Web 2.0

National Digital Forum, Wellington, New Zealand

I will be presenting a paper on emerging online trends, new user expectations and interacting with collections at the National Digital Forum 2006: Participating with Communities: Digital opportunities, collaborations and celebration in Wellington, New Zealand next week.

If you happen to be a reader from New Zealand or will be attending the event then I’d love to meet up and chat. Amongst the other overseas speakers are Jim Spadaccini from Ideum, Toby Travis from the V&A and Susan Chun from the Met Museum; and a slew of notables from NZ. There is a specialist web developer ‘un-conference’, on the day after as well.

The 2006 National Digital Forum conference focuses on creating digital content with an eye to the future. What will be expected of museums, archives, and libraries to reach end-user communities in the future, and what do we need to do today to get there?

International and local speakers will offer case studies and their insights into where digital content delivery is heading in the culture and heritage sector. The conference will also consider emerging trends such as allowing users to directly contribute content, and other interactive experiences enabled by new technologies.

30 November 2006 – 1 December 2006
Soundings Theatre, Te Papa