SESSION 104 - The Real Archives 2.0: Studies of Use, Views and Potential for Web 2.0

Aug 13, 2009
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Event Location: Salon J


Kate Theimer (Chair)
Archives 2.0: An Introduction

Angela McClendon Ossar, CA
Government Information Analyst
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Paying Attention to that Archivist behind the Curtain: An Investigation of User Interest

Mary E Samouelian, CA
Manager, Archival Processing
Harvard Business School
Embracing Web 2.0

Jessica Sedgwick, MLS
Associate Archivist for Reference and Digital Collections
Suffolk University
Let Me Tell You About my Grandpa: A Content Analysis of User Annotations to Online Archival Collections


Web 2.0 technologies (e.g., wikis, blogs) can allow websites to be very interactive and dynamic. There has been considerable discussion about the potential for “Archives 2.0.” The speakers summarize and consider implications of three empirical studies on the following:  What sorts of Web 2.0 services would users actually find valuable? What Web 2.0 components have archives already implemented? What are the characteristics of user engagement in existing implementations of Web 2.0 in archives?


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