[Asis-l] Forthcoming NFAIS Webinar

Jill O'Neill jilloneill at nfais.org
Mon Jul 12 16:55:31 EDT 2010

NFAIS Webinar: Google Wave - An Innovative Collaborative Workflow Tool

Collaborative work projects are becoming the norm and tools that facilitate
such shared workflow efforts are growing in number. Even Google has jumped
in by launching its own tool - Google Wave. Initially accessible by
invitation-only in 2009, it was made publically available in May and has
generated a log of buzz.  It supports real-time collaboration via a single
web interface, eliminating the need for multiple communication tools such as
wikis, e-mail, instant messaging, chat, etc. thus allowing for greater group
efficiency.  And it supports richly-formatted text, photos, videos, maps and
more. It is the wave of the future (no pun intended!) and should not be

NFAIS will hold a 90-minute informational Webinar on Google Wave and its
companion tool, Google Buzz on August 4, 2010 at 1:00pm EDST.  

In the first half of the webinar Jill O'Neill, NFAIS Director of Planning &
Communication, will discuss the use of the real-time web as work
environment/platform and the potential impact of such use on knowledge
workers. She will touch on the key components of workflow efforts -
information gathering, sharing and actual collaboration - and discuss how
Google Wave and Google Buzz support the new workflow, highlighting their
commonalities and differences.

Following the overview, John Blossom, President, Shore Communications, Inc.
(http://www.shore.com/) will present the value proposition offered by Google
Wave.  He will talk about who has adopted it, where and how it is currently
being used, and will provide real-life examples of its most practical

If you want to learn more about these innovative new tools register for the
NFAIS webinar today.  NFAIS members pay $75 and non-members pay $95.  An
unlimited number of staff from an NFAIS member organization can participate
for a group fee of $225. The group fee for an unlimited number of staff from
any non-member organization is $285. The registration form can be accessed
at: http://info.nfais.org/info/2010_Aug_Web_RegForm.pdf. 

For more information contact:  Jill O'Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication
and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax);
mailto:jilloneill at nfais.org or go to http://www.nfais.org/.

Jill O'Neill
Director, Planning & Communication
(v) 215-893-1561
(email) jilloneill at nfais.org

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