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ERIC Number: EJ884362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0163-9269
The Viability of Google Wave as an Online Collaboration Tool
Ovadia, Steven
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, v29 n2 p158-161 2010
Collaboration is an increasingly important skill in academia. Not only are librarians expected to collaborate with one another within a single library, but there are also expectations of both intracampus and intercampus collaboration. While face-to-face and telephone meetings are often possible, there are times when everyone cannot be brought together in that way. This is when electronic collaboration becomes a more viable vehicle for conversations. In addition to well-known tools like e-mail and instant messaging, there are a few other options that might facilitate collaboration across both time and space. This article describes the online collaboration tool called Google Wave, which presumes to be an alternative to e-mail, allowing people to communicate and share work in a totally online environment, and discusses how effective it is as an online collaboration tool.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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