Director, Middleware and Security
Internet2 and University of Colorado, Boulder
Director, Academic Computing
With the remarkable bloom of collaboration tools, including many of the Web 2.0 applications as well as the staples of email lists, wikis, etc., has come the pain of managing the tools and partnerships. Out of the challenges of managing collaboration have come some national and international efforts to provide new platforms to support sustainable collaboration. The platforms are developing rapidly and bringing many tools into a more manageable framework. However, helping users to manage the collaborations, to control their privacy, and to add new collaboration tools into these platforms requires some institutional support. This session will discuss the rush of collaboration tools, emergence of the management platforms, and the roles that librarians could play in helping the campus community to more effectively collaborate, both locally and globally.