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SRMA talk on archivists and web 2.0

  1. 1. 23 Things for Archivists Reference, Access and Outreach Section Kathy Marquis Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists Laramie, WY 15 October 2010
  2. 2. My background <ul><li>Nearly 30 years as reference archivist in university and historical society/state archives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radcliffe, MIT, Minnesota Historical Society, Bentley Historical Library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Since 2002, public services librarian at Albany County Public Library in Laramie </li></ul><ul><li>Member of SAA RAO Section steering committee, 2006-2008 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>This is where it all started </li></ul><ul><li>“ 23 Things for Librarians” website </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>A way to try out Web 2.0 applications </li></ul><ul><li>A way to introduce and train staff </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is “23 Things for Archivists?” <ul><li>RAO subgroup to develop and conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Invited RAO members to participate – got 23! </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors: subgroup members, plus two grad student interns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrote the Things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answered questions from participants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All participants maintained blogs, interacted with each other (some…) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. What were the Things? <ul><li>No, really… </li></ul><ul><li>What were they? </li></ul>
  7. 7. As you click on the links <ul><li>I’ve tried to find examples of each of these applications in archives settings, where I can </li></ul>
  8. 8. Eleven wwweeks: <ul><li>Week One </li></ul><ul><li>Thing One: Blogs ( great example: letters of a WWI soldier ) </li></ul><ul><li>Thing Two: RSS, RSS Feedreaders </li></ul>
  9. 9. Week Two <ul><li>Thing Three: Web 2.0 – what is it </li></ul><ul><li>Thing Four: Slideshare – like this one! </li></ul><ul><li>Thing Five: Online chat ( Meebo ) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Week Three <ul><li>Thing Six: Social networking – Facebook, LibraryThing , etc </li></ul><ul><li>Thing Seven: Professional and career networking ( LinkedIn ) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Week Four <ul><li>Thing Eight: Microblogging ( Twitter ) </li></ul><ul><li>Thing Nine: URL shorteners like TinyUrl </li></ul>
  12. 12. Week Five <ul><li>Thing Ten: Photo Sharing ( Flickr , Photobucket, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Thing Eleven: Geotagging </li></ul><ul><li>Thing Twelve: Creative Commons </li></ul>
  13. 13. Week Six <ul><li>Thing Thirteen: Mashup sites like Big Huge Labs (example: Image generators make your own “For Dummies” book cover ) </li></ul><ul><li>Thing Fourteen: Widgets (example: the MyLinks widget on this archives page </li></ul>
  14. 14. Week Seven <ul><li>Thing Fifteen: Podcasts /Vodcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Thing Sixteen: Video Sharing ( YouTube , Vimeo ) </li></ul><ul><li>Thing Seventeen: Creating Videos from Photos (like Animoto ) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Week Eight <ul><li>Thing Eighteen: social bookmarking like Delicious </li></ul>
  16. 16. Week Nine <ul><li>Thing Nineteen: Wikis – creating them and adding citations to wikipedia about our collections (see “External Links”) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Week Ten <ul><li>Thing Twenty: Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Thing Twenty-one: Google docs </li></ul>
  18. 18. Week Eleven <ul><li>Thing Twenty-two: Online Surveys like Zoomerang and Survey Monkey </li></ul><ul><li>Thing Twenty-three: Wrap up </li></ul>
  19. 19. What did we learn? <ul><li>Everyone wants to continue to learn, even if at their own pace </li></ul><ul><li>Participants appreciated the chance to try out new things – hardest part: too little time… </li></ul><ul><li>Oddly, they weren’t very interactive – with each other </li></ul><ul><li>RAO wants to continue this project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeating the 23 Things for others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving on to other Things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May not be able to provide mentors, though </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Ways to learn more <ul><li>Go through the 23 Things yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Do it with a group – share experience, be each others’ mentors </li></ul><ul><li>My latest example: Prezi (an alternative to PowerPoint!) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Need a how-to? <ul><li>There are lots of free instructional presentations, handouts and videos available on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Always try YouTube! </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare ( ) is a great resource </li></ul><ul><li>Also try LibGuides ( ). Members subscribe, but anyone can view them </li></ul>
  22. 22. What are you all trying? What do you think?