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Collaborating In The Cloud - updated

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Collaborating In The Cloud - updated

  1. 1. Using Web 2.0 Tools To Get Stuff Done! Robin Hastings Information Technology Manager Missouri River Regional Library robin.hastings@gmail.com
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Definitions – What is collaboration 2.0? Why do it in a cloud?
  3. 3. Collaboration in the Cloud Tools
  4. 4. Putting it to use!
  5. 5. Wiki - http://litacollab2.pbworks.com/FrontPage </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is collaboration 2.0? Why do it in a cloud? Definitions
  7. 7. Collaboration
  8. 8. Collaboration 2.0 2.0 adds distributed computing & collaboration platforms: <ul><li>Distance
  9. 9. Asynchronicity </li></ul>
  10. 10. Distributed Computing
  11. 11. Collaboration Platforms
  12. 12. Cloud Computing
  13. 13. Cloud Computing <ul><li>Internet = Cloud (cloud of data)
  14. 14. PC = thin client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not data storage
  15. 15. Just a connection to the cloud
  16. 16. Maybe backup storage… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration happens “out there” </li></ul>
  17. 18. Benefits <ul><li>Social Networks = Professional Networks
  18. 19. Peer Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoiding hierarchies (linkedin direct introductions, facebook friends, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blending Synchronous & Asynchronous Work </li></ul>
  19. 20. Collaboration In The Cloud Tools
  20. 21. Tools of the Trade <ul><li>Categories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Calendars
  21. 22. Social Networking Sites
  22. 23. Social Bookmarking
  23. 24. Social Desktops
  24. 25. Social Wikis
  25. 26. Social Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://web2.econsultant.com/collaboration-groups-teams-services.html - 125 sites... </li></ul>
  26. 27. Social Calendars <ul><li>30 Boxes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.30boxes.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Calendar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.google.com/calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep milestones, due dates, etc. where everyone can access them
  27. 28. Give others a look at your schedule so they can schedule meetings, etc. with your time constraints in mind (without a million emails) </li></ul></ul>
  28. 30. Social Networking Sites <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ning.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Facebook) use as platform for custom apps (GTD app, etc.)
  29. 31. (Ning) customize extensively
  30. 32. Use message boards, private and group messaging functions to keep in touch
  31. 33. Store documents in central location </li></ul></ul>
  32. 35. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.google.com/bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Store references, citations and other data needed by the group ( Connotea , CiteULike for the sciences)
  33. 36. Identify resources for group use
  34. 37. Easy access to group documents, pics/charts and sites </li></ul></ul>
  35. 39. Social Desktops <ul><li>CentralDesktop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.centraldesktop.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MyWebDesktop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.mywebdesktop.net/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single desktop area for storage
  36. 40. Unified working environment for all collaborators
  37. 41. Most apps included (calendar, messaging, office software) </li></ul></ul>
  38. 43. Social Wikis <ul><li>Wetpaint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.wetpaint.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PBWorks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.pbworks.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Wiki for U of Tenn in Chattanooga
  39. 44. Central, structured repository for documents
  40. 45. Easy editing interface
  41. 46. Built-in revision, rollback features
  42. 47. Instant updates and notes access
  43. 48. Self-hosted: Mediawiki </li></ul></ul>
  44. 50. Social Documents <ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>docs.google.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ThinkFree </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.thinkfree.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uses </li><ul><li>Maryland Libraries 2.1 Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-user editing features
  45. 51. Document storage
  46. 52. Document formats (doc, xls, ppt, pdf, odt, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  47. 54. GroupWare <ul><li>http://grou.ps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web site
  48. 55. Desktop client
  49. 56. Mobile interface
  50. 57. Facebook App </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drupal/Joomla (CMS - http://opensourcecms.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your own groupware
  51. 58. Host, manage, control your data </li></ul></ul>
  52. 59. Using The Tools
  53. 60. Projects <ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize milestones and other important dates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep references, citations and resources handy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate, communicate, communicate
  54. 61. Eg. VuFind blog with VoteItUp plugin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create “deliverables” for project finale </li></ul></ul>
  55. 62. Backups <ul><li>Centralized backups for a group
  56. 63. “ Cloud” backups for you
  57. 64. Version control (Google Docs, wikis)
  58. 65. Easily recovered!
  59. 66. Google backups – to your computer </li></ul>
  60. 67. Questions?

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