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Excellent article around real life use of Google Docs and more generally online collaboration

How this "web collaboration" stuff can really work over at the Google Librarian Central with the Google Docs & Spreadsheets: Collaborating in the Classroom or Library article. It ends with the following excellent tips: Tips for first-timers Don't be shy – jump in and go for it. You'll find the tool bar, spell-check, and other elements of the word-processing software very familiar, but with a huge advantage over traditional applications. Your documents will be saved automatically about every 20 seconds or so. As long as you have access to a computer connected to the Internet, you have access to the document. It's saved online so you don't have to think about file space, file names, folders, or anything else that could come between you and the document. Change the name of your document any time you like. Once a document is saved, it's easy to change the name. Just click on the title and type in the new name. You must collaborate! Don't hesitate