EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE PROVISION OF ACCESS TO ARCHIVES
ARCHIVES 1.0 ARCHIVES 2.0
Closed OpenOpaque TransparentArchivist/record-centred User-centredLocalised practices Use of standardsTechnology-phobic Technology-savvyResults ‘unmeasurable’ Measuring outcomes, outputs, impactsArchivist as provider or gatekeeper,authorityArchivist as facilitatorFocused on ‘perfect’ products Open to iterating productsArchivists valued because of what theyknowArchivists valued because of what they doTradition Innovation & flexibilityRelied on users to find us Looking for ways to attract new users
This transformation will not be won by waiting. Perhaps the most valuable feature of Web 2.0 isits emphasis on participation and experimentation. You learn by doing. The knotty problems thatseem to block our way might unravel as we become more familiar with the technology, as wework with users to develop new resources, as we try, fail and try again.For these reasons this report does not attempt to provide a detailed summary of onlinetechnologies. Even if it were possible, it would be of little use. Nor does this report provide a Web2.0 primer – such resources are already available online. What this report seeks to provide is a setof potential starting points – questions, technologies and possibilities – that might form the basisfor further discussions and experiments.What is required is an ongoing commitment to explore. We need to share ideas and resources andto seek answers together.
RESOURCESOverviews and surveys
A useful introduction to Web 2.0 technologies and their potential impact onarchives.
Includes a series of detailed case studies covering topics such as blogs,mashups, photo sharing, tagging and wikis.ARCHIVES 2.0<ARCHIVES2POINT0.WETPAINT.COM>
A wiki listing archives, special collections and historical societies that haveimplemented Web 2.0 technologies.
Categories include: blogs, wikis, podcasts, microblogging, image sharing, videosharing and mashups.