Raising Awareness

"The IWMW event provides an opportunity for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services to hear about institutional case studies, national initiatives and emerging technologies and to actively participate in a number of parallel sessions."

IWMW 2009 is the thirteenth workshop.
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Institutional Web Management Workshop 2009

Plenary Talk P4: What is the Web?

#P4: "What is the Web?"
James Currall, Director of Information Strategy, University of Glasgow
The Web won't last because it isn't really anything! Is it 'stuff that can happen in a browser'? Well that covers almost anything since browser plugins and helpers sprout daily! It is just a bunch of tools for sharing information amongst a much wider set of tools (with new ones almost daily). It only takes a new cool tool to appear that doesn't use http and its all downhill from then on. Its really about INFORMATION (broadly described) and the role of IWMW is to get it flowing by going with the flow of how people interact with information and each other - sounds a bit like the finale in Aberdeen:-)
Contact Details:
James Currall
Director of Information Strategy
University of Glasgow, Southpark House
Phone: +44 (0) 141 330 4855
Special Requirements:
No PowerPoints slides or other visual aids will be used in this presentation. The screen display will consist of a live display of tweets from the audience about the presentation. In order to ensure that only tweet relevent to the talk are displayed, the display will provide a search of tweets tagged with the "#iwmwp4" tag. Note if you have space you could also use the "#iwmw2009" tag to ensure your tweet is included with other event tweets The Twitterfall service is likely to be used to provide this display.

Twitter Posts About This Talk

The hashtags #iwmwp4 #iwmw2009 and #p4 were used for this plenary talk. The Archivist desktop application was used to create a local copy of the tweets for this talk:

  • XML (for '#iwmw2009 #p4')
  • CSV (for '#iwmw2009 #p4')
  • XML (for '#iwmwp4')
  • CSV (for '#iwmwp4')

According to this tool, 26 Twitter posts were found for '#iwmw2009 #p4' and 139 for '#iwmwp4'.