Based on surveys and firsthand research across the archivist's profession, Special Collections 2.0: New Technologies for Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archival Collections offers essential advice and practical ideas for creating, collecting, and preserving born-digital materials for optimal long-term accessusing the best of what the new Web has to offer.
Special Collections 2.0 surveys the web's new options for interconnectivity and interactivity tool by tool, exploring the benefits and shortcomings of applying each to the special collection and archives profession. It combines expert analysis of the pros and cons of Web 2.0 with numerous reports of how wikis, blogs, photosharing, social networks, and more are already being put to work in this essential field. Creators, researchers, and caretakers of the historic recordeven those anxious about using the Internetwill understand the best ways to put Web 2.0 to work in the service of our cultural heritage.
- Separate chapters on the new tools of Web 2.0, including wikis, blogs, photosharing, and different social networks
- A helpful bibliography of print and online resources for further reading
- A glossary of terms with definitions of important Web tools and acronyms
- A complete index
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About the Author
Lynne M. Thomas, MS, MA, is head of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library and Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Rare Book and Manuscript Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.