Implementing tools for collaboration across boundaries

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Technical Level: Low

In the last 12 months, the Marquette Law School Media and Technology group has adopted several software tools and several administrative practices to promote collaboration. Technologists provide the foundation and framework, librarians provide the subject expertise, and professors reap the benefits. We are using both commercial software products and free web services. We have combined social bookmarking & RSS to identify and distribute relevant content. We have also turned our blog into a collaboration point for technology staff with different responsibilities and reporting structure.

Products discussed: Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Corporate Communicator,,,, WordPress, RSS Bandit

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Steve Nelson
Technology Manager
Marquette University School of Law

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction ( where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list ( and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years ( He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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