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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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