br />Find the Assessment Team page<br />How many subsites are listed as “Sites”<br />Find the Catalog Unit’s page<br />How many subsites are there?<br />
    13. 13. Breadcrumbs<br />
    14. 14. Quicklaunch<br />
    15. 15. Central Staff Calendar<br />
    16. 16. View Calendar <br />
    17. 17. Search<br />On every page in the LibWorks<br />Can search whole Libworks site<br />Can search subsites or sites within sites<br />
    18. 18. My site<br />social network page <br />front page/ my links<br />practice area for items you&apos;re working on <br />
    19. 19. Tour of the Home Page<br />Upper right—your name<br />Tabs<br />Bread crumbs<br />Quick Launch at left (aka Navigation Bar)<br />Central Staff Calendar<br />Search<br />My site<br />
    20. 20. More Features<br />People and groups—aka permissions<br />RSS<br />Staff Bulletin Board<br />Adding a shortcut to IE<br />Resources for learning more about LibWorks<br />
    21. 21. People and Groups<br />People and Groups is roughly equivalent to Permissions from Staff wiki<br />Mostly we use “owners” and “members”<br />View access is default except for non-wulib folks (students, et al.)<br />
    22. 22. RSS<br />Staying up-to-date with changes in LibWorks is possible with RSS or by requesting automated emails be sent to you.<br />
    23. 23. Staff Bulletin Board<br />
    24. 24. Add a shortcut to IE<br />Click and hold on the icon in the address bar<br />Continue holding the button, move your mouse to the Links bar. Notice the shape of the mouse pointer.<br />Select a location to insert the shortcut and release the mouse button.<br />Click here to start<br />Shortcut or Links<br />Insertion bar<br />
    25. 25. Learning resources <br />LibWorks PUGs<br />LibWorks&gt;Teams&gt;Web&gt;SharePoint&gt;LibWorks FAQ<br />LibWorks&gt;Units&gt;Staff Development&gt;Training&gt; link to Online tutorials about Sharepoint<br />LibWorks&gt;Units&gt;Staff Development&gt;Training&gt;Learning LibWorks<br />
    26. 26. Libworks<br />Tool for <br />communication <br />information sharing<br />to enhance productivity<br />

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