Ohiolawlibrary Collaboration

Ohio’s county law libraries are in trouble, with sizable charges for staff and space being added to a diminishing revenue source (traffic tickets!). One of the things we are trying is collaborating more as a group, as opposed to irregular meetings or just local social networks. One experiment we’re trying is using a collaborative Web site, called Ohiolawlibrary.org.  We’re using a hosted installation of the Joomla content management system at Ohiolawlibrary.org. It includes a document management module (REMository), a calendar/event scheduler (EXTCalendar), and the typical news function, syndicated of course to RSS, that you see on these sorts of sites.  A number of librarians have registered to use the site and we’ll see if it helps or hinders us in building stronger intra-library ties.