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Twitter explained for novices and on, run by ANZ Mobile 23 Things

Twitter explained for novices and on, run by ANZ Mobile 23 Things | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Welcome to the 1st mobile thing: Twitter.

As a long time twitter user, I was under the impression that I knew it all.  All about how to use hashtags, search, messages and more.

I was wrong.  I found various things I didn’t know and am encouraged that it is a great sign for how much more I am going to learn over the next 23 weeks.

Many of you will be using Twitter for the first time, welcome.  We would love it if you would follow us on@anz23mthings and use the hashtag #anz23mthings on your posts.

So let’s talk about twitter."

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Great info on using Twitter for professional development!

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Social Networking - Technology marches on, and so do libraries| American Library Association

Social Networking - Technology marches on, and so do libraries| American Library Association | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"The Social Networking section of the 2013 State of America’s Libraries Report from the American Library Association provides information about the use of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other Web 2.0 technologies in libraries..."

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"The list of social networking sites is almost endless, bringing huge potential (and some headaches) to librarians nationwide. Will libraries continue to be able to keep up with the rapid— almost instantaneous—changes in technology and social networking?

The consensus is: Yes."

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Libraries keeping up with social media > American Library Association report!

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Cybraryman Library and Librarian blogs - list

Cybraryman Library and Librarian blogs - list | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
MT @cybraryman1 My collection of Librarian Blogs are here: http://t.co/qyTnRtHYhA lot of TL Super Stars there #txlchat thanks @cybraryman1

 

"The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents.
Over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience."

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A collection of library and librarian blogs! 

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Finding Hidden Treasure: a Cache of Librarian Blogs

Finding Hidden Treasure: a Cache of Librarian Blogs | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
by Sarah Deringer, Head Editor, INALJ Mississippi Finding Hidden Treasure: a Cache of Librarian Blogs Every great once in awhile I find a collection of good blogs to follow, and this week I found four...
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Four good librarian blogs to follow!
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Libraries and Learning Innovation and the use of Twitter, at Leeds Metropolitan University

Libraries and Learning Innovation and the use of Twitter http://t.co/J1RlgopeLW #leedsmet #research

 

Although we feel it has
proved a useful addition to our communication
and feedback mechanisms (with over 2000 followers
by the end of June 2012), it is clear that we need
to formalise our usage in order to make the most
effective use of it. As a result we have created a list
of actions to take us forward into the new academic
year:
• identify weekend staff and members of the
Academic Support Team to join the team of
tweeters and create a rota for monitoring
• draw up our own set of guidelines for
responding to comments and queries and train
staff to follow them
• create a list of topics for tweets to ensure that
at least once a day we are saying something
positive
• update our Twitter page with background
images and review our biography
• incorporate more retweets, hashtags and
photos into our posts
• set up a shared bit.ly account and customise
URLs where possible for more efficient linking
to web pages

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Document by Helen Loughran and Carly Miller about the use and suggestions of Twitter at Leeds Metropolitan University

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100 Libraries to Follow on Facebook - Blog - mattanderson.org

100 Libraries to Follow on Facebook - Blog - mattanderson.org | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
San Rafael's Public Library made the list! http://t.co/osTYMg7J

 

...a list of active libraries that provide great content on Facebook. They are quick to respond to people’s comments and questions, and the public is utilizing their Facebook pages. If you are trying to learn about what leading libraries are doing, check out the following 100 Facebook pages.

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Tumblr sparks interest in National Archive documents

Tumblr sparks interest in National Archive documents | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

The US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has figured out how to get people interested in historical and government documents: put them on Tumblr. 

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Worth considering for archives!

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Tweets in danger of vanishing - Government News

By Julian Bajkowski:

On a typically mild Brisbane day in late August, hundreds of those tasked literally with preserving the history of government have converged at the river city’s convention centre to find a way forward in the digital age.

Often misunderstood as a slightly stuffy, almost archaic profession, in reality archivists remain the most highly trusted employees working in the public service because of their role preserving often highly sensitive documents.

And with good reason.

Cabinet papers, minutes of pivotal meetings and communications and correspondence that later define an era all pass through their hands.

But it’s not the paper world that’s creating a stir at the International Council of Archivists Congress 2012. It’s preserving Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the exploding stream of social media traffic and digital documents through which an increasing number of governments are communicating to their constituents.

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Archivists new role: focus on social media!

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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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15 Internet Trends: The Magnitude of Upcoming Change will be Stunning - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - How digital learning is changing the World

15 Internet Trends: The Magnitude of Upcoming Change will be Stunning - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - How digital learning is changing the World | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Mary Meeker from leading venture capital investors Kleiner Perkins presented on internet trends at Stanford last week. It’s worth reviewing.

