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Archives and archivists on Tumblr, compiled by Rebecca Hopman

Archives and archivists on Tumblr, compiled by Rebecca Hopman | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"This is a list of archives and archivists on Tumblr. Make sure to also check out thelifeguardlibrarian's list of libraries and librarians and museumnerd's list of museums. Send me a note in my “Ask” box if you’d like to be added."


Archives, Special Collections, & Archives Groups


See here: http://ex-tabulis.tumblr.com/archivists

 

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Libraries Changed My Life

Libraries Changed My Life | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Real life accounts from library patrons whose lives have been changed for the better by libraries.

 

Libraries Changed My Life (LCML) is the brainchild of two librarians from two parts of the country. Ingrid is a children’s and teen librarian from New York City. Natalie is a systems librarian from rural Florida. Together we’re hoping to create a place where people can tell their library stories, and those who are questioning the value of libraries can see their amazing impact. LCML is an independent, grassroots movement to spread library love across the country.

Why we’re here:

Libraries are valuable—and valued. In addition to traditional services like book lending, research help and children’s programs (still the services Americans value most), libraries offer free wifi, technology training, free or low-cost public meeting spaces, affordable printing, access to music and the arts, and other services our neighborhoods need.

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Libraries are valubale - accounts from patrons!

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Tumblrarian 101: Tumblr for Libraries and Librarians

Tumblrarian 101: Tumblr for Libraries and Librarians | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Kate Tkacik:

"The advantage for individual librarians (and library students) is that you can link up with enthusiastic communities of other professionals in libraries, archives, education, nonprofit, and corporate sectors. You can even bring library news to people who aren’t librarians! It’s a great place to create a name, or a brand, for yourself. For libraries, Tumblr is a free marketing tool—and depending on how much effort you want to put into crafting code or purchasing a theme, your Tumblr blog can look as professional as a your library’s website.
There are some specific steps you can take to attract an engaged readership (i.e. followers). It can be a slow first few months as you accumulate an audience and discover where you fit into the community, but the investment is worth it."

 

"Here’s a few guidelines to consider:
- No whining, just follow.

- Be yourself and balance your content

- No tags, no readers"


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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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5 Content Lessons for Non-Profits on Tumblr

5 Content Lessons for Non-Profits on Tumblr | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Tumblr is a great way for non-profits to be seen and heard. Here are five lessons from non-profits on how to get the most out of your own site. ("Cutting libraries in a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague" Agreed!
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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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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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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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Tumblr for Family History Societies and Libraries | Social Media and Genealogy

Tumblr for Family History Societies and Libraries | Social Media and Genealogy | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Tumblr is a great platform for a family history society blog. You can share enormous photos, links and news, and the format is large and easy to read.
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