How Recent Web Developments Offer Low-cost Opportunities for Service Development

About The Talk

Brian Kelly gave a talk on How Recent Web Developments Offer Low-cost Opportunities for Service Development from 11.30-12.00 on 26th April 2007 at the London Museums Librarians and Archivists Group Biennial One Day Conference on All Change: Adapt and Thrive in a Digital Age at the BP Theatre, British Museum, London.


Cultural heritage organisations are now working in an environment in which technologies such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and RSS feeds and services such Flickr, del.ici.ous, Blogger, LibraryThing, etc. may have a role to play in supporting the cultural heritage sector. In this rapidly changing technological environment the ramifications reach way beyond the familiar world of the library system manager. However, unlike Web developments 5 years ago, a time in which significant developments appeared to require the installation of complex content management systems, the Web 2.0 environment provides an opportunity to exploit services provided on the network which require limited technical expertise. Too good to be true? Possibly - and there will be a need to develop a risk management strategy to ensure that problems which could be encounteded can be managed.

In this talk Brian Kelly will give an overview of Web 2.0 and its potential within the museum, libary and archive sector and describe deployment strategies designed to overcome institutional barriers which may be faced and minimising associated risks.



How Recent Web Developments Offer Low-cost Opportunities for Service Development
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Biographical Details

Brian Kelly's job title is "UK Web Focus". His remit is to support the higher and further education and cultural heritage communities in making effective use of Web technologies. His post is funded by the JISC and the MLA.

Brian is an experienced Web developer having set up his first Web site in January 1993 whilst working in the Computing Service at the University of Leeds. In November 1996 Brian moved to UKOLN - a national centre of expertise in digital information management which is located at the University of Bath.

Since January 2006 Brian has been pro-active in giving talks and presentations and running workshops on various aspects of Web 2.0 - an interest which will continue into 2007.

Brian's email address is b.kelly AT