Web 2.0: An Introduction

Brian Kelly gave a talk on Web 2.0: An Introduction at a CILIP UCRG (Yorkshire and Humberside Region) seminar which was held in rooms LS104, LS309 and LS310, Leslie Silver building, City Centre Campus, Leeds Metropolitan University, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds on 1st December 2006. The talk took place from 10.00 to 10.45.

For location details of the venue see:


We have heard a great deal about 'Web 2.0'. But what does it actually mean - in particular what are the implications for information professionals.

In this presentation Brian Kelly will not only talk about Web 2.0 but will also provide examples of how Web 2.0 technologies and the Web 2.0 culture of openness can provide benefits to information professionals.



Web 2.0: An Introduction
[HTML format] - [MS PowerPoint 97/2000 format]

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. Convinced of the potential of the Web Brian was an early pioneer and evangelist, giving many presentations across the UK higher education community and writing a handbook on Running A WWW Service. Since then Brian has written many articles and given many presentations about the Web and has attended several of the International World Wide Web Conferences, acting as a member of the programme committee on a number of occasions.

Since November 1996 Brian has been employed at UKOLN - a national centre of expertise in digital information management which is located at the University of Bath.

Brian's email address is b.kelly AT