SharePoint Governance + other finds


Unsure why I did not find this via fs web earlier, but I found some interesting things searching for “sharepoint” on FSweb.

Check this out from September 2010 via <>.

Microsoft Office SharePoint will improve collaboration across the agency with features like team-managed web sites with built-in document management, calendars, blogs, and other social media features. Microsoft Word, Excel, and other MS Office products will work directly with documents stored in SharePoint for shared authoring, and version management. CIO is developing pilots and working with Resource Information Managers (RIMs) and Information Management Directors (IMDs) to select which SharePoint features we will use.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Facilitates collaboration

Provides content management features

Implements business processes

Supplies access to information that is essential to organizational goals and processes

New system Pilot being set up No change

And there is a governance site!

The above governance site has a link out to a resource that says “focus: replace current ‘O’ drive”

Also interesting link to an earlier survey of O drive usage – some SharePoint related metrics included:

6. What other locations or media do you use to store content? (Choose all that apply)

C-Drive 4059 79.6%
T-Drive 1697 33.3%
SharePoint 1092 21.4%
External hard drive 2812 55.2%
Shared network drive (e.g. NAS – Networked Attached Storage) 218 4.3%
USB flash drives 3307 64.9%
External "cloud" storage 267 5.2%
Other 174 3.4%

Also from this site – a new tool I was not aware of:

Always fun things to find in a large organization…


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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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