The new book is now available: A Different Kind of Web

It’s been a long time in the works, but my new book is now available for purchase from the SAA Bookstore (SAA Member price $49.95; everyone else $69.95). I say “my book” because I conceived the idea and lined up many many smart people to contribute. Don’t believe me? Here’s the table of contents:

Forward
David Ferriero

Preface
Kate Theimer

Something Worth Sitting Still For? Some Implications of Web 2.0 for Outreach
Joy Palmer and Jane Stevenson

A View to A View to Hugh: Reflections on the Creation of a Processing Blog
Stephen Fletcher

“Broadcast Yourself”:¬† Putting Iowa State University’s History on YouTube
Michele A. Christian and Tanya Zanish-Belcher

The Virtual Archives: Using Second Life to Facilitate Browsing and Archival Literacy
Mattie Taormina

Making Friends and Fans: Using Facebook for Special Collections Outreach
Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Going Where the Users Are: The Jewish Women’s Archive and Its Use of Twitter
Andrea Medina-Smith

Balancing Archival Authority with Encouraging Authentic Voices to Engage with Records
Elizabeth Yakel

Taking Photographs to the People: The Flickr Commons Project and the Library of Congress
Helena Zinkham and Michelle Springer

Harnessing User Knowledge: The National Archives’ Your Archives Wiki
Guy Grannum

Bringing Life to Records: Mapping Our Anzacs at the National Archives of Australia
Tim Sherratt

Wikipedia as an Access Point for Manuscript Collections
Michele Combs

Liberating Archival Images: The PhotosNormandie Project on Flickr
Patrick Peccatte, translated by Lynne M. Thomas

New Tools Equal New Opportunities: Using Social Media to Achieve Archival Management Goals
James Gerencser

Alice in the Archives: The Evolution of the Catablog
Robert S. Cox and Danielle Kovacs

A New Look for Old Information: Creating a Wiki to Share Campus History
Amy Schindler

Double-duty Blogging: A Reference Blog for Management and Outreach
Malinda Triller

Old Divisions, New Opportunities: Historians and Other Users Working with and in Archives
Robert B. Townsend

Is National History Day Ready for Web 2.0?
Tobi Voigt

Waiting for Web 2.0: Archives and Teaching Undergraduates in a Digital Age
Jeffrey W. McClurken

Digging In to Our Mutual Roots: Soliciting the Views of Genealogists, Family Historians, and Companies Providing Access to Archival Documents
Edited by Kate Theimer

Going to See the Elephant: Archives, Diversity, and the Social Web
Terry D. Baxter

Archives 101 in a 2.0 World: The Continuing Need for Parallel Systems
Randall C. Jimerson

Conclusion: Archivists and Audiences: New Connections and Changing Roles in Archives 2.0
Kate Theimer

Not too shabby, I think. This new book is not a replacement for my first one, Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies for Archives and Local History Collections (also available from the SAA bookstore or Amazon). The first book is still useful as an introduction and overview of implementing the most common Web 2.0 tools. This new book builds on that by, as you can see, providing case studies from practitioners as well as more reflective and analytical essays. I hope it’s useful, and my grateful thanks to all who contributed.

If you’ll be at the SAA Annual¬† Meeting, Cal Lee, Peter Wosh, and I will be doing a book signing on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5:30p-6:30p, during the exhibit hall grand opening. Cal will be signing copies of “I, Digital: Personal Collections in the Digital Era” and Peter will be signing “Waldo Gifford Leland and the Origins of the American Archival Profession.” Of course, I’ll be happy to sign your book any time you see me at the conference.

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