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Adler, Nash, Nol -Evaluating and Implementing a Collaborative Office Document System 1/18 Evaluating and Implementing a Collaborative Office Document
 

Summary: Adler, Nash, NoŽl - Evaluating and Implementing a Collaborative Office Document System 1/18
Evaluating and Implementing a Collaborative Office Document
System
Andy Adlera
, John C. Nashb
and Sylvie NoŽlc*
a
School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 9B5, Canada
b
School of Management, University of Ottawa, ON K1N 9B5, Canada
c
Communications Research Centre, Industry Canada, PO Box 11490, Station H, Ottawa ON K2H 8S2, Canada
Abstract
Collaborative work with office suite documents such as word-processing, spreadsheet and
presentation files usually demands special tools and methods. For this application, we have
developed TellTable, a relatively simple web-based framework built largely from available
software and infrastructure. TellTable allows the use of existing office-suite software in a
collaborative manner that is controlled but is familiar to users of common single user software.
From the literature and our research, we identify twelve challenges to collaborative editing
software that we use in an evaluation checklist: time and space, awareness, communication,

  

Source: Adler, Andy - Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences