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