We still have a few places left on this useful
introduction to social software/Web 2.0, which has become an important means to
communicate and collaborate with colleagues and users and also provides great
opportunities for user input.
Sharing Made Simple:
a practical approach to social software
5 June 2007, Camden City Learning Centre, Charrington Street, London NW1 (near Euston and Kings Cross
day is co-facilitated by the
of Archivists' Data Standards Group and by Brian Kelly of UKOLN (http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/)
It is a hands-on course, with PCs provided
for delegates. Previous experience of interacting with social software is not
necessary, as this is an introductory course.
This course will provide a practical introduction to 'Web
2.0', which encompasses social software such as blogs, wikis and rss, and also
encourages a culture of collaboration, sharing, user-generated content and
openess. An introductory talk will describe some of the key technologies and the
culture associated with Web 2.0 and also outline some of the risks and
difficulties that such techologies may give rise to. A strategy for deploying
Web 2.0 will be described, which will include risk assessment and risk
management approaches, and ways of identifying the 'low-hanging fruit'.
The course will provide a number of case studies,
illustrating the use of social software within the archive domain and cultural
heratige sector. A large part of the day will be given over to practical hands-on
work, where delegates can undertake a
number of exercises that employ social software.