Regional Archives Maribor 2nd largest regional archives in Slovenia Holds about 17 running km of archives Celebrating the 80th anniversary in 2013
Research of Internet in Slovenia Do you have a profile on a social No % Yes % networking page? Men 277 43,2 364 56,8 Women 184 37,2 311 62,8 10-15 19 33,9 37 66,1 16-20 31 22,8 105 77,2 21-25 55 25,6 160 74,4 26-30 79 34,5 150 65,5 Age 31-35 41 36,6 71 63,4 36-40 36 37,1 61 62,9 41-50 95 62,5 57 37,5 50 or more 92 73,6 33 26,4 60% of people asked has a profile on at least one of the many web social networks
Presentation on the webAlmost all cultural institutions in Slovenia are present on the web at least with a website.
Use of Web 2.0 - archivesStarted in 2011Of nine archival institutions (state and church), four havebegun using Facebook and only one has a Twitter accountNone of Slovenian archives use any other web 2.0applications, such as blogs, wikis or RSS feeds, or forums…
Regional archives Maribor in Web 2.0• Facebook page and Twitter account
Regional Archives Maribor and Web 2.0Dilemmas: Lack of knowledge about the web 2.0 Web 2.0 informal nature Wasting time and effort for results which might not be satisfactory
Advantages: Bigger recognition Different ways of promoting our activities, our holdings etc. Crowdsourcing is very helpful Better communication with users
FB pages of archives and other cultural institutions
Conclusions Web 2.0 used mainly as a means of promotion Cultural institutions mostly use Facebook The culture of social networking and harvesting the users‘ knowledge still has to developWe still have some reservations, but if we don‘t try, we will never know how web 2.0 can benefit our work.