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

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