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Kang et al- Global tweets: a reading group in Denmark, New South Wales, New Zealand and Singapore

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  • 1. Global Tweets A reading group in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, and Singapore Ellen Forsyth, State Library of New South Wales, and New South Wales Advisory Working Group, Australia @readwatchplay Jan Holmquist, Guldborgsund-Libraries, Denmark @guldborgsundbib Alyson Baker and Nicola Harwood, Nelson Public Libraries, New Zealand @nelsonlibraries Lynnette Kang and Lynn Koh, Public Libraries Singapore, National Library Board Singapore @publiclibrarysg
  • 2. Global Tweets I. Read Watch Play (RWP) and #rwpchat: an international reading group II. Libraries Community: Social tools III. Libraries Libraries: Collaborative tools IV. Key outcomes V. How you can participate
  • 3. • Created in 2011 by the New South Wales (NSW) Readers Advisory Working Group • Co-facilitated online, Twitter-based reading group • Readers’ advisory initiative that encourages people to talk about what they are watching and playing, as well as reading • International coorperation between Guldborgsund-Libraries (Denmark), Nelson Public Libraries (New Zealand), Public Libraries Singapore & NSW Advisory Working Group • Collaboration and the tools that enable it are key readwatchplay.wordpress.com
  • 4. Libraries Community • Social media tools allow libraries to bring Readers’ Advisory services online, reaching out to a much larger audience • Promotes interaction with libraries and amongst community on online social platforms
  • 5. Libraries Community The 140-character revolution @handle #hashtag shortened link Twitter A messaging service where users can send and receive messages of up to 140 characters.
  • 6. Libraries Community The 140-character revolution Why Twitter? • Short, easy-to-read messages that allow for frequent and regular updates • Libraries can share and direct followers to other content sites (e.g. links to blogs) through tweets, allowing them to focus on content curation rather than creation • There is immediate interactivity with an open community • Easy tracking of content streams twitter.com/@readwatchplay
  • 7. Libraries Community A peek into the #rwpchat What • Real-time discussions on Twitter, every month • Co-facilitated by @readwatchplay and participating libraries When Every 4th Tuesday, at staggered timings: • 8pm in New South Wales • 9pm in New Zealand • 6pm in Singapore • 12noon in Denmark
  • 8. Libraries Libraries Community A peek into the #rwpchat #rwpchat themed content can be included as part of each library’s regular content feed. This also serves as a lead up to promote the monthly chats. An example of how a typical #rwpchat session might look
  • 9. Libraries Libraries Community A peek into the #rwpchat #rwpchat themed content can be included as part of each library’s regular content feed. This also serves as a lead up to promote the monthly chats.
  • 10. Libraries Libraries Community A peek into the #rwpchat An example of how a typical #rwpchat session might look
  • 11. Month (2013) Theme Tweets for #rwpchat February #heartread 400 March #ecoread 282 April #crimeread 413 May #indigiread 184 June #faraway 321
  • 12. #rwpchat global Twitter discussion • Monthly themes, supported by a digital ecosystem of blog posts, marketing and materials on a variety of social platforms • Empowered delivery of Readers’ Advisory service with digital tools
  • 13. Libraries Community Cross-posting to other platforms instagram.com/publiclibrarysg Image-based social networks for visual appeal • Book covers • Event pictures
  • 14. Libraries Community Cross-posting to other platforms pinterest.com/readwatchplay Image-based social networks for visual appeal • Book covers • Event pictures
  • 15. Libraries Libraries Community Content and promotions Blogs Hosts and shares content created for RWP readwatchplay.wordpress.com
  • 16. Blogs Promotional platform for participating libraries Blue Mountains City Library, NSW readersinthemist.wordpress.com Public Libraries Singapore blogs.nlb.gov.sg/highbrowseonline University of Technology Sydney Library read.lib.uts.edu. au Libraries Libraries Community Content and promotions
  • 17. Libraries Libraries Community If you missed it… storify.com/readwatchplay Tweet Archivals Tools such as Storify, Rebelmouse, Eventifier and Tweet Archivist help to collect, collate, and publish an archive of tweets from monthly #rwpchats
  • 18. • Rebelmouse pulls related posts from multiple sites and showcases them in a dynamic and visual page • Allows you to curate content and decide what goes on to the page www.rebelmouse.com/ readwatchplay Libraries Libraries Community Collation of posts
  • 19. Libraries Libraries Community Collation and analysis of posts eventifier.co/event/rwpchat www.tweetarchivist.com /readwatchplay/4 Simple data analysis provided by Eventifier and Tweet Archivist, for e.g.: • Top tweets • Volume of tweets over time • Most-viewed links
  • 20. Libraries Libraries • Collaboration between libraries in New South Wales, Australia and national and global partner libraries • Required in deciding on Read Watch Play themes, content contribution, and coordination • Essential in working on this co-authored presentation
  • 21. Libraries Libraries It takes a village • Brainstorming and gathering ideas • Sharing best practices http://readersadvisory.wetpaint.com/page/Read+watch+play Wikis A public page developed and maintained collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content
  • 22. Libraries Libraries International calls on a budget Google+ Hangout • A free, web-based tool that facilitates conversation across different media for the librarians in the four countries • Linked to Google/Gmail accounts • Conversations between up to 10 participants • Using video, voice or text chat simultaneously • Screen sharing – for sharing documents, pictures
  • 23. Libraries Libraries Collaborating on a cloud Google Drive • A shared folder of documents that all participants in can access • 'Sharing' rather than sending - easy access for all participants
  • 24. Libraries Libraries • Allows ideas and information from various sources to be shared, recorded and curated in a single access point • Facilitate conversations between multiple parties, and across time and geographical separation • Working together, remotely. Some of us have never met face to face
  • 25. Key outcomes • A sharing of resources amongst partners in providing Readers’ Advisory services • Librarians learn from best practices of international colleagues • Reaching out and interacting with increasingly tech-savvy users • Community benefits from wider range of recommendations of different perspectives and cultures
  • 26. How you can be a part of this • Join us for the next Twitter discussion on 27 August (#rwpchat #furread) • #spreadtheword – share/remix any of the content posted • Talk to us if you will like to be a formal partner • Find out more about the experiences of the participating libraries: http://tiny.cc/gstf0w
  • 27. Thank You