23 Things for Archivists

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What is 23 Things for Archivists?

We’re glad you asked! Following are 23 “Things” for you to explore, experiment with, and learn about the new and emerging technologies that are changing how information is used and created on the Internet today. Some of the “Things” might be useful in your work, some for sharing work (perhaps you serve on a committee), or for promoting your archives.

This is a self-discovery program that allows participants to take control of their own learning. You can work at home or at work, alone or in a group, at your own pace as you have time. You are encouraged to share your discoveries and insights with others through your blog postings.

Read each Thing in its entirety so you understand the activities. Feel free to skip a Thing if you are already familiar with it (but maybe blog about your experiences anyway).

The normal “side”bar is at the bottom of each page. There you will find the Meebo chat box to contact a mentor and a list of the mentors, the most recently posted comments, buttons to subscribe to the RSS feeds, and links to blogs you might want to use as resources.

Now jump in and have fun learning!

Thing 1: Blogging

Thing 2: Online Chat (Meebo)

Thing 3: What is Web 2.0?

Thing 4: RSS and RSS Feedreaders

Thing 5: Online Presentation Sharing (Slideshare)

Thing 6: Social Networking (Facebook)

Thing 7: Professional/Career Networking (LinkedIn)

Thing 8: Microblogging (Twitter)

Thing 9: URL Shorteners

Thing 10: Photo Sharing (Flickr)

Thing 11: Geotagging

Thing 12: Creative Commons

Thing 13: Image Generators/Mashups

Thing 14: Facebook Apps

Thing 15: Widgets

Thing 16: Podcasting/Vodcasting

Thing 17: Video Slideshows (Animoto)

Thing 18: Video Sharing (YouTube, Vimeo)

Thing 19: Online Timelines

Thing 20: Social Bookmarking

Thing 21: Wikis

Thing 22: Google Docs

Thing 23: Online Surveys

Wrapping Up

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