Teressa M. Keenan

Metadata & Digital Production Librarian,
Metadata & Continuing Resources Section Head,
Assistant Professor,
The University of Montana -- Missoula, Mansfield Library


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Riding the Wave: Using Google for Library Committee Collaboration

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Shortly after this poster presentation topic was accepted for inclusion in the LITA 2010 National Forum Google announced that they were no longer continuing development of Google Wave. According to Google "Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked." And as such they no longer plan to continue develop Wave as a stand alone product.


While Google felt that users didn't adopt Wave, many of us had discovered Wave as a very useful and efficient means of conducting business. It was not e-mail nor was it a word processor or an instant messaging service. Rather it combined bits and pieces of those tools and more to create a great collaboration tool. Google also stated that the central parts of the code, as well as the protocols that have driven many of Wave’s innovations, are already available as open source. Personally I am hopeful that developers will pick up where Wave left off and create either a new similar stand alone product or incorporate those things that worked well in Wave into other tools.


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