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Web 2.0 and Library 2.0: Addressing Institutional Barriers

The following talk was given at the Internet Librarian International 2006 Conference held at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, on Monday 16th - Tuesday 17th October 2006.

Web 2.0 and Library 2.0: Addressing Institutional Barriers

Web 2.0 and Library 2.0: Addressing Institutional Barriers
Brian Kelly
At previous ILI conferences we have heard from the early adopters of the benefits of using Web 2.0 technologies within library and learning contexts. However there are often significant barriers which need to be overcome in order to deploy such services within a sustainable service environment.
In many cases, such barriers may, perhaps surprisingly, reflect not concerns over licensing costs and resource implications, but organisational cultural barriers based, perhaps on conservatism, but also on issues such as reliance on third party services, and related concerns over data protection, IPR and other legal concerns.
Such organisational barriers may result in tensions between innovators within departments and central IT service departments. There can be a danger that polarised positions may be taken - as satirised by Little Britain's "Computer Says No!" sketch.
This talk will highlight some of the areas of tension which organisations may face and outlines approaches which can be taken to overcome such barriers.
Date And Time
The talk was part of the "A101 Setting The Stage for 2.0" Track A session on Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 which will be held on 16th October 2006 from 10:30-11:30. The talk will last for 20 minutes.
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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 is an experienced presenter, and has spoken at all the previous Internet Librarian Conferences held in the UK. Brian works at UKOLN, a national centre of expertise in digital information management, which is based at the University of Bath.