Sunday, May 16, 2010

Law Library Journal Articles on Communications and Collaboration Tools for Law Librarians

The most recent issue of Law Library Journal features 2 articleson technologies law librarians should know about:
  • Collaboration Versus Communication: Selecting the Appropriate Tool (Darla Jackson, Oklahoma City University Law Library): "Although communication and collaboration are often used synonymously, there are differences between the two. Ms. Jackson discusses those differences, suggesting some of the attributes of tools that support both functions. She concludes with a review of some currently available technological products and considers whether the features of these products make them effective communication or collaboration tools." - the article looks at tools for web-based conferencing, Internet phone service, networking, and online document creation and sharing. The author also discusses issues relating to security, ease of use, and integration with existing tools such as Sharepoint
  • Back and Forth: Twitter (Phillip Gragg, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library, and Christine L. Sellers, Library of Congress): "Welcome to our new column, in which two law librarians (...) debate a current topic. Sometimes we agree. Sometimes we disagree. The column affords the reader the perspective of two librarians; one with a background in firm and government libraries and another with a background in academia. We plan to explore a variety of topics, from technology to education to core library services. The format of the column is a dialogue between two individuals that we
    hope will stimulate thought and debate within individual readers and amongst
    their colleagues. "

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