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

10.00-17.00, Tuesday 5 June 2007, Camden City Learning Centre, Charrington Street, London NW1 (near Euston and Kings Cross Stations)

This training day is co-facilitated by the the Society 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.

Description

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.
 
For more information please see the Society of Archivists' website: http://www.archives.org.uk/thesociety/specialinterestgroups/datastandardsgroup/trainingandevents.html
 
Booking
 
Fee: Data Standards Group members: 60; Society of Archivists' members: 70; non-members: 85 to include lunch and refreshments
 
Please book for this course through the Society of Archivists' booking form: http://www.archives.org.uk/thesociety/specialinterestgroups/datastandardsgroup/trainingandevents.html
 
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Kind Regards,
Jane Stevenson
Training Officer, Data Standards Group
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