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Wikis for training materials and conference organising

Sarah Washford (Info Junkie) describes in Wiki Wonders how she used a wiki as a tool to collaborate on the training material and programme for their new Library Management System, and how they are now using it to help organise a conference.

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January 20, 2008 Posted by | wikis | , , | Comments Off on Wikis for training materials and conference organising

Wikis for compiling subject guides

In We have wiki! Meredith Farkas, Distance Learning Librarian at Norwich University US, describes how she used Mediawiki to set up library research guides.

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Google docs and the future of document management

This is an interesting posting from James Lappin on the TFPL blog. Google docs and the future of document management discusses how Google docs may affect the way organisations collaborate on documents in the future, and gives two examples of how it is currently being used:

 “a charity where staff in the marketing department use Google docs to create and store their documents because it allows them to collaborate on documents with people from other parts of the charity (whereas their shared drive is restricted to departmental silos)”

And

“a bank with a very strong compliance and information security regime, where some colleagues were using Google Docs to create and store business documents in order that they could work on documents at home (corporate systems were extremely slow to access remotely, and banned the sending of word documents as attachments to a web based e-mail address)”.

January 20, 2008 Posted by | Google Docs | | Comments Off on Google docs and the future of document management