Technology blog of the Brooklyn Museum
I think anyone who works on a social media with a collection needs to read this. [Spoiler: One insight is BE ON TUMBLR]
this is brilliant. use what works, dump what doesn’t. the only “magic bullet” in successful outreach is to know your audience. I only said that for drama, I have no facts to back it up. but I bet it’s true.
What!? My school (The University of Southern Mississippi) holds John Green’s papers.
Like Pinterest, Tumblr allows users to collect interesting things they find (or create) online and share them with people in their network. But where Pinterest allows users to gather what they find…
"If Pinterest is a cabinet of wonders, Tumblr is more like an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant where delicacies come to you via conveyor belt."
This is pretty much a perfect quote — I wish I could fit it into my essay on social media in libraries.
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
“ If you do not value libraries then you do not value information or culture or wisdom. You are silencing the voices of the past and you are damaging the future.”
— Neil Gaiman is pretty much amazing. This much everyone knows. It’s pretty rare that a piece of writing, or in this case, a lecture gets to the very core of my feelings about a topic.
I sometimes get the impression that non-library folk assume that all librarians are highbrow literature snobs. I don’t know about everyone else, but at my library the majority of us just like reading, and want to defend everyone’s right to read whatever they want to read - whatever that may be. Gaiman is speaking to the heart of that idea. Any reading is better than no reading.