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Realising The Potential Of Web 2.0

Nordlib 2.0 - Get Inspired by Web 2.0 for Libraries

Realising The Potential of Web 2.0

Brian Kelly gave an invited closing plenary talk on "Realising The Potential of Web 2.0" from 15:00-16:00 at the "Nordlib 2.0 - Get Inspired by Web 2.0 for Libraries" conference at Aula Magna, Stockholm University on 21st November 2008.

Further information on the event is available on the conference blog.


Realising The Potential of Web 2.0
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Video Recordings of Talk

Official Video

The offical video of the talk is available on the conference Web site: [WMV format]. Note that a high quality video camera was used to take this video, and the cwemera operator zoomed in on the speaker.

Unofficial Video

A video of the talk was made using a Flip video camera. The video is available on Google Video and The Google Video is embedded below.

Note that the original .AVI file is also available.


Synchronised Video Recording and Slideshow of Talk

The video has also been synchronised with the slides using Zentation.

Realising The Potential of Web 2.0
Talk on Realising The Potential of Web 2.0


The Nordlib 2.0 conference is understandably excited about the potential of Library 2.0 and Web 2.0, and will seek to inspire participants with a variety of presentations outlining how the Web 2.0 environment is helping to enrich teaching, learning and research activities within the community.

But are such developments sustainable? What about the risks associated with, say, the use of third party services with no formal contractual agreements? And what about legal concerns, related to privacy, copyright, accessibility, etc.? How should institutions respond to such concerns? Do such the concerns mean that institutions should ignore the benefits which Web 2.0 seems to promise? Or should institutions ignore such conservatism, and be willing to embrace the challenges of the brave new world of Web 2.0?

In this presentation Brian Kelly, a national Web adviser in the UK, will give his thoughts on how higher educational institutions should respond to these challenges.

Biographical Details

Brian Kelly Brian Kelly works for UKOLN, a national centre of expertise in digital information funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and located at the University of Bath, Bath, UK. Brian's job title is UK Web Focus - a national Web coordination and advisory post. His areas of work include Web standards, Web accessibility and promotion of best practices for use of Web 2.0.

Brian is the current holder of the Information World Review's Information Professional of the Year.

Brian has presented at a number of international conferences this year including the Bridging Worlds 2008 Library 2.0 conference in Singapore, the iPres08 preservation conference in London, the Accessible Design in the Digital World '08 conference in York, UK, the Museums and the Web 2008 Conference in Montreal and the NDAP 2008 Conference in Taiwan.

Brian's UK Web Focus blog, available at provides a high profile discussion and dissemination channel for his interests.


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