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Web 2.0 and Social Networking for Museums, Libraries & Archives

Barriers To Effective Use Of Web 2.0

A summary of the discussion groups on barriers to effective use of Web 2.0 at the UKOLN workshop on Exploiting the Potential of Web 2.0 and the Social Web organised on behalf of Renaissance East Midlands on 18th March 2009 is given below.

Note that the original source material for these notes is available on the workshop wiki.

Group 1:

  • Lots of work to keep up to date and keep things fresh
  • How do museum users get into it and find you
  • Barriers put up by local authorities
  • Try to keep up with technology but social networking sites are only useful when everyone taking part
  • Problem we may miss the boat
  • Flikr - problems with permissions for photographs
  • E-safety is an issue that needs to considered
  • Lots of personal information now in the ether would not have been given away before
  • Marketing has to be targeted on social networking sites

Group 2:

  • It is not very intuitive on Facebook to create a corporate page
  • Social network sites change and you have no control of your content
  • Can be exhausting to follow blogs about blog, facebooks about facebook
  • Copyright ownership - Flikr uses creative commons, Facebook a bit les