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Share for Collaboration

Keywords: Share, Engage, Interact

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Activity Definition(s)

Share work-in-progress with another scholar or group of scholars for collaboration (often a "controlled release" to a set of individuals determined by the originator of the work, using a formal or informal sharing platform such as a wiki or an e-mailed draft; but may involve publication 'to the world')

  • Control access to any portion of a work-in-progress
  • Add potential collaborators to new or existing groups
  • Define roles for all types of collaboration
  • Assign roles to collaborators or groups of collaborators

    Scholars' Stories (scenarios)

  • SN-0034 Finding and using inscriptions- Building a corpus
  • SN-0046 Research Methods of an Individual Scholar-2
  • SN-0043 Personal Research Collections- Data and Archival Preservation and Access in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Tools (examples)

    Optional: examples of tools that perform some part or all of the defined activity, ideally with links to relevant project or vendor web sites

    Tool name

    What it does

    Relevant links

    Google Docs

    Google Docs allows scholars to share documents with others, inviting those others to be viewers or collaborators.  Google Docs also keeps a history of revisions allowing users to role back to earlier versions.


    MediaWiki is the software package behind Wikipedia.  Some scholars have used this to share their work. MediaWiki is great for allowing a large, relatively unrestricted groups of users to collaboratively create and edit articles.



    Confluence is an "enterprise" wiki where scholars can share work within an institution or project (such as Project Bamboo).  Confluence adds better content management than the traditional wiki, allowing "pages" to be organized hierarchically and by tags. Confluence has more granular access control, making it possible to create "spaces" that are accessible to a particular group of users.  As well it has support for blogging, file sharing and email archives and "integrates" with Microsoft Office and OpenOffice and Microsoft SharePoint.





    Related Collections/Content (examples)

    Optional: examples of collections / digital content / digital resources that could be involved in part or all of the defined activity, with links to relevant repository or site where available

    Collection/content name

    Collection/content description

    Relevant links













    Applicable Standards or Standards Bodies

    Optional: examples of standards or standards-bodies applicable to the defined activity

    Standard name / body

    What it governs/regulates/standardizes - What it's for

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    Notes, comments, related activities, concerns

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