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A Web 2.0 vision, Web 2.0 project management and real-world student learning in a website redevelopment project

McKeon, Kelly & Thompson, Ellen E. (2008) A Web 2.0 vision, Web 2.0 project management and real-world student learning in a website redevelopment project. Australian Library Journal, 57(4), pp. 394-405.

Abstract

The Arts Libraries Society of Australia and New Zealand (Arlis/ANZ) recently implemented a new web presence. More than just a web site, it was envisaged as a web 'identity', a virtual clubhouse where the Society could conduct its 'virtual business' and where members could 'meet' and contribute to the activities of their Society, free from physical and technical barriers.

This paper concentrates on the process of the project: the real-world learning collaboration with three student design teams; the Web 2.0 technologies and approach which enabled us to manage the project effectively; and how the project modeled the vision for the Web 2.0 look, feel and attitude of the final site.

The site is newly implemented, and is still in its infancy. Evaluation of the success of the Web 2.0 approach will be the focus of the next stages of the project. So while this paper does not provide an evaluation of the project, we reflect upon the next phase of actively engaging members, and measuring the success of the site against our vision of an "Arlis/ANZ 2.0".

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ID Code: 14415
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: web 2, 0, library associations, collaborative technologies, web site design, authentic learning, web, based project management, Arts Libraries Society of Australia and New Zealand, Arlis/ANZ
ISSN: 0004-9670
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 19 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 12:35

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