EVENT: Demystifying & adopting Web 2.0 technologies in the archives

Friday June 19, 2009, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lane Medical Library, Stanford School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford CA, 94305, Room M202

Are you interested in using Web 2.0 tools in your archives? Are you wondering if they are relevant to your work? Do you think that all these new “cool” tools will be difficult to master? This workshop provides archivists with an overview of “classic” and emerging Web 2.0 tools and techniques. Hands-on training will help attendees to gain experience effectively implementing these tools at work. Learn how to use emerging technologies to boost your productivity, network with colleagues, promote your institution, showcase archival collections, display digital objects, generate metadata, solicit user reviews, etc.

In this workshop you will learn:

* To recognize Web 2.0 techniques
* How to create a podcast
* How to submit/edit an article on Wikipedia
* How to create and manage a wiki for a project/class
* To collaborate through social bookmarking sites
* How to open an account with Flickr, Facebook and YouTube
* How to create a blog and publish tweets, etc.

More details at Society of California Archivists.