Finding the Time for Web 2.0

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Published on March 19, 2008

Author: AnneWelsh

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Presentation to the NCVO Publishers' Forum Conference, 20 March 2008

Finding the Time Anne Welsh NCVO Publishers’ Forum, March 2008 Make Web 2.0 Work for You

2.0 For All? DON’T do it because it’s 2.0 DON’T do it because everyone else is 2.0 Do it because it meets your business needs Meet customer expectations Improve existing services Get the job done quicker / more easily

DON’T do it because it’s 2.0

DON’T do it because everyone else is 2.0

Do it because it meets your business needs

Meet customer expectations

Improve existing services

Get the job done quicker / more easily

Feed Me! Save your customers time and catch them when they’re in a good mood / ready for you ‘ Cookies’ by abielskas, http://www.flickr.com/photos/abielskas/22134354/

Print Catalogues I file hundreds, yearly – on receipt: ‘ Oscar the Grouch Cliche’ by Ben Scicluna, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben-sci/707184267/

I file hundreds, yearly – on receipt:

Law Library Campaign November 2007

*Bookshop* Meets Demand, February 2008

Customer Needs What the Law Librarians wanted: i.e. All the stuff you normally use to make a purchase decision – they just wanted it faster Excerpt from ‘Dear Publisher, we want RSS now!’, Binary Law, 2 November 2007 http://www.binarylaw.co.uk/index.php/2007/11/02/dear-publisher-we-want-rss-now/

What the Law Librarians wanted:

i.e. All the stuff you normally use to make a

purchase decision – they just wanted it faster

You Make the Data “ Recycle” it for RSS! Excerpt from ‘Dear Publisher, we want RSS now!’, Binary Law, 2 November 2007 http://www.binarylaw.co.uk/index.php/2007/11/02/dear-publisher-we-want-rss-now/

Money for Old Rope? Create a feed for your data: Website manager / publisher (Most CMS have RSS) Buy software & create e.g. Feed-for-all, http://www.feedforall.com/ Use free software e.g. RSS-xpress, http://rssxpress.ukoln.ac.uk/ Image: ‘Ropes on the Beach’ by extranoise, http://www.flickr.com/photos/extranoise/490460126/

Create a feed for your data:

Website manager / publisher

(Most CMS have RSS)

Buy software & create

e.g. Feed-for-all,

http://www.feedforall.com/

Use free software

e.g. RSS-xpress,

http://rssxpress.ukoln.ac.uk/

Too Technical? Too Political? Image: from ‘Finding Your Life Work’ (1940), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBANGqNZ8_g

Blog It! The feed is generated automatically, for free

Image: ‘Typewriter Letters’ by Laineys Repertoire, http://www.flickr.com/photos/76283671@N00/184612848/

Work as a Group *Always* have clear guidelines on what to include Image: ‘More Muppets’ by mj*laflaca, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjlaflaca/197703284/

*Always* have clear guidelines on what to include

Original Content? Most time-consuming to produce In surveys, readers prefer it Be regular (once a month, once a week, etc. AND / OR Pad it out ( cf. Magazines)

Most time-consuming to produce

In surveys, readers prefer it

Be regular (once a month, once a week, etc.

AND / OR

Pad it out

( cf. Magazines)

Overall Strategy How does it fit with existing work? If it’s not part of your main website, where are you going to make the links? Navigation – even if you’re doing this yourself, draw on others’ skills to help Webmaster Information staff

How does it fit with existing work?

If it’s not part of your main website, where

are you going to make the links?

Navigation – even

if you’re doing this

yourself, draw on

others’ skills to help

Webmaster

Information staff

Email newsletters You could replace these with 2.0 BUT Users can be loyal, sticking with the mailshot as well as / instead of RSS How tech-savvy is your audience?

You could replace these with 2.0

BUT

Users can be loyal, sticking with the mailshot as well as / instead of RSS

How tech-savvy is your audience?

Do you use your enewsletter to maintain a mailing list? Is it useful to have an accurate count of subscribers to an ebulletin when you apply for funding? Do you carry advertisements in your enews?

Do you use your enewsletter to maintain a

mailing list?

Is it useful to have an accurate count of

subscribers to an ebulletin when you apply for

funding?

Do you carry advertisements in your enews?

Just Another Channel? This blog links to authors’ blogs, the catalogue & relevant news on the main website

Competition?

Time-Saving 2.0 1. Developers always have a wishlist

1. Developers always have a wishlist

Time-Saving 2.0 2. Think BIG ... ... then scale to your needs & budget

2. Think BIG ...

... then scale to

your needs & budget

Time-Saving 2.0 3. Watch your wealthy competitors ... feeds work for competitive intelligence, too

3. Watch your wealthy competitors

Time-Saving 2.0 4. Keep up with new technology New, difficult things get easier over time People write help notes & programmes

4. Keep up with new technology

New, difficult things get easier over time

People write help notes & programmes

Time-Saving 2.0 5. Re-use, repurpose & redirect

5. Re-use, repurpose & redirect

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