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SABC Media Libraries: Follow a library day today! #followalibrary

SABC Media Libraries: Follow a library day today! #followalibrary | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

SABC Media Libraries from South Africa taking part in the yearly Twitter initiative by the @FollowaLibrary team - use hashtag #followalibrary

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This is how we do it: Social media at Christchurch City Libraries

This is how we do it: Social media at Christchurch City Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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"

 

 

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Forget Google, Use Twitter Search Instead

Forget Google, Use Twitter Search Instead | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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."

 

Read more: http://www.v3im.com/2012/08/forget-google-use-twitter-search-instead/#ixzz27SrzXuk0

 


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10 Twitter Mistakes That Make You Look Clueless, by @FrankViola.

10 Twitter Mistakes That Make You Look Clueless, by @FrankViola. | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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.

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Social media bringing National Archives to homes - Archivística ...

Social media bringing National Archives to homes - Archivística ... | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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.
“This is providing access to our records in a way that people currently expect to access records: online,” said Pam Wright, chief digital access strategist for the National Archives in Washington, D.C. “It’s about opening up and being more transparent, participatory and collaborative.”
The National Archives at Riverside — the official name of the regional archives center, even though it’s closer to Perris — is at the forefront of promoting its vast collection through social media."

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20 Twitter Chats Every Librarian Should Know About | Edudemic

20 Twitter Chats Every Librarian Should Know About | Edudemic | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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:

#aslachat

#uklibchat

#libchat

#yalitchat

#tlchat

#scifichat

#litchat"

 

More: http://edudemic.com/2012/06/twitter-chats-library/

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International Archives Day on June 9th! @AskArchivists #archday12

International Archives Day on June 9th! @AskArchivists #archday12 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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

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Social Networking and Web 2.0 applications | American Library Association

Social Networking and Web 2.0 applications | American Library Association | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
U.S. libraries of all types are turning more and more to social media and Web 2.0 applications and tools, using a wide range of applications to connect with customers.

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SABC Media Libraries: Love in the Radio Archives #loveheritage

SABC Media Libraries: Love in the Radio Archives #loveheritage | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

A search for real love stories in the SABC Radio Archives for Valentine's Day on Twitter with the hashtag #loveheritage #archives

via @SABCRadioArc @SABCMediaLib @karentoittoit

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Archive on #tweetyourthesis Containing 1,376 Tweets

Archive on #tweetyourthesis Containing 1,376 Tweets | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Six data visualizations of an archive about #tweetyourthesis containing 1,376 Tweets (RT @ernestopriego: My updated archive on #tweetyourthesis Containing 1,376 Tweets; http://t.co/exo3OunT...)"

 

> Interesting conversations!

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6 Social Media Networks to Watch in 2012 plus Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog

6 Social Media Networks to Watch in 2012 plus Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Jeff Bullas:

"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..."

- Google+

- Pinterest

- Tumblr

- Slideshare

- Facebook

- Twitter

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What’s In Your Window? #libraries #socialmedia

What’s In Your Window? #libraries #socialmedia | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"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."


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Twitter for Librarians: The Ultimate Guide | College@Home

"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

Guides

Studies & articles

Tools & add-ons

 Libraries using Twitter"

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#followalibrary #myfavoritebook: Join us on #followalibrary day 2012 on Oct 1st

Another #followalibrary day on Twitter on 1st October 2012.
Share your collections on Monday and follow #libraries across the globe.
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Great Twitter Tools for your Professional Development

Great Twitter Tools for your Professional Development | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"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

4- Snapbird

5 - You Twit

6 - Zosocial.tv

7 - Tweet in Sight


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International Council on Archives Congress - Twitter Stream via Storify

National Archives of Australia:

"We're capturing all of the tweets from the #ICA_2012 hashtag.
Please note the volume is beyond what we've expected so some may be missing - but most are here!"

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10 Types of “Tweets” That Encourage REAL Connection

 Great post by Kim Garst, Twitter can be a very powerful tool to build your business if you use it wisely.

 

Intro:

 

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

 

Excerpt::

 

"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]


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Canadian Public Libraries: Monitor Tweets! « Dysart & Jones

Canadian Public Libraries: Monitor Tweets! « Dysart & Jones | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Social-Biblio.ca Monitors Twitter as used by 112 Canadian public libraries; real-time analytical 1st of its kind tool http://t.co/nKLwgNuR...

 Rebecca Jones:

"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."

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Archives Outside » Our Top 5 – why Archives are Awesome #archday12

Archives Outside » Our Top 5 – why Archives are Awesome #archday12 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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"

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