The lovely people at SAA have given me a generous supply of complementary copies of my new book A Different Kind of Web: New Connections Between Archives and Our Users, so I’m passing that generosity along to you. I will give away two copies of the new book, one each to the two people who in my opinion send in the best answer to this question:
Why are effective use of social media and participatory technologies critical to the success of archives in the future?
Please email your entry to info[@]archivesnext.com and keep your answer limited to a few sentences. You must submit your entry by 12 noon (Chicago time, because I will be at the SAA Annual Meeting) on Wednesday, August 24. I will notify the winners that afternoon and try to post their answers as soon as possible.
(Note that I also have a few copies of the issue of the American Archivist that has the Archives 2.0 article in it, so if you want to receive a copy of that article, you can email me about that as well.)