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Online Collaborative Tools

  1. 1. Using Online Collaborative ToolsEffectively<br />Neal R. Axton<br />Reference Librarian<br />Warren E. Burger Library<br />
  2. 2. Classic Project Management Stages<br />Project Initiation<br />Planning<br />Execution<br />Project Completion <br />Transition to Operation <br />
  3. 3. Postmodern Project Management<br />Enthusiasm<br />Disappointment<br />Fear<br />Panic<br />Search for the Guilty<br />Punishment of the Innocent<br />Awards for those not involved in the project<br />
  4. 4. Online Project Stages<br />Find Resources<br />Evaluate and Organize Resources<br />Develop a Narrative around Resources<br />Create a Useful Tool for Others using Narrative and Resources<br />
  5. 5. Collaborative Tools<br />Resource Creation vs. Discovery<br />Deductive vs. Inductive<br />Bookmarking<br />Social Bookmarking<br />Web Graffiti <br />
  6. 6. Social Bookmarking Defined<br />Educause Learning Initiative:<br />“Social bookmarking is the practice of saving bookmarks to a public Web site and ‘tagging’ them with keywords.”<br />Bookmarks can be kept private or shared<br />
  7. 7. Collaborate<br />Gather Web resources<br />Share with team<br />Easily move to other collaborative tools<br />Wikis, blogs, web pages<br />
  8. 8. Organization - Tagging<br />User describes item<br />Many tags by many users<br />Search via tags<br />Tags link many pages/images<br />
  9. 9. Start at the Beginning<br />Delicious<br />Began in 2003<br />Best Known<br />Largest Community<br />Minimalist<br />Unrefined<br />
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  11. 11. So MANY Tools<br />connottea<br />diigo<br />Google Bookmarks<br />gnolia<br />Raw Sugar HOW DO I CHOOSE?<br />Scuttle<br />Shadows<br />Simpy<br />Spurl<br />
  12. 12. Different Flavors<br />Delicious<br />Minimalist<br />CiteULike<br />Scholarly<br />Diigo<br />Web Graffiti<br />Google Bookmarks<br />Super Minimalist<br />
  13. 13. Ma.gnolia<br />Search or browse bookmarks as a tag list or tag cloud <br />Ability to rate bookmarks!<br />Widget to link from browser<br />Tutorials, FAQ, and wiki for support – great response from emails to the support team<br />Contacts, groups, thank you’s and discussions – many ways to share <br />
  14. 14. CiteULike<br />Tag papers, not websites!<br />Mainly invisible web<br />Primarily medical and biological<br />Humanities, social sciences, and information sciences too<br />Tags browsable and searchable<br />RSS feeds by author or topic<br />
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  18. 18. More Fun Tools with Silly Names <br />
  19. 19. Sticky Notes at Google Wave<br />
  20. 20. Highlight and Right Click to Annotate<br />
  21. 21. Blogs as 2nd stage Collaborative Tools<br />Alternative to Email<br />Asynchronous Communication<br />Supports Hyperlinks<br />Automatic Date Feature<br />Multiple Users<br />WYSIWYG Interfaces<br />Useful for synthesizing resources<br />
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  25. 25. HTML Menu<br />
  26. 26. Compose Menu<br />
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  28. 28. Facebook Groups – 1st and 2nd Stage<br />Convenient<br />Invitation Only<br />Multiple Administrators<br />Hyperlink<br />Blur work/private boundary<br />
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  30. 30. LinkedIn Groups – 2nd & 3rd<br />More Professional Network<br />Closed Groups<br />News Feed<br />Sunsets<br />NOT archival<br />Email Updates<br />Multiple Administrators <br />
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  33. 33. Wiki wiki wiki!<br />Wiki = Hawaiian for quick<br />Collaborative Website<br />Wikipedia<br />Best known<br />Lightning Rod for criticism<br />Other models exist<br />
  34. 34. Wiki as 3rd stage collaboration tool<br />Blog is strictly chronological<br />Wiki allows a linear path thru resources<br />Wiki allows hyperlinked path too!<br />Consider a site map vs site index<br />Plan before you produce<br />Wiki allow different levels of control<br />
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  36. 36. Wiki Considerations<br />Intended Audience<br />Ease of Use<br />Editorial Control<br />Confidentiality<br />Hosted or In House<br />Tracking Changes & Managing Passwords<br />Need to Update and Migrate Content <br />
  37. 37. Wiki as Tool vs. Business Model<br />Open to World<br />Locked Down<br />Small Group<br />Vetted<br />Secret Wikis<br />Blog and Wiki = Bliki<br />
  38. 38. International Legal Wiki<br />Multi-Lingual & Multi-Cultural<br />
  39. 39. Wex: Cornell’s Legal Wiki<br />
  40. 40. Wex Standards<br />Contributors Screened<br />Subject Matter Experts Desired<br />Not as self-referential as Wikipedia<br />Extensive linking to external authority<br />
  41. 41. Legal Causes & Wikis<br />Peer to Patent: Reforming the Patent System<br />World Citizenship Wiki<br />Network Against Violence<br />Anti-Lessig Reader Wiki: Criticizing ideas of Prof. Lessig<br />
  42. 42. Google Wave – 2nd or 3rd Stage<br />Wiki Like Tool<br />Simultaneous Collaboration<br />Still in beta<br />Invitation Only<br />Email me for Invite<br />Tool in search of a mission?<br />
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  44. 44. Lots of Wiki Choices <br />PBWorks<br />Google Sites<br />Wetpaint<br />Wiki Farms<br />
  45. 45. Measure Twice, Cut Once<br />Project Initiation<br />Planning<br />Execution<br />Project Completion <br />Transition to Operation <br />
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  47. 47. Contact Information<br />Neal Axton, Reference Librarian<br />Office Phone: 651-290-6374<br />Email:<br />Contact the reference desk<br /> <br />Instant Messaging<br />