Thursday, July 24, 2014

interesting use of Storify

I subscribe to updates from Storify which usually means I receive alerts about people I follow on twitter, and a few Storify accounts I follow like Human Rights Watch, ABC news, and National Theatre of Scotland, all really interesting accounts.  The embedded Storify came through as well, and while it is not my usual reading, it is interesting because it is an effective use of Storify.  It has the the branding of the business (Clarence House) and effective use of the text insert areas, to add to the story told through social media.  It also shows how a hashtag (even a really long one) can be socialised into use.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stay in touch with #RBGSydney

#RBGsydney informing how to connect with them via social media
This is an example of the way the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney is encouraging people to connect.  I like the tagline "stay in touch.  It is friendly. I also like that they are telling me able this in the botanic gardens, which I look at far more often than their website.  I also like the way they are letting me know I can connect with them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Flickr - all while in the gardens.  I wonder if they have noticed an increase in the use of their hashtag since this promotion started a few weeks ago.  I hope so.

You can see a few more examples of how they are encouraging connecting to the gardens, and to other people who enjoy them.

Smithsonian Libraries

Recently the Smithsonian Libraries had a survey on their site asking 'tell us how you find and use your digital images'. I am hoping they will be publishing the results of this survey, as it would be very interesting to know where the data is ending up, but also for giving others ideas about the possibilities.

They have a rather nice website too.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Readers advisory unconference - at Darien Library

Thee following are the tweets from a seminar held earlier this year.  There are some interesting ideas here and it shows the value of Storify