Hashtags for Every Day of the Week Infographic
Use these hashtags on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social media sites.
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The purpose of this survey was to understand what kinds of archives and special collections use social media, as well as how and why they use these online platforms. The survey was conducted from July 18 to July 31, 2012. 185 responses were received from archives and special collections of all types and sizes. From the results, it is clear most archivists and special collections librarians are still trying to figure out whether social media works for their repository, and how best to use it.
These guides are intended to be one-page, ready reference sheets for archivists and librarians using social media. The guides include suggestions on what to post and when to post, tips for good content, a few projects to try, a few options for measuring social media “success,” and some repositories who I think use that platform to their advantage.
I based each guide on my own experience managing a social media program for an archives, advising archivists on social media best practices, and as someone who follows archives and other cultural institutions on a number of social media platforms. I also took into account advice from other institutional users of social media (including the non-profit and corporate sectors), archives and library literature on the subject, and the results of my 2012 Social Media Use in Archives and Special Collections survey.
I created these guides with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. With these guidelines in mind, feel free to print, share, and repost. If you use them, please link back to rebeccahopman.com/socialmedia.
Want all of the guides? Here they are in one handy-dandy PDF.