Saturday, June 20, 2015

storify for local studies

I keep expecting to see more libraries using Storify as a way of profiling local events, and collecting together social media about their community.  There are some libraries using it, but not many.  I realise that it is not an archival tool but it at least brings things together so you can then address the archiving, rather than not having the collection.

The National Theatre of Scotland makes great use of Storify.  They use it to bring together comments people are making about their performances.

The Medievalists account brings together (and it is not a surprise given the name),  medieval matters.

Museums, such as the British Museum, The Ashmolean, and the Science Museum, are all doing interesting things with Storify. Catherine Fletcher tweeted and storified about the television production of Wolf Hall (highlighting the research). Trove is using it too.

It can be used for fiction, such as this (rather creepy) work by Chuck Wendig.

Other libraries are deliberately experimenting with it, but it would seem a fit for at least temporary collection of material of relevance to local studies.

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