Social Media for Archives
How can archives use social media in truly innovative ways to engage old and new audiences? This Thursday I will be on a course that will address this interesting subject at the University of Stirling. The course is being run by the Archives and Records Association and features talks by Scotland’s most effective social media users: Stewart Hardy from the National Library of Scotland; Johanna Green from the University of Glasgow; Julie Devenney and Ravana Eagleheart from ARA Scotland; and David McLeod from the Scottish Social Media Heritage Group.
I hope to get the skills and exposure to unlock archives using social media and gain an expert insight into best practice, widening accessibility, and effective social media campaigning. I have had my doubts as to whether social media is worth the investment in time for my business but I am very keen to find out how I can exploit this area on behalf of clients.