Archive for the ‘Special’ Category

The Smithsonian Libraries Twitter feed (@SILibraries), feed of the “The world’s largest museum library”, as the description says, is used in a similar way to that of Library and Archives Canada, mainly as a collection discovery tool. I think this is fairly common for special libraries connected with museums or archives to use Twitter in […]


The State Library of Victoria (@Library_Vic), located in Melbourne, Australia, has a very active Twitter feed, mainly peppered with individual interactions. While I’ve already discussed the pros and cons of this particular use of Twitter by libraries, the sheer number of tweets of this nature show that this library is using Twitter very successfully to […]


Library and Archives Canada (@LibraryArchives) uses its twitter feed primarily as a discovery tool, posting frequent “#collection fishing” tweets with links to images pulled from the archives. They are often thematically linked to timely events occuring, like this one from April 4, “Making #maple syrup at the #sugarshack, a traditional Canadian#spring activity!  goo.gl/uxprM goo.gl/VxHd6“, linking to the following image: The […]