WiseCamp 2014

Navigating the Divide: Scholarship and Crowdsourcing

Social Media allows for "user-moderation," as found in Wikipedia, Pinterest, etc. Often, humanities scholars want iron gates between vetted and unvetted content. How can we, in the middle, reap the benefits and power of crowd-sourcing while engaging sound, scholar-approved strategies for the same?

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Engaging Visitors with Social Media

A workshop discussing best practices for using social media networks to engage with museums' visitors and collections' researchers. Also covering what doesn't work very well and who is responsible for managing that interaction.

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Using Facebook Open Graph to build online engagement

Many of us have thousands of followers who never see our Facebook posts thanks to complex filtering algorithms. How can we use Facebook Open Graph apps to bridge the gap?

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Collecting Social Media Data

Why might your organization capture social media data? George Washington University Libraries has been collecting data from Twitter for researchers and the university archives for over a year, using open source software we developed called Social Feed Manager. What are the options for gathering this data and what have we learned from this experience so far? We will demo Social Feed Manager and discuss use cases.

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