May 27, 2019

Conference Paper: “Institution as Social Media Collector: Lessons Learned from the Library of Congress”

The following paper was presented at the 2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) and posted online today (April 23, 2019).

Title

Institution as Social Media Collector: Lessons Learned from the Library of Congress

Authors

Kate Zwaard
Digital Strategy Directorate, Library of Congress

Moryma Aydelott
Library Services, Library of Congress

David Brunton
Platform Services, Design and Development, Library of Congress

Melissa Crawford
Digital Strategy Directorate, Library of Congress

Abbie Grotke
Web Archiving Team, Library Services, Library of Congress

Nicole Marcou
Office of the Librarian, Library of Congress

Jaime Mears
Digital Strategy Directorate, Library of Congress

Jared Nagel
Digital Strategy Directorate, Library of Congress

Abigail Potter
Digital Strategy Directorate, Library of Congress

Michelle Rago
Office of Communications, Library of Congress

Steve Short
Library Services, Library of Congress,

J. Mark Sweeney
Deputy Librarian of Congress, Library of Congress

Source

IFLA Library
Added April 23, 2019

Abstract

Social media has become a valuable tool that has helped connect, facilitate, discover, and encourage use of the Library of Congress’s collections and content.The Library has cultivated trust and approachability as both a collector and user of social media. As a result, the institution is more accessible than ever before.

Direct to Full Text Paper (8 pages; PDF)

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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