*Please note that the links to the content in this Part will direct you to Westlaw AU.
The latest issue of Online Currents (Volume 28 Part 4) contains the following material:
Enterprise social software: Setting out the landscape – Matt Moore and Kelly Tall
Enterprise social software is a field that attempts to deploy tools such as wikis, blogs, user generated media and social networking within organisations to improve collaboration and performance. This article explores trends in social media and the ways these have been taken up within organisations. It describes some of the key software vendors in this market and the impact of managerial attitudes to these tools. It ends with some observations on the role of information professionals.
This article examines a range of commercial cloud storage options currently available for individuals, small businesses or institutions. Prices and facilities are compared, and an overview is given of the typical features of a cloud storage service.
VALA 2014 conference papers: A review – Glenda Browne
There was great enthusiasm at the VALA conference (Melbourne, February 2014) for the many ways in which libraries are using technology to better provide traditional library services, and also to provide new and innovative 21st century services. This paper points out some of the key concepts from the conference, grouped under broad topics from each of the six keynote presentations.
Some-thing like LibraryThing – Jane Douglas
LibraryThing is an online personal cataloguing tool that allows users to organise a personal book collection, make their collection and comments accessible to others, and, if they wish, enjoy online social connections with other members. LibraryThing also produces a range of products such as LibraryThing for Libraries. This article takes a look at using both Things.
- A brief look at business happenings
- A collection of musings and thoughts on the worlds of libraries and information
- A selection of recommended publications
- New, recent and updated systems, services and online collections
- Explores sites with useful content, thought-provoking ideas and opportunities for Interaction
- Conference papers
- Upcoming conferences
For the pdf version of the table of contents, click here: WAU – OLC Vol 28 Pt 4 Contents.