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Presented at Reference at the Metcalfe, 7 May 2013

Presented at Reference at the Metcalfe, 7 May 2013

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  • CNRL includes – Tamworth regional council, Narrabri shire council, Liverpool Plains shire council, Uralla shire council, Walcha shire council, Gwydir shire councilCWA – since 1938A different country each yearActivities include – international days, competitions, involvement of local schools, UNE study school weekend
  • The different social medias have different uses for different countries. Will talk more about this shortly.
  • Developed in 2003Used by CWA, school students, other libraries who support CWA Country of StudyMid-North Coast co-operative library serviceSouthern Tablelands library co-operativeClarence Regional LibraryCentral West librariesLearning and Digital Services team find appropriate sites and split up into different headingsStatistics:543 people have visited the site since JanuaryAverage visit duration 11 minutes 42 seconds3,795 page views
  • Currently 68 likesDifferent countries work better with facebook.Eg. Iceland (2011) – very interesting and quirky stories, lots happening, lots of news storiesSome not so wellEg. East Timor (2012) – mostly negative articles, mainly stories relating to Australian ArmyNeed regular posts to keep interestCan now schedule posts for eg., 15 items can be written up at a time but only 1 sent out every 3 weeks. Less labour intensive. Can also be sent at times when people are more likely to be on facebookeg. 7:30pm at night, not when people are workingSpread around to different staff members to help lighten the load
  • 17 followersGreat for some countriesEg. Morocco – visually attractiveCWA focus on certain aspects of the country such as costumes, arts and crafts, food and then replicate themDeep linking used so easy to find further information / picturesGreat tool for promoting social media to CWA group – used in presentations to CWAAt a recent presentation in Tamworth, CWA members were asked if they knew about or had used Pinterest. 98% said no. Were really engaged during the presentation and afterwards were definitely going to use the Pinterest site

Country Women’s Association NSW Country of Study presented by Shiralee Franks Country Women’s Association NSW Country of Study presented by Shiralee Franks Presentation Transcript

  • Country Women’s Association NSWCountry of Study
  • Social media• Website – information /subject headings• Facebook – articles, news items• Pinterest - visual
  • Internet usage• 2003 – 29% of older persons had internetaccess at home• 2009 – 54% of older persons had internetaccess at home• 2013 - ?Household use of information technology, Australia, 2010-2011, ABS View slide
  • CNRL CWA Website View slide
  • CNRL CWA Facebook
  • CNRL CWA Pinterest
  • Where to next?• Depends on the country– Known for music – use music sharing sites eg.spotify– Lots of great videos – youtube channel– If local refugees, can interview and use podcastsand/or vodcasts• Collaborate with other libraries?