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From static files to collaborative workspace with SharePoint

Kevin Herrera (University of Mississippi Libraries, University, Mississippi, USA)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 7 March 2008




The purpose of this paper is to examine the implementation of Microsoft SharePoint Services at the University of Mississippi Libraries with particular emphasis on the use of this technology in library departments. It aims to describe major components of the software, and to discuss examples of library use. This paper also seeks to explore some unanticipated benefits derived from using this software.


This paper covers key points from the preparation, setup, and training phases of this implementation.

Practical implications

Most twenty‐first century organizations need to collaborate electronically on a variety of projects. The suite of tools available in SharePoint offers one approach to electronic collaboration.


The University of Mississippi Libraries has been using SharePoint very successfully as a means of fostering online collaboration and communication. Other libraries could use this software in much the same way that University of Mississippi is using it. The discussion of specific library uses may help others identify potential uses in their libraries.



Herrera, K. (2008), "From static files to collaborative workspace with SharePoint", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 26 No. 1, pp. 80-94.



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