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Archives 2.0:  An Introduction Kate Theimer Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting  August 13, 2009
Archives 2.0: What it is NOT  <ul><li>Not a passing fad </li></ul><ul><li>Not just Archives + Web 2.0  </li></ul><ul><li>N...
Archives 1.0  vs.  Archives 2.0  <ul><li>Closed </li></ul><ul><li>Opaque </li></ul><ul><li>Archivist/record-centered </li>...
Archives 2.0 is natural evolution <ul><li>Result of  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased professionalization </li></ul></ul><u...
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Archives 2.0: An Introduction

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This presentation was developed as an introduction and overview of the concept of Archives 2.0 for a session at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists.

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Archives 2.0: An Introduction

  1. 1. Archives 2.0: An Introduction Kate Theimer Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting August 13, 2009
  2. 2. Archives 2.0: What it is NOT <ul><li>Not a passing fad </li></ul><ul><li>Not just Archives + Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Not something in the future </li></ul><ul><li>Not just for “tech” people </li></ul>
  3. 3. Archives 1.0 vs. Archives 2.0 <ul><li>Closed </li></ul><ul><li>Opaque </li></ul><ul><li>Archivist/record-centered </li></ul><ul><li>Localized practices </li></ul><ul><li>Technology-phobic </li></ul><ul><li>Results “unmeasurable” </li></ul><ul><li>Archivist as provider or gatekeeper, authority </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on “perfect” products </li></ul><ul><li>Archivists valued because of what they know </li></ul><ul><li>Tradition </li></ul><ul><li>Relied on users to find us </li></ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>Transparent </li></ul><ul><li>User-centered </li></ul><ul><li>Use of standards </li></ul><ul><li>Technology-savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring outputs, outcomes, impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Archivist as facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Open to iterating products </li></ul><ul><li>Archivists valued because of what they do </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation & flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for ways to attract new users </li></ul>
  4. 4. Archives 2.0 is natural evolution <ul><li>Result of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased professionalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technological evolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More sophisticated users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broader spectrum of users </li></ul></ul>

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