Collaborative authoring tools in OpenLabyrinth

From the last post, you will have seen that anyone can get a case going in OpenLabyrinth. But for more extensive projects involving many cases, it is best to get a team going. A mix of skills and activities often makes for a more productive setup.

Coming soon to OLab3 is a set of enhancements that will make collaborative authoring more feasible. Look for things like hidden node comments (visible only to authors), object annotations, integrated messaging, workflow management (at a simple level).

For example, just finding useful images from the web to illustrate the finer points of your case can be incredibly time consuming. Do you want to burn hours of your skilled clinical authors’ time on this when they can better focus on crafting good case narratives? Our new markup and annotation tools will make it easier to ensure that images are properly attributed and licensed, before publication.