"Handle a book as a bee does a flower: extract its sweets but do not injure it," (attributed to Charles Caleb Colton)
One of the many inscriptions in the Old Main Library -- the San Francisco Public Library's former home in a Beaux-Arts building that opened in 1917 and formed part of the city's ornate post-earthquake Civic Center. The main library moved into a brand-new building across the street years ago, and the Old Main was converted to a museum. The inscriptions were selected by Dr. Edward Robeson Taylor, former Mayor of San Francisco sometime in 1915, when the library's inscriptions were being planned.
Have you been invited to “check out my stuff on Pinterest” yet? It’s a social media tool based on recommendations and works like a virtual pinboard. You can aggregate a ton of visuals to tell your story and users browse your pinboard. (Just today I was saying that libraries need to redefine the word “browsing ”.) Lots of libraries are exploring how to use Pinterest to promote their work.
Mashable is a great source of information on Pinterest to get you going, including this beginner’s guide and list of top brands using e. Pinterest is growing at a rate that’s outpacing Google+….I think because it is so visually rich and a lot more fun than Google+.
This post provides a snapshot of how a Library is using this hot new social media tool to highlight and promote its collection.
The iSchool (School of Information Studies at Syracuse University) recently launched contest which has generated so much excitement and interest! Participants were asked to put into their Pinterest boards the varying ways to define librarianship of the future, reflecting answers to such specific questions as: What are you doing ? What do you envision the future of libraries to be? What are the ideas that have inspired you? If you are a librarian, a student of librarianship, or if you have a passion for the future of libraries, we want to hear from you!
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users. Businesses, nonprofits, and even libraries are sharing ideas and information through the site as well, connecting with people from around the country and around the globe.
It seems everyone can’t get enough of Pinterest, and for a social networking site which is still invite-only, it has managed to garner over 6 million monthly users, and receives millions of hits per week.
Whether you’re just getting started with the site, or have been using it for a while, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to all things Pinterest. We’ve put together a list of all the basic things you need to know about the site, while also giving some power user tips for the more experienced users
Pinterest is a digital pinboard application which started just last year but has quickly become one of the top 10 most trafficked social networking websites according to Hitwise. During the second week in December the website had over 11 million visitors. Pinterest is a great visual tool which can help libraries draw in their readers by setting up pin boards of book covers to alert library patrons of new acquisitions or recommended readings. Create separate boards for different book categories such as: fiction, non-fiction, young adult fiction, science fiction, horror, travel, most popular, recommended, etc.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.