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The Royal Manuscripts group at the British Library has worked on disseminating its research through various social media and non-traditional channels. This presentation, by Dr. Nicole Eddy, outlines ...

The Royal Manuscripts group at the British Library has worked on disseminating its research through various social media and non-traditional channels. This presentation, by Dr. Nicole Eddy, outlines some of the work done by the group, focusing in particular on Wikipedia and their blog.

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    Social Media at the British Library - Royal Manuscripts Social Media at the British Library - Royal Manuscripts Presentation Transcript

    • SOCIAL MEDIA AT THE LIBRARYWikipedia, Blogging, and BeyondNicole Eddy, The British LibraryEddy.NME@gmail.com
    • ROYAL MANUSCRIPTS: GENIUS OF ILLUMINATION November 2010-March 2011 2
    • THE BRITISH LIBRARY ON THE WEB•Online catalogues•Wikipedia•Blogs•Twitter•Facebook 3
    • THE BRITISH LIBRARY ON WIKIPEDIA British Library images illustrate 547 articlesBurning of Templars, Royal 20 C. vii (Grandes chroniques), f. 48r Plague victims, Royal 6 E. vi (Omne bonum), f. 301r 4
    • ROMAN D’ALEXANDRE EN PROSE• 5315 pageviews in its first month• 4960 pageviews while on the front page• 545 pageviews over the last 90 days Alexander in a submarine, Royal MS 15 E vi (Talbot Shrewsbury Book), f. 20v 5
    • ROMAN D’ALEXANDRE EN PROSE 6
    • MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS BLOG http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/Medieval Manuscripts Blog2010 14,000 pageviews2011 70,000 pageviews2012 300,000 pageviewsIn 2012 users from 189 countries viewed the Blog@blmedieval currently has 2,488 followers 7
    • POPULAR POSTSUnicorn Cookbook Lolcats of the Middle Ages 8
    • BLOG VIEWS PER COUNTRY 2012 Medieval Manuscripts Blog United States United Kingdom Canada France Australia Germany Italy Russia Spain Netherlands Rest of the World 9
    • 5. COUNTRIES WITH MOST VIEWS 2012United States of America 113,000 38%United Kingdom 68,000 23%Canada 16,000 6%France 9,000 3%Australia 8,000 3%Germany 7,000 2%Italy 7,000 2% 10
    • 6. COUNTRIES WITH LEAST VIEWS 2012 Afghanistan Antarctica Bhutan British Virgin Islands Caribbean Netherlands DR CongoFrench Polynesia The Gambia Greenland Haiti Ivory Coast Libya Mali Mongolia Montserrat Papua New Guinea St Kitts and Nevis San Marino Sierra Leone Turkmenistan Zimbabwe 11
    • CONTENT OF POSTS Richard III; from the Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI, Kings MS 395, f. 33r A monkey riding an elephant and castle; from the Maastricht Hours, Stowe MS 17, f. 36r 12
    • THE BLOG AS ONLINE EXHIBITIONThe Spanish Dance; from Códice de trajes, Germany, 1547, BNE MS Res 285, ff. 2v-3r. 13
    • CONTENT OF POSTS•Featured manuscripts (Digitised Manuscripts, Royal Exhibition)•Thematic miscellanies (Bestiary animals, Courtly love, Richard III)•Department news and announcements•New scholarship•Reference and information 14
    • ALEXANDER EXPLORES THE SKIES 15