Please note that the date for this program is Thursday, May 24  (not Wednesday, May 24 as previously noted).
User Generated Content and Traditional Publishing
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Wednesday, May 24, 2007
2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Wikipedia defines user-generated content (UGC) as “media content produced or primarily influenced by end-users, as opposed to traditional media producers, licensed broadcasters and production companies.” New media include blogging, podcasting, wikis, online videos, and cyber worlds. These new media developments have sparked an evolution of interactivity for the Internet, replacing the
Web’s original passivity and creating new worlds and endeavors for content creation and delivery.

This afternoon program will explore how “Web 2.0” acts as a driver of new knowledge transfer models and affects traditional publishing enterprises. Matt Raymond, the Library of Congress director of communications, who has just joined the growing number of federal agency bloggers, will open the afternoon with his impressions of federal approaches to new Web technologies. Then join your colleagues for a Web 2.0 Tour – with the guidance of Michelle Springer and Justin Thorpe also from the Library of Congress, and gain an in-depth introduction to the latest three online technology trendsetters: interactivity via Second Life; online video collections via YouTube, and personal journalism via the blogosphere and its aggregators like
Thursday, May 24, 2007

2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.)

The Library of Congress
Madison Building
West Dining Room, 6th Floor
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC
Capitol South
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