Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Archives on ning

There is an Archives2.0 ning community now. This is a social networking community that allows you to do many of the usual things like:

  • Participate in the forum discussion
  • Add photos and videos
  • Blog
  • Start groups and events

However, most importantly there are lots of examples of innovative archives service delivery, hints, tips and new tools suggested by other members. There is also a Records Management 2.0 ning group which has been going for a while.

The Archives 2.0 network was set up using Ning. This is a service that allows you to create social networks for specific purposes. Having joined today and taken a quick look around the site it looks like it could have potential outside of professional networking. For example it could be used by an archive service to create a network or community area for users of archive services or researchers specialising in a particular topic.

2 comments:

Christian 25 August 2009 at 19:42  

Thanks for advertising the community! :-)

And what you say about Ning is true -- there are even some good examples for that. If you would ask my colleague Luud de Brouwer -- also on the Archives 2.0 network -- he could tell you about working with Ning within his archives's projects.

Kiara King 26 August 2009 at 10:58  

Thanks Christian, I'll definitely look up Luud's work. It would make a good post to expand on the idea of using ning in an archive.

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