I talked about Web 2.0 technologies earlier this year in a review of MALL‘s spring meeting. While I have been blogging for over a year, I still didn’t get many of the other technologies or I thought I already was using them. The spring conference moved my thinking ahead a bit further. If you still need to learn about Web 2.0, you may want to check out the August 2008 issue of Information Outlook**. Articles include:
Podcasting: A New Way to Create, Capture and Disseminate Intellectual Capitalby Helen Clegg and Susan Montgomery – a how-to on podcasting that includes 10 things to consider when scoping out your podcast project plan (the following was included in the article):
- Define a podcast and how to produce one – this will help the uninitiated
- Look for examples of how competitors are using podcasts
- Reach out to your organization’s employees and ask them why they think podcasts are a good idea
- Put together examples of topics that could be presented
- Work out how much time will be required to produce a podcast (i.e., resource required in terms of people)
- What equipment will you need?
- What budget do you need for the series?
- Put together a timeline for getting the project underway
- Outline the key benefits to your organization
- Obtain buy-in from major stakeholders.
Hot New Web 2.0 Toolsby Jamal Cromity – describes “great combinations of web 2.0 tools that can enhance standard web pages, alerts, newsletters and list-serves and they can be incorporated into your workflows right now.”
Time to Step Out of the Box and Start Promoting Ourselvesby Stephen Abrahm – describes how “Our reputation will play out in the social Web space as much as anywhere else. We need to get good at this.”
** You must be a member to read the articles online at the SLA site.