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"Today we have compiled a list of some awesome Twitter tools that can help you in your PD ( Professional Development ). Most of these tools have not been covered before in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Try them out and let's see what you think of them.
Here is the list :
1- Twit TV
2 - Tweet Topic
3 - Twitter Scan
5 - You Twit
6 - Zosocial.tv
7 - Tweet in Sight
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Great post by Kim Garst, Twitter can be a very powerful tool to build your business if you use it wisely.
The purpose of Twitter and all social media, is not to make money, but to brand YOU and your business and build relationships with potential and existing customers. The money will follow if you put your customers FIRST.
**Mix your "business" talk with "life" talk
"Twitter challenges personal brands to reach out to their audience differently than they would in traditional marketing and/or social media platforms."
Here are some highlights that caught my attention:
**The resource sharing tweet - Find a great article or a resource that you know your target audience could benefit from
**The quotable tweet - This one speaks for itself
**Tip of the Day Tweet - great way to provide relevant content to your target audience by providing them a valuable piece of info that they can use either personally or profesionally. This also builds vlaue for you as an expert within your niche.
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/NPTuDT]
Social-Biblio.ca Monitors Twitter as used by 112 Canadian public libraries; real-time analytical 1st of its kind tool http://t.co/nKLwgNuR...
"Want to monitor and analyze your library’s tweets, and the tweets of other Canadian public libraries? Chcck out Social-Biblio.ca. Developed by Dr. Mary Cavanagh and Masters Student Max Neuvians of University of Ottawa’s School of Information Studies, Social-Biblio is a research and public library media monitoring tool that tracks and preserves Canadian public library’s Twitter activities."
by Archive Outside
"Top 5 why archives are awesome:
1. Archives are History - Documenting the past, informing the future
2. Archives are evidence
3. Archives are vital for democratic accountability
4. Archives are about us, our stories, our lives
5. Archives document the environment"
About Dean Giustini. I am the UBC Biomedical Branch librarian at Vancouver hospital. I teach at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, and the School of Population and Public Health.
"An introduction to social media
Background This online session is an introduction to the use of social media tools such as Facebook,LinkedIn & Twitterfor health librarians.
The instructors are bloggers and regular users of social media in their daily information practices – they also use social media via their desktops and mobile devices.
Various methods to using social media will be discussed for beginners and more advanced users during theworkshop, which will consist of lectures, powerpoint presentationsand group discussions (and, if technically possible from your location, hands-on learning). During the workshop, several social media trends will be discussed and made relevantfor participants. These trends include social networking, blogging, microblogging and content generation using social media. The pros and cons of using social media in health care will bediscussed, and a range of resources and weblinks to reading and research will be provided.
To introduce social media including blogs, wikis, Twitter and Facebook and outline their use in health libraries in 2012
To provide examples of social media used by health librarians in Canada and the US
To engage health librarians in discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of social media using practical examples from health care and health library contexts
To begin a discussion about best practices in using social media in health libraries
Skills gained during workshop:
By the end of this course, participants will:
• Be able to list and understand the core components of major social media tools useful for health librarians and their patrons
• Have practical examples of ways to implement social media effectively in health libraries
• Understand issues in social media implementation such as audiences, goal setting, measurement and
• Discuss the impact of new social awareness services in health and medicine, and engage in thinking about future trends"
"Archives are full of love stories. So let´s share them for Valentine's Day!"
A great way to connect and share on the 14th February.
Not only archives, but libraries and museums are invited as well to take part in Ask Archivists initiative on Twitter with the tag #loveheritage
Search for those stories before the time...
"So why aren’t researchers using web 2.0 tools more? Broadly speaking, the reasons fall under three categories: researchers don’t know that the tools exist, researchers are unable to use them, or researchers choose not to use them. In this last category, the reluctance can spring from:
- lack of time to try new tools and lack of institutional incentives to make time to use them;
- their value not being made clear or the tools not being seen as credible;
- concerns around sharing ideas and data online;
For researchers in developing countries there are also serious legal, cultural, technological, and language barriers to adopting web 2.0 tools for collaboration and knowledge-sharing."
Via Dailin Shaido
Storify, the Twitter and multi-media curation service that's taken the indie and mainstream media worlds by storm, finally added the ability to post comments on stories tonight with the experimental addition of independent commenting platform Livefyre. Storify hasn't announced the feature yet, but Livefyre has.
In order to opt-in to comments on your Storify, users must click the settings button near their logged-in avatars in the top right of the page. Then a link to the Labs page will appear on the left side, which today contains nothing more than a check-box to turn on Livefyre.
[curated by Giuseppe Mauriello]
read full article http://j.mp/y70DVU
Via Giuseppe Mauriello
Occupy Wall Street Library Reportedly Thrown Away By NYPD
The NYPD has reportedly thrown out 5554 books from the Occupy Wall Street Library during the raid to evict protesters from Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning.
GalleyCat compiled the @OWSLibrary tweets:
Posted by Donna:
" [...] discuss how we at Christchurch City Libraries use social media – what we think is important, what we do, and why we do it. Hopefully it opens up a dialogue amongst Kiwi librarians. Wouldn’t it be grand if our information community were more forthcoming about sharing information on making the best use of social media?"
Topics covered in the article:
"- Many voices
- We talk about all sorts of things – events, new books, new stuff on the website.
- Content is king
- Made you look (Twitter)
- Looking at the tools and processes
- The power of the image
- The social catalogue
- A reading list on social media in New Zealand public libraries"
Posted by Shelly Kramer:
"Searching for information on a particular topic? Instead of using Google, give Twitter search a try. Here's what you need to know."
"The most common way to search Twitter is to use the twitter.com/search URL. And although this works, it’s a little too basic and doesn’t allow you to set any additional parameters aside from your search term.
Instead, our team recommends using the Advanced Search feature, pictured below. You can either access Advanced Search from the URL https://twitter.com/#!/search-advanced or pick the “Advanced” option that appears under the standard Twitter search bar."
Via liblivadia, nickcarman
In 2009, I joined the Twitterverse. And when I did, I didn't have a clue. I didn't know beans from peas about how to use the tool. I learned by imitation.
1. Repeating the same tweet over and over again.
2. Repeating the same tweet multiple times, tagging all the people you want to see the post.
3. Retweeting compliments and posts that extol your own work.
4. Only tweeting your own work.
5. Asking questions that demand long answers.
6. Overwhelming your Twitter followers with too many tweets in a day.
7. Not thinking before you tweet.
8. Never Retweeting others.
9. Never checking or responding to your Direct Messages (DM).
10. Tweeting things that contain no value for your readers.
BY DAVID OLSON:
"[...] through Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter, the National Archives is showcasing some of its most compelling photos and documents to anyone with a computer. The hope is that some will be enticed to visit the 23,500-square-foot center.
Posted by Jeff Dunn:
"Librarians, library students, booksellers, and book lovers alike participate in this library chat on Twitter. Favorite topics on #libchat include digital rights management, advocacy, budget negotiations, and the MLS job market.
"[...]20 of the absolute best hashtags for librarians to check out:
Ask Archivists: "It´s allmost there again! The greatest day of the year – International Archives Day! We know it´s on a Saturday – but let´s celebrate anyway! Let´s show off our archival holdings..."
"We invite you to tweet your most precious document, your best online services and finest webcontent, the coolest pics of users socializing and using the collections."
The hashtag #archday12