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UKOLN is based at the University of Bath.

Web 2.0 and Social Networking for Museums, Libraries and Archives

MLA London Workshop 14 July 2008


Stephanie Taylor and Brian Kelly were speakers and facilitators for a workshop on "Web 2.0 and Social Networking for Museums, Libraries & Archives" held at CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE on 14th July 2008. This event was organised on behalf of MLA London. Further information is available on the MLA London events page.


Web 2.0 and the Social Web are terms which are now being used widely. But what exactly do these terms mean? And what, if anything, can Web 2.0 and the Social Web offer to museums, libraries and archives - especially small organisations with limited budgets and technical expertise?

This workshop, which is being organised by UKOLN, a national centre of expertise in digital information management, will attempt to answer these questions. As well as demystifying the terms and the technologies, the workshop will also address the challenges which institutions may face in seeking to make use of Web 2.0 to support the needs of their users.

Accompanying Wiki

Note that a wiki was set up to support the workshop.


The timetable is given below.

Time Session Comments
10.00-10.30 Registration and coffee (Ewart Rooms on lower level)  
10.30-10.40 Introduction Brian Kelly
10.40-11.30 An Introduction to Web 2.0 and the Social Web Talk - Stephanie Taylor
Slides: [MS PowerPoint format] - [HTML format]
11.30-12.00 Case Study 1: Getting Dulwich Picture Gallery Blogging Ingrid Beazley, Dulwich Picture Gallery
12.00-12.30 Case Study 2: Web 2.0 in the Real World Mia Ridge, Museum of London
12.30-13.30 Lunch (Ewart Rooms on lower level)  
13.30-14.00 Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Digital Preservation
Slides: [MS PowerPoint format] - [HTML format]
Talk - Brian Kelly
14.00-14.30 Group Discussion 1: Exploring Options
Slides: [MS PowerPoint format] - [HTML format]
14.30-15.00 Group Discussion 2: Addressing Barriers  
15.00-15.20 TEA (Ewart Rooms on lower level)  
15.20-15.45 Report Back All
15.45-16.00 Conclusions  


Handouts For Hands-on Session

Action Plans
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Use of Blogs in Libraries, Cultural heritage Briefing Document No. 3, UKOLN
[About] - [HTML] - [MS Word]
Use of Blogs in Museums, Cultural heritage Briefing Document No. 4, UKOLN
[About] - [HTML] - [MS Word]
An Introduction To Social Networks, Cultural heritage Briefing Document No. 13, UKOLN
[About] - [HTML] - [MS Word]
Addressing Barriers to Blogging, Cultural heritage Briefing Document No. 12, UKOLN
[About] - [HTML] - [MS Word]


Accompanying Resources

For a list of related resources please see the social bookmarking Web site (for the tag 'mla-london-2008-07'):

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