Yes, the Society of American Archivists deserves some serious kudos (I was going to say “major snaps” but I think that would reveal my age) for arranging to have two of the Austin sessions devoted to archives and Web 2.0 recorded and made available online. You can view sessions #101 (“Building, Managing, and Participating in Online Communities: Avoiding Culture Shock Online,” recorded August 13, 2009. Speakers: Jeanne Kramer-Smyth, Camille Cloutier, Deborah Wythe, Mark Matienzo) and #104 (“The Real Archives 2.0: Studies of Use, Views and Potential for Web 2.0,” recorded August 13, 2009. Speakers: Kate Theimer, Angela McClendon Ossar, Mary E Samouelian, Jessica Sedgwick) on the SAA Facebook page. And as of a few minutes ago, Frank’s plenary address is up also and they will probably be adding the other plenaries soon. Note that you don’t have to be a member of Facebook to access the page and view the videos.
I’m looking forward to watching the video for session #101–which I was unable to attend, because as you can see, I was otherwise occupied. This is a great step forward for SAA in making conference materials available to those who can’t attend, and I hope you’ll send them some positive feedback.