Caught up in Web 2.0? Practical implementations and creative solutions for librarians and publishers: London

22 Nov 2007 10:00
22 Nov 2007 16:00


“A good mixture of content with an excellent range of knowledgable speakers.” 

"Learnt lots!"

“Excellent – lots of practical stuff plus sessions that really got me thinking.  What
more could you want?”

And Jane Secker, one of the speakers at the seminar, has reviewed the day on the
LASSIE project blog.


As Facebook and MySpace wage their own war for the hearts and minds of social networking disciples, the innovators and early adopters in the library and publishing communities are already forging ahead with practical and creative implementations of the new technology, whilst the majority of us occupy a position somewhere between fascination and bewilderment.

This one-day UKSG seminar is designed to meet the needs of those who want to understand what all the fuss is about, and will provide real examples of how libraries and publishers are using Web 2.0 to meet the needs of their mutual customers.

UKSG has assembled some of the leading practitioners in the field and drawn widely from the scholarly communications chain with a deliberate focus on the practical and the possible.  For anyone wanting to understand more fully the possibilities offered by Web 2.0 or to take back real examples to their own organisation, this one-day event is the perfect starting point.


UKSG members:    £135.00 + £23.63 VAT (total £158.63)
Non-members:     £170.00 + £29.75 VAT (total £199.75)
The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (Library)
1 Carlton House Terrace
Tel.:  020 7451 7300
Location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


10.00 Registration and coffee
10.30 Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Karen Blakeman, Information and Internet Consultant, RBA Information Services

10.40 The threads of Web 2.0 
Leigh Dodds, Chief Technical Officer, Ingenta, a division of Publishing Technology
11.10 There are real people in there?: blogging, IM and more in Worcester
Paul Williams, Library Systems Manager, University of Worcester

11.40 Web 2.0 and distributed services: good things for everyone
Mike Ellis, (until recently) Head of Web, National Museum of Science and Industry
12.10 Lunch

13.00 A parallel universe?  Blogs, wikis, Web 2.0 and a complicated future for
scholarly communication

David Smith, Business Innovations Manager, CABI

13.30 The adventures of LASSIE: libraries, social software and distance learners
Jane Secker, Learning Technology Librarian, Centre for Learning Technology,
London School of Economics and Political Science

14.00 Tea

14.20 Delivering the 2.0 promise
Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, Talis

14.50 A snapshot of UK library and educational use of Second Life
Andy Powell, Head of Development, Eduserv Foundation, Eduserv

15.20 Questions to panel

15.45 Close of seminar

How to book

Booking for this seminar is now closed.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler


By Wednesday 14 November 2007 - full refund
From Thursday 15 November 2007 - no refund

NB:  UK Serials Group reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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