SABC Media Libraries from South Africa taking part in the yearly Twitter initiative by the @FollowaLibrary team - use hashtag #followalibrary
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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
"The social media ecosystem is now so extensive and encompassing that I thought that it would be best to stand back and reflect on some significant events and evolutionary social networks that could make a difference in 2012 that are impacting how..."
"Has your community been slow to acknowledge your library’s presence on social media outlets? Where Twitter and Foursquare are concerned, it’s quite possible that patrons simply aren’t yet using those applications. Now, say my library serves a community of 40,000. My Facebook page shows 27 friends and one of them is my mother. In this scenario, it’s a safe bet that my patrons don’t know the library is there. So, how can I let library users and passersby know where they can find the library on social networks? Apparently, I can put it in the window. Big and blue, bearing our URL, for all to read from the sidewalk or from their seat on the bus."
Via Doug Mirams
"Twitter for Librarians: The Ultimate Guide | College@Home: http://t.co/R6QZYRKN...
Here are all the resources you’ll need to make an informed decision on whether or not to become part of the growing number of Twitter users.
Ways To Use Twitter
Studies & articles
Tools & add-ons
Libraries using Twitter"
"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"