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Thursday, March 20 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Perfection is Overrated: Google Apps as the UMN Libraries Intranet

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This session describes the benefits and limitations of using Google Apps for Education to handle a large academic library's intranet. The University of Minnesota Libraries use Google Drive for document storage, Google Sites for web content and Google Groups to manage permissions for both Drive and Sites. Google Apps for Education integrates with any additional services that might still be in use, suits collaborative work patterns and may be implemented without additional resources. However, it also requires a deep understanding of an institutions's workflows and a willingness to adapt, at least a little, to Google's way of working.

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Lara Friedman-Shedlov

Description and Access Archivist, University of Minnesota
Lara Friedman-Shedlov is Description and Access Archivist for the Kautz Family YMCA Archives, a unit of the Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. For the past 15+ years, her work has focused primarily on the challenges of making archival material discoverable. Other interests include the uses of social media in libraries/archives, born digital/electronic records, Encoded Archival Description, and... Read More →
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Charlie Heinz

Library Assistant, University of Minnesota Libraries
My work in libraries is centered around reference and instruction. I have worked in the Science & Engineering Library (Walter Library) for seven years and worked with the HathiTrust User Support group for about four years. I have developed websites, I am an expert Google Apps user, and I experiment with social media as ways to reach our users.
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Andrew Palahniuk

Information Literacy / Instructional Design, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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Amy West

Data Services Librarian, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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Sara Zettervall

Associate to the University Librarian, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Thursday March 20, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Leonard Center, Hall of Fame Room

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