Collaboration at UCSF


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  • Good afternoon – my name is Michele Mizejewski, and I’m the Emerging Technologies Specialist at the UCSF LibraryI’d like to talk to you briefly today about collaboration . . . and about some tools you can use to facilitate it<number>
  • There is already collaboration happeningResearchers, clinicians, and those teaching classes collaborate in their work all the timeThis could involve anything from working with shared data and jointly edited documents to virtual meetings and presentationsIn recent years, a lot more technology tools have become available that make it easier to collaborate whether your colleague is down the hall, across the city, or even across the country <number>
  • The problem is, sometimes it’s hard to know what’s available or where to beginSo the library has begun to take stock of what tools are out there to aid collaborationWe’ve gathered these on the web as a sort of one-stop-shop for anyone looking for the means to collaborateWe’ve tried to select an array tools and tips that might meet the various needs of the diverse UCSF populationSome of the tools are fully supported by UCSFSome are third-party solutionsSome tools are free and some entail a costJust to give you an idea, there are tools for:Finding collaboratorsSharing research informationMaking presentations available to a larger audienceSharing and collaboratively editing documentsHaving online meetingsLOOK AT WEB PAGE and show three sections<number>
  • Now we don’t have time to look at all the tools, but I wanted to point out a few examples to give you a better idea of what’s possibleWe’ll take a quick look at RefShare, Wikis, and BiomedExperts<number>
  • RefShare is a tool that provides RefWorks users with a quick and easy way to share their citations which is helpful for collaborative research. Anyone at UCSF can sign up for a RefWorks account and use RefShare. <number>
  • UCSF also provides wiki space by requestA wiki is just an easy-to-edit web site where users can contribute content, upload files, share documents, and link to other websitesYou can request a wiki that is open to the whole UCSF user community -- or to a private group of users. <number>
  • BiomedExperts is an example of a source not sponsored by UCSFIt a literature-based scientific social network – sort of like facebook for scientists. Its purpose is to bring researchers together and allow them to collaborate online. You can add information to your own profile and you can search for other expertsYou can search for people based on the topics they work on, by name, geographyYou can also look for colleagues at your institution<number>
  • So I hope that gives you a flavor for the kinds of tools we’re talking about.This is our first effort at bringing these resources together for the UCSF community, and we’ll continue adding to the list as we identify other useful toolsBut -- we’d really like YOUR feedback to be sure we’re meeting your needsWe’d like to know more about:what you need for your workwhich tools you already useAnd what you’d like to learn more about.I think we have a few minutes for comments and questionsBut you can also explore some of the links we looked at and contact us later with your thoughtsWARNING: next week the library will have a new web site, but from the home page, you can search for “collaboration tools” to locate this content<number>
  • You can email me directly, or go through the email link on the Collaboration Tools web page.I’d like to thank you for your time, and I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.<number>
  • Collaboration at UCSF

    1. 1. Collaboration at UCSF AND SOME TOOLS TO FACILITATE IT Michele Mizejewski Emerging Technologies Specialist UCSF Library February 13, 2009
    2. 2. Collaboration  collaborate (v) : to work together with others to achieve a common goal  Who is collaborating?  Researchers  Clinicians  Teachers  Students  Technology tools can make it easier to connect with colleagues regardless of location
    3. 3. Tools for Collaboration See:
    4. 4. A Few Examples…  RefShare  Share RefWorks references globally for collaborative research  Wiki@UCSF  Easy-to-edit web sites for sharing files and writing collaborative documents  BiomedExperts  The first literature-based scientific social network
    5. 5. What Are We Missing?  What are your needs around collaboration  Which tools do you use?  Which would you like to learn more about? NEW on 2/18:
    6. 6. Contact Us Michele Mizejewski Emerging Technologies Specialist UCSF Library OR Send us feedback from the link on the Collaboration Tools web page