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Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.
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Twitter for Irish Archives, Archivists & Records Managers.

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Is twitter for the birds? …

Is twitter for the birds?
A brief look at twitter and its usage by @archivesireland to promote the work of www.learnaboutarchives.ie and the Archives & Records Association Ireland.

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  • 1. <ul><li>Damien Burke </li></ul><ul><li>Archives & Records Association Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@archivesireland </li></ul>for the... is ?
  • 2. what & why? <ul><li>a social networking tool for almost-instant communication through the exchange of quick, frequent messages </li></ul><ul><li>micro blogging – like texting - 140 characters per message </li></ul><ul><li>what’s the point in this narcissistic exercise? </li></ul><ul><li>isn’t twitter just another cog in wheel of communication overload? </li></ul>
  • 3. why? <ul><li>The unofficial position here seems to be: ‘If we allow social media people won’t work they will just watch Youtube videos and update their Facebook status. </li></ul><ul><li>http://archivesoutside.records.nsw.gov.au/social-media-strategies-for-archives-what-we-learned/ </li></ul><ul><li>The ephemeral nature of Twitter has opened up our archives to a whole new browsing audience, who would otherwise not visit or even be aware of the archives. </li></ul><ul><li>http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20357058/MLA%20Report%201.2.pdf </li></ul>
  • 4. why? <ul><li>promotes work to a wider audience </li></ul><ul><li>archives lend themselves to format </li></ul><ul><li>interprets records in new way </li></ul><ul><li>interact with information professionals </li></ul>
  • 5. the lingo <ul><li>@username - @archivesireland (15 char.) </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet – send a message </li></ul><ul><li>RT - re-tweet a message from somebody else </li></ul><ul><li>DM – direct message (private) </li></ul><ul><li>Hashtag – track events, words, activities </li></ul><ul><li>@reply – response to something you have posted </li></ul><ul><li>@mention – any update that contains @username </li></ul><ul><li>#FF - Follow Friday - users suggest who to follow Fridays </li></ul>
  • 6. how to <ul><li>create a twitter account </li></ul><ul><li>search & follow people </li></ul><ul><li>tweet </li></ul><ul><li>build a voice – retweet, reply, react </li></ul>
  • 7. do’s & don'ts <ul><li>username </li></ul><ul><li>don’t be afraid </li></ul><ul><li>etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>be committed </li></ul><ul><li>don’t wait for policy </li></ul><ul><li>do think outside the box </li></ul>
  • 8. who to follow - Ireland <ul><li>@archivesireland </li></ul><ul><li>@nuigarchives </li></ul><ul><li>@NLIreand </li></ul><ul><li>@NMIreland </li></ul><ul><li>@RCPIArchive </li></ul><ul><li>@stagedreaction </li></ul><ul><li>@TheRDS </li></ul><ul><li>@puesoccurrences </li></ul>
  • 9. who to follow @archivesnext #followanarchive @IRMSConference #archives @dancohen #AskArchivists @UKNatArchives @paige_roberts @NARA_RecMgmt @srnsw @DigCurv @BLPAC @HicksShauna @lorcanD @BritishPathe
  • 10. #followanarchive <ul><li>#followanarchive - 12 November 2010. This Twitter action is an initiative of the National Museum in Copenhagen, the City Archive of Aalborg (both in Denmark) and the Zealand Archive in Middelburg (the Netherlands). The Twitter action in an international event, so every archive in the world can take part. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask away on #AskArchivists Day on Twitter: 9th June 2011 - ask archivists about their job and collections in archives? </li></ul> #AskArchivists
  • 11. time saving tools <ul><li>Tweetdeck - personal browser, with Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Twitpic or yfrog – share photos on Twitter in real-time </li></ul><ul><li>foller - Twitter analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Twitterfeed – feed your blog to Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>GroupTweet – private message to group on Twitter </li></ul>
  • 12. tweetdeck
  • 13. foller
  • 14. @archivesireland
  • 15. @nuigarchives
  • 16. @RCPIArchive
  • 17. @JQAdams_MHS <ul><li>‘ 9/8/1809: Head winds. Calm. Thick fog, and mist. No </li></ul><ul><li>Obs: Lat: 59-40. Long: 5-17. Agis and Cleomenes.Cards.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Line-a-day diary entries of John Quincy Adams, 6 th </li></ul><ul><li>president of the United States, beginning with his journey </li></ul><ul><li>to Russia on 5 August 1809, reads an awful like messages </li></ul><ul><li>on Twitter. They currently post a daily entry taken </li></ul><ul><li>verbatim from the Adams diary. </li></ul>
  • 18. @JQAdams_MHS
  • 19. @Kennedy1961
  • 20. @samuelpepys
  • 21. @wsadocuments
  • 22. @wyorksarchives
  • 23. preservation <ul><li>Library of Congress acquires entire twitter archive </li></ul><ul><li>Twapper Keeper </li></ul><ul><li>Backupify.com </li></ul>
  • 24. sources http://www.slideshare.net/superfectablog/twitter-for-archivists http://ow.ly/4jFKr http://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics http://agimo.govspace.gov.au/2011/03/24/tweeting-for-your-country/ http://archivesoutside.records.nsw.gov.au/ http://webwatchingforarchivists.blogspot.com/2010/06/twitter-for-archivists.html http://teachinghistory.org/digital-classroom/tech-for-teachers/21851
  • 25. conclusion <ul><li>very positive learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>new connections </li></ul><ul><li>information overload </li></ul>

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