Archivists are becoming more conscious of the need to provide interactive services to our users and to find creative ways to improve our professional skills. Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, social tagging, RSS, and wikis are providing archivists with new tools to enter into conversations with our users and our colleagues. The following case studies highlight the different ways that archivists can use Web 2.0 technologies to extend their professional influence.
Photo Sharing Sites
Podcasts and Downloadable Video
- “From Vault to User’s Screen: Using Video-casting and Video-sharing Technologies for Universal Access, Outreach, and Publicity for the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library Multimedia Collection”
RSS and Newsreaders
Social Network Services
- “Using Facebook to Create Community: The SAA Group Experience”
- “Bancroft 2.0: Utilizing Web Technologies to Improve Access to Archival Materials”
Tagging and Folksonomies
If you are engaged in an archives-related Web 2.0 project, either in your repository or personally, and would like to share your experiences through a case study, please send an introductory e-mail to the editors with a proposal for your case study. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.