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"R-e-@ding: reaching out to readers in a digital world" Conference

De-mystifying the Social Web

Brian Kelly facilitated two breakout sessions on "De-mystifying the Social Web" at the R-e-@ding: reaching out to readers in a digital world Conference which was held at the Rufus Centre, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, MK45 1AH on 26th November 2009.


De-mystifying the Social Web
Twitter, Facebook, social networks, ... How can they help and what are the barriers?
About the session
This breakout session will provide a brief introduction to a number of Social Web services and provide a summary of the Web 2.0 environment. Following the initial presentation participants will work in small groups in order to identify (a) potential benefits of the Social Web, including specific examples of relevance to the individual participant, and (b) barriers to deployment of these potential services. The session will conclude by outlining approaches to addressing the barriers.
There were 20 participants at each of the sessions
Brian Kelly
A networked PC and projector will be required.
Exercises for the discussion groups and briefing papers will be masde available.
Biographical Details

Image of Brian Kelly Brian Kelly is UK Web Focus, a post funded by the JISC and the MLA which advises the UK's higher and further education communities and museums, libraries and archives sector on best practices in use of the Web.

Brian has given many presentations on Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 over the past few years inncluding delivering a sreries of workshops to the museums, libraries and archives communities.

Date And Time
Thursday 26th November 2009 in the sessions running from 10:55-12:05 and 14:15-15.15.
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Accompanying Resources

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