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Archives 2.0


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Archives 2.0

  1. 1. An introduction to using Web 2.0 in archives Kiara King Society of Archivists Conference, York 28 August 2008
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>What is Web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>Why engage with Web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>The technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr, Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Rules of engagement </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Think of it as an ‘ umbrella term ’ </li></ul><ul><li>for new ways to interact with web </li></ul>What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>3 key points: </li></ul><ul><li>Be open </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage participation </li></ul><ul><li>Provide good user experience </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why engage? <ul><li>The era of control is over: </li></ul><ul><li>You can either stay in the bunker, or you can jump out there and try to participate, to not participate is criminal. </li></ul><ul><li>- Ed Dilworth, Wired Magazine </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why engage? Archives have extraordinary content and the ability to touch real people = a duty to engage and share
  6. 6. Benefits <ul><li>Web 2.0 tools give an archive: </li></ul><ul><li>Increased awareness of its collections </li></ul><ul><li>Varied access points </li></ul><ul><li>Diversification of users </li></ul><ul><li>Improved relationships & links in the sector </li></ul><ul><li>Additional information about collections </li></ul><ul><li>New dynamic ways to engage </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>There are hundreds of Web 2.0 technologies out there. </li></ul>Which technologies? Focus today will be on: Blogs Wikis Podcasts Flickr
  8. 8. Flickr <ul><li>Use to: </li></ul><ul><li>Share digital images </li></ul><ul><li>Collect images </li></ul><ul><li>Collect comments </li></ul><ul><li>Link to your official site </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of New Zealand </li></ul>Upload and share images Enable your users to add and comment
  9. 9. Wikis <ul><li>Use to: </li></ul><ul><li>Capture user knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Add value </li></ul><ul><li>Give users a forum </li></ul><ul><li>Revise catalogues safely! </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Your Archives </li></ul>Create web pages that allow anyone to participate by contributing/modifying content
  10. 10. Blogs <ul><li>Use to: </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Online exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of the month </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight treasures </li></ul><ul><li>Transcripts of diaries </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Special Collections at the University of Bradford </li></ul>Websites with frequently updated posts, links to other sites and reader comments
  11. 11. Podcasts <ul><li>Use to: </li></ul><ul><li>Share recordings with wider audience </li></ul><ul><li>Record talks, instructions for using archive and audio transcriptions of documents </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>TNA - Podcast Series </li></ul><ul><li>examples </li></ul>Audio or video recordings available to download
  12. 12. Rules of engagement <ul><li>Think </li></ul><ul><li>Be open-minded & experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Engage your users </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from others (museums & libraries) </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun </li></ul>
  13. 13. Questions <ul><li>many more examples available at: </li></ul><ul><li>contact me </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>