SESSION 401 - The Potential of Web 2.0 for Collection Development

Aug 14, 2009
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Event Location: Salon H


Jessica L. Lacher-Feldman, MA , MLS , CA (Chair)
Assistant Dean for Special Collections and Preservation
University of Rochester

Laura E. Uglean Jackson
Archives and Special Collections Librarian
University of Northern Colorado
Archiving Matthew Shepard: Appraisal and Acquisition of Web 2.0 Sites

Lynne M. Thomas, MLS , MA
Northern Illinois University
Donor Relations 2.0: Using Web 2.0 to Connect with Donors

Amy C. Schindler
Director of Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska at Omaha
The Ivory Tower Opens Up: Documenting College Controversy


Much of the future historical record is being created on blogs, wikis, and social networking and sharing websites. These technologies offer content; a means to identify movements, perspectives, and activities that merit documentation; and tools to network with and target potential donors and users. Panelists discuss their experiences using Web 2.0 to build collections and donor relationships; how collecting from these sites differs from traditional selection, appraisal, and acquisition; and methods of providing access to materials.


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