Tag Archives: Twitter

“Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth it?”

Melissa Terras, a librarian, put all her research publications on to the University College London’s Open Access Repository. She then wrote blog post about each research project (the stories behind the research which doesn’t get into the published paper) – … Continue reading

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Twitter data accurately tracked Haiti cholera outbreak

A study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene showed that social media were roughly as accurate as the official records which recorded the start and progress of the disease epidemic. They were available much more quickly … Continue reading

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Using 140 characters to promote your institution

“A well thought out Twitter feed can keep your institution in the consciousness of your followers … little snippets of information you post to Twitter, when taken together over time, will coalesce into a portrait of your [library] institution” But … Continue reading

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Twitter and Facebook in the library

Delivering services through the tools used by our information customers is important. As internet access through mobile phones becomes more widespread we now have the opportunity to keep faculty, students, or the general public better informed. Bear in mind that Facebook … Continue reading

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