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MLA Yorkshire Workshop May 2008

Web 2.0 Social Networking for Museums, Libraries and Archives

Brian Kelly was a speaker and facilitator for a workshop on Web 2.0, Social Networking for Museums, Libraries & Archives held at the Sheffield Millennium Galleries, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PP on 12th May 2008.

Also note that a wiki to support the workshop is available.


Time Session Comments
Registration 10.00-10.30
10.30-10.40 Introduction Brian Kelly
10.40-11.30 What is Web 2.0, Why Is It, Why Is It Important and What Are the Benefits? Talk by Brian Kelly
11.30-12.00 Case Study 1: Engaging Youth Audiences With Web 2.0 Victoria Godfrey and Natalie Jones, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
12.00-12.15 Coffee  
12.15-12.45 Case Study 2: Bits and Blogs Ian Thilthorpe, Tyne and Wear Museums
12.45-13.15 Questions and discussion Speakers
13.15-13.45 Lunch  
13.45-15.30 Group Discussion 1: Exploring Options  
13.45-15.30 Group Discussion 2: Addressing Barriers  
13.45-15.30 Hands-on Session  
14.45-15.00 TEA  
15.30-15.45 Planning For The Future MLA Yorkshire
15.45-16.00 Conclusions  



What Is Web 2.0? Why Is It Important? What Are The Benefits?
[MS PowerPoint 97/2000 format] - [HTML format]
Exploring Options and Addressing Barriers
[MS PowerPoint 97/2000 format] - [HTML format]

Notes from Discussion Groups

A series of notes from the two discussion group sessions are available.


The results of the workshop evaluation are available.


Handouts For Hands-on Session

Using Gabbly: A Web-based Chat Tool
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Using Wikipedia To Read About Library & Museum Resources
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Using Wetpaint: An Externally Hosted Wiki Service
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Staff Development To Support Use Of Web 2.0 Technologies
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Using The Facebook Social Networking Service
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Using Netvibes To Read and Manage RSS Feeds
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Use Of Social Bookmarking And Social Sharing Services
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Using YouTube
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Participating In A Social Networking Service
[MS Word 97/2000 format]
Action Plans
[MS Word 97/2000 format]