Michael Farina's lecture on Collaborative Editing Tools, delivered to Yale faculty at Yale's Collaborative Learning Center.
Farina, Senior Lector in the Italian Department, discusses a number of collaborative text editing tools beyond the Yale Library’s MS Sharepoint software. He introduces a number of alternatives and solutions for collaborative writing that go beyond the "Yale bubble," including TextFlow (one of his favorites), DocVerse (one heck of an Office add-on), EtherPad (another favorite), doingText, WriteWith, WriteBoard (his staple), and TokBox.
Alternatives such as these have finally allowed researchers to move beyond sharing documents through email for the coordination and editing of collaborative writing and co-authored articles.
His presentation was given on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009: Election Day.