Sunday, September 30, 2007

Week 8: Thing #18, Google Docs

Hi! I opened the Google Docs account, and now I'm trying it out. I love the idea of sharing documents on a site so that they can be edited and reviewed by different people. Actually, from a public library standpoint, the ability to save a document to a website is great. So many times we have customers using public computers who do not have a disc or flashdrive to save their work. Maybe it will be a viable option to steer some customers to Google Docs or Zoho. Then they can access their documents later or email them directly to where they need to go.

Some of the other features like the calendar or slide presentation feature would be great for people who are working from home or are away from their workplace. These same features would work well for volunteer organizations. Volunteers are often involved in many activities, from work to other organizations, and being able to pool information through these web apps may streamline organization.

I'm going to try to post this to my blog ... We'll see if it works!

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