|See also Collaboration 2.0 | Module III - Collaboration
Collaborating is a pleasure and a privilege
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- "...to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor”. — Merriam-Webster Dictionary
- "...working together: the act of working together with one or more people in order to achieve something”. — Encarta
- Collective intelligence is:
- “ …a shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals”. — Wikipedia
Ten (10) questions to consider, blog about or reflect on
- What are the pros and cons of collaboration? What is the value of collaboration to libraries, and for the library profession?
- What kinds of projects are suited to collaboration in information organizations?
- Can you identify potential collaborators in LIBR559M? What social tools might be used?
- Can you share your ideas about how to collaborate? How have you done this before in your academic programs?
- What are the characteristics of successful collaboration in libraries, information organizations, national and international associations?
- Developing a collaborative spirit and skills - how will you learn them?
- How can you sustain collaboration in library spaces? Are there issues of sustainability with online collaboration?
- How can you use communication technologies to promote collaboration?
- What sorts of institutional supports and rewards are there for collaboration?
- How do we measure the success of collaborative projects? what are the barriers to collaboration?
- Do you know someone who is a collaborator par excellence? Can you share why you think they are effective collaborators?
- Have you heard the term Collaboration 2.0?
- Downes S. Applications of social and collaborative technologies in education. 2008. http://tinyurl.com/CollaborativeEducation
- Fox R, Stuart C. Creating learning spaces through collaboration: How one library refined its approach. Educause Quarterly: A Special Issue on Learning Spaces. 2009;32(1).
- Hart RL. Collaboration and article quality in the literature of academic librarianship. J Academic Librarianship. 2007;3(2):190-195.
- Johnson DW, Johnson RT. Learning together and alone: cooperative, competitive, and individualistic learning. New York: Allyn & Bacon; 1998.
- Kopchok K. Interlibrary loan the wiki way: an effective and free interlibrary loan procedures and communications tool. J Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. 2007;18:67-77.
- Lessig L. Remix: making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy; 2008.
- Levitt JM, Thelwall M. Citation levels and collaboration within library and information science. JASIST. 2009;60(3):434–442.
- Levy F, Murane RJ. The new Division of Labor: how computers are creating the next job market. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press; 2005.
- McFadden Allen BM, Welch A, Zhen Z. Global collaboration: benefits and challenges in developing partnerships. In: Realizing the global university. 2007.
- Partnership for a Nation of Learners: Joining Forces, Creating Value. http://www.imls.gov/news/2009/070709.shtm
- Terranova T. Network culture: politics for the information age. London: Pluto Press; 2004.
- Tapscott D. Wikinomics: how mass collaboration changes everything. New York: Portfolio; 2006.