The KS Project is looking forward to promote the use of Web-based collaborative tools. To do so we need to share easy-to-understand resources.  One good example is this series of short explanatory videos, developed by Common Craft (http://www.commoncraft.com/show), which “goal is to fight complexity with simple tools and plain language”.   The series contains so far videos on Social Bookmarking, Social Networking, Wikis and RSS.

It is interesting from the content perspective: The Institutional Knowledge Sharing (IKS) pilot project on Best Practices for Research Data Management (RDM) will use a wiki to develop a RDM cookbook. But it is also of interest from a process perspective: The use of short videos, downloadable from the Internet, which can be used for a variety of objectives, explanatory like in the Commoncraft series, or for marketing like in the “Storymercial” IKS pilot project.

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