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Editor's Column: 5 ways libraries are using Instagram

Editor's Column: 5 ways libraries are using Instagram | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Alongside universities, libraries and librarians are now using social media platforms to connect with users in a range of exciting and innovating ways. The latest platform that libraries are experimenting with isInstagram, which allows users to take photos on their smart phones, apply exciting filters and add hashtags, and then share these images online with their followers. Amy Mollett and Anthony McDonnellinvestigate how libraries are making the most of this visually-engaging platform."

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Libraries are using Instagram!

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What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [Infographic]

What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [Infographic] | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Jeremy Waite (a past speaker at Social Media London – click here to see his talk) has compiled this infographic bringing together the facts and figures about all the big social networks.

Takeaways:There are over 5.7 billion users on the world’s top 21 social networks.YouTube reaches more US adults aged 18-34 than any cable network.China has 3 of the world’s largest social networks.
Via João Greno Brogueira
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Interesting to see which ones are still there in 2014.

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The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries, as captured on Instagram #libraries #photos

The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries, as captured on Instagram #libraries #photos | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries “Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” -Ray Bradbury

For centuries, books have housed the collective knowledge of the world and formed the foundations of educational institutions. Given that these objects contain such value, it only makes sense that throughout history people have constructed beautiful buildings to house them.

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A list of 8 most beautiful libraries around the world, as captured by the Instagram community

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Digital engagement ... lessons from the front, by @myleejoseph | eRecords Project - #Instagram terms of service

Digital engagement ... lessons from the front, by @myleejoseph | eRecords Project - #Instagram terms of service | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
The announcement by Instagram of a change in terms of service unleashed a huge reaction from #igers (Instagram users) and the broader community alike. It resulted in a carefully worded message from Kevin Systrom, Instagram's co-founder a day later.

Many libraries, museums, archives and galleries use social media tools for digital engagement with their clients and the community. Due diligence includes monitoring the shifting sands of terms of service in this space and active risk management but there are other aspects of digital engagement and lessons to note:
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Valuable insight about Instagram planning to change their terms of service > something to consider for libraries and archives using the platform!

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The state of social media 2012 [Infographic] - Holy Kaw, via Seoco

The state of social media 2012 [Infographic] - Holy Kaw, via Seoco | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Social media made big moves in 2012, and the year's not even half over yet. The SEO Company offers an overview of all the headline-making news in the world of social media. Via Seoco. Stay on top of social media news.

***** Been a busy year for social. Marty


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The 1-2-3 Method for Building-Up Your Online Presence - Kiersten Bryant

The 1-2-3 Method for Building-Up Your Online Presence - Kiersten Bryant | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
by Kiersten Bryant, former Head Editor, INALJ California previously published 7/2/13

"The 1-2-3 Method works like this: for every 1 post you make on Facebook, Instagram, etc., you should comment on 2 posts, and like (or favorite) 3 additional posts made by other users. Make sure the comments that you leave have some substance. They should be meaningful and engaging. The easiest way to do this is to ask a question in response to a post: encouraging further dialog and interaction."


Via Trudy Raymakers
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Week 2: Take a photo with a mobile device: Instagram / Flickr app / Snapchat

Week 2: Take a photo with a mobile device:  Instagram / Flickr app / Snapchat | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Kim Tairi is the Associate Director, Information Management at Swinburne University. She loves her mobile. It has changed the way she works. Professional sharing and connecting is easier. Google her to find out more.


THINKING POINTS:

How could your library use photographs to promote library services, events and activities?Does your library Twitter account use Instaweather to provide a daily update?Do you have a permission form available so that when you take photographs of clients or events you have their agreement for those images to be used and shared online?How easy is it for clients to contribute digital photographs to your library collection (eg. local history)?Could you use photography in library programming (eg. how-to classes or competitions)?The Getty Museum celebrates the Instagram photographs taken by museum visitors by adding them to their Insta-Getty Pinterest board
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How to use mobile photos as part and promotion of your library services!

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The growth of social networking [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter #socialmedia

The growth of social networking [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter #socialmedia | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – How Big Is Social Media Around The World? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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More of the Infographic here: http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/social-media-world_b34652?_tmc=WbEPfOYgi5EjYqsEkHtm7Y_eKF-LVGUgvlDTnciG30g

 

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10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library

10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

by Ellyssa Kroski
"Instagram is a very popular mobile photo sharing app that’s currently being used by over 80 million users. It was acquired by Facebook earlier this year, so it’s something that’s going to be around for quite some time. Instagram allows you to put all sorts of filters and effects on images and then share them with your network and the world. Here are ten ideas for ways you could use this immensely popular app for your library"


Via Patrick Provencher, Robin Illsley
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