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Chris Mavergames, Web Operations Manager and Information Architect of the Cochrane Collaboration will also give a plenary presentation entitled:
“Cochrane for the Twitter generation:
inserting ourselves into the ‘conversation‘”.
The session has the promising title: The Cochrane Library – brave new world?
Here is the introductory text of the session:
The Cochrane Collaboration is not unique in facing a considerable challenge to the way it packages and disseminates healthcare information. The proliferation of communication platforms and social networking sites provides opportunities to reach new audiences, but how far can or should the Collaboration go in embracing these new media? In this session we hear from speakers who are at the heart of the discussions about The Cochrane Library’s future direction, including the Library’s Editor in Chief. We finish the session with reflections on the week’s discussions with respect to the Strategic Review (…)
Request (for the workshop, not the plenary session):
If you ‘re on Twitter, could you please tell the participants of the (small) web 2.0 workshop your opinion on the following, using the hashtag #CC20.*
- Why Web 2.0 is useful? (or not)
- Why we need Cochrane 2.0? (or not)
An example of such an answer (from @Berci):
#CC20 Web 2.0 opens up the world and eases communication. Cochrane 2.0 is needed bc such an important database should have a modern platform
If you don’t have Twitter you can add your comment here and I will post it for you (if you leave a name).
Thanks for all who have contributed so far.
*this is only for our small-scaled workshop, I propose to use #CC2009 for the conference itself.