From Grass Roots Innovation to Directing New Media
In 2005 I was assigned to research the impact of what we now know as Web 2.0.
My current role at OSTI is New Media Director. An outcome I would like to see for new media is an efficient, time-saving, enabling platform where OSTI's information managers and web product managers are able to engage their patrons.
Early on, the benefits of Web 2.0 were difficult to communicate because of the abstract nature of web standards ( for non-technical staff ), the broad range of technologies, and the need to demonstrate the richer user interfaces of online workspaces in relevant contexts.
Drupal has the qualities as a community and as a technology which make it possible to create usable web prototypes with your organization's data to effectively demonstrate new web technologies and innovations.