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Collaborative Tools for Libraries


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Collaborative Tools for Libraries

  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
  4. 4. Internal library staff blogs
  5. 5. Organizational Blogs
  6. 6. Drupal ( <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
  8. 8. Drupal for Education
  9. 9. Drupal for Groups
  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
  12. 12. Wiki Subject Guides
  13. 13. Wikis for collaborative resource development
  14. 14. Wikis for Staff Knowledge Sharing
  15. 15. Wikis for Professional Knowledge Sharing
  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 ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etherpad ( 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 ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dabbleboard ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mindmeister ( ) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Collaborative Planning Tools (cont’d) <ul><li>Screensharing tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yuuguu ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dimdim ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project mangement software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basecamp ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho Projects ( ) </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 ( ) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Tagging for an Organization
  21. 21. Tagging for a Class or Group Project
  22. 22. Questions? Meredith Farkas [email_address]