From Bits to Blogs - Taking the IT Revolution into Museums, Libraries and Archives

Brian Kelly participated in a seminar on From Bits to Blogs - Taking the IT Revolution into Museums, Libraries and Archives at the Learning Resource Centre, University of Teesside on Wednesday 18th October 2006.

The MLA North East Web site provides access to the event announcement and session details.

Note that feedback of the seminar is available on a WetPaint wiki.

Session Details

Brian contributed the following sessions:

About The Speaker

Brian Kelly's job title is UK Web Focus - an advisory post funded by the JISC and MLA to advise the higher and further education sectors and the cultural heritage sector on best practices related to the Web.

Brian has been involved in using the Web since January 1993, when he helped established a Web service at the University of Leeds - probably the first institutional Web service in the UK HE community and one of the first fifty organisations around the world to register a Web service (as described in How the Web Was Born: The Story of the World Wide Web by James Gillies and Robert Cailliau).

Brian is based at UKOLN, a national centre of expertise in digital information management located at the University of Bath.



Web 2.0: Implications For The Cultural Heritage Sector
[HTML format] - [MS PowerPoint 97/2000 format]


QA For Web Handbook
About The Handbook - Handbook (MS Word format)

URLs Used In Exercises

Gabbly Chat Tool
Gabbly online chat service - exercise 1.
Wetpaint Wiki
Wetpaint Wiki.
Seminar Suprglu Site
Seminar Suprglu Site - exercise 3.
RSSxl creation tool
- exercise 4.
Output from RSSxl creation tool
- exercise 4.
RSS and OPML tools
- exercise 5.
- exercise 6.
Tame The Web Blog
Tame The Web Blog - exercise 7.
Library 2.0 Podcasts
Library 2.0 Podcasts - exercise 7.


Exercise 1: Using Gabbly: A Web-based Chat Tool
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Exercise 2: Using Wikipedia To Read About Museum Resources
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Exercise 3: Using Wetpaint: An Externally Hosted Wiki Service
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Exercise 4: Using SuprGlu: An RSS Aggregation Service
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Exercise 5: Embedding RSS Feeds Into Web Pages
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Exercise 6: Use Of Social Bookmarking And Social Sharing Services
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Exercise 7: Staff Development To Support Use Of Web 2.0 Technologies
[MS Word 97/2000 format]

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