The money quote: “The magnitude of upcoming change will be stunning—we are still in spring training.” Meeker lists 15 trends in support of this claim:


Via Dennis T OConnor
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the 15 Internet trends: 

Nearly ubiquitous high-speed wireless access in developed countriesUnprecedented global technology innovationUltra competitive markets for mobile operating systems + devicesBroadly accepted social +interest graphs/information transparencyFearless (& connected) entrepreneursDifficult ‘what do I have to lose’ economic environment for manyAvailable (& experienced capitalFearless (& connected) consumersInexpensive devices/access/services (apps)Ability to reach millions of new users in record (& accelerating) timeSocial emerging as starting distribution point for contentAggressive (& informed) ‘on my watch’ executives at ‘traditional companies’Unprecedented combo of focus on technology and designNearly ‘plug & play’ environment for entrepreneurs-marketplaces/web services/distributed work/innovation productivity tools/low startup costBeautiful/relevant/personalized/curated content for consumers

>>Valuable information for librarians!

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Social media for organisations: do’s en don’ts [Infographic] | iBianca

Social media for organisations: do’s en don’ts [Infographic] | iBianca | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

>> Valuable to librarians using social media!


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Now Proven! Using Twitter At Conferences Increases Attendee Engagement, by Jeff Hurt

Now Proven! Using Twitter At Conferences Increases Attendee Engagement, by Jeff Hurt | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Twitteracy: Tweeting Improves Learning And Engagement
Education Professor Christine Greenhow, Michigan State University, conducted a study on Twitter as a new form of literacy (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00131725.2012.709032).

 

Her results showed that adults who tweet during a class and as part of the instruction:

are more engaged with the course content
are more engaged with the instructor
are more egaged with other students
and have higher grades than the other students.
“Tweeting can be thought of as a new form of literacy,” Greenhow said. “The students get more engaged because they feel it is connected to something real, that it’s not just learning for the sake of learning. It feels authentic to them.”


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25 Ways To Use Twitter To Improve Your Professional Development

25 Ways To Use Twitter To Improve Your Professional Development | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Although LinkedIn gets a lot of love as a professional social media site, Twitter is a force that can’t be ignored by up-and-coming young professionals. It’s a great place to get connected and informed, and an especially good resource for growing professionally. But how exactly can you use Twitter for professional development? Check out our list to find 25 different ways."

 

-Katie Lepi


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As a manager, how can I support our library staff who use social media on our behalf? | From the floor

"What kind of support should I be asking for from management?" and "How can I support our staff?"

1. Give them your trust - Wholeheartedly.

2. Give them dedicated time

3. Get out of their way

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Managing social media in the library! Good tips!

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Social media activities for libraries, Infographic by Phil Bradley

Social media activities for libraries, Infographic by Phil Bradley | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Some ideas to try out! This is made available under Creative Commons licensing, so you are free to take a copy of this and use it yourself without having to ask me.
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Great ideas!!

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Why you need social media information governance frameworks

Why you need social media information governance frameworks | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Kate Cumming:

Businesses run on information and by extending your information governance frameworks to the social media environment you will help ensure that all your business needs for information, now and into the future, will continue to be met.

To develop a social media information governance framework you could firstly:

map the business that is moving to social mediamap the information that is moving to social mediaassess your client information needs and expectations, as well as public accountablities that are dependent on your business information.
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Social Media governance > the importance of it! Also in libraries

 

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Over 50s take Facebook training in Nottingham libraries

Over 50s take Facebook training in Nottingham libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
A group of over 50s have become students of Facebook after taking part in a training session at Bilborough Library.

Six adults, all aged over 50, have signed up for a two part training course where...
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Training in social media at the library!

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Researchers use #NYT Archives to Predict the Future - NY Convergence

Researchers use #NYT Archives to Predict the Future - NY Convergence | The Information Professional | Scoop.it


Microsoft and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have partnered and begun work on software that takes 22 years of news archives to try to predict the future.

 

Using New York Times archives, Wikipedia, and 90 other web resources, they hope to prevent future diseases, riots, and death. This is one of a number of future-predicting initiatives, including “Recorded Future,” a site that analyzes news, blogs, and social media. Researchers are also trying to use Twitter and Google to track flu outbreaks.

The researchers at Microsoft and Technion say that their software has the advantage over humans because of it’s ability to learn, research continuously, has no bias, and has a larger access to news.

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Future prediction via archives! Interesting!

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