MLA “Web 2.0” Webcast

Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices: Discovering the Participatory Web
MLA’s Educational Webcast
Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 1:00 p.m., central time

As a part of this Webcast, I get to present about 30 minutes of practical tips with Michelle Kraft (which is a real treat because Michelle’s was one of the first blogs I ever subscribed to). Fun!

I have already asked Michelle not to wear a crushed red velvet A-frame dress (because it would embarrassing for us to to be taped wearing the same thing). Michelle has been kind in agreeing to accommodate me in this.

For those who plan to view the Webcast: Are there particular tools or subjects you’d like to see covered (or are there any in particular you’d prefer to have skipped?) Aside from cross-dressing (no, not really), what can presenters do to make this Webcast especially worth your time? Answer anonymously if you need to, but please share your opinions!

3 thoughts on “MLA “Web 2.0” Webcast

  1. I would really like to hear some ideas about what can be done in a filter-heavy environment, where everything from certain blogging sites (eg typepad) to IM to any web storage site is blocked.

  2. Hi David,

    I’m thrilled that you and Michelle are presenting — you’re my two favourite medlib bloggers.

    I’d like to know more about marketing these services to my non-tech-savvy patrons. I tried to push RSS readers for TOC alerts and saved searches, but gave up in the face of a definite lack of interest. I spent a ton of time setting this up for one client, and then a few months later she called and said she never remembers to check it, so could I just change them to come to her via e-mail. Then, she forgot her Google Reader ID and password! Luckily, I had saved her searches in Ovid Medline and never got around to deleting them, but that was basically the nail in the coffin of my RSS efforts. I have yet to encounter anyone in my hospital who has even heard of RSS, or shows any enthusiasm for it when I demonstrate it.

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