23 Things for Archivists – Wiki

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Link here: http://23things4archivists.pbworks.com/w/page/62258667/23%20Things%20for%20Archivists

I found this on Pinterest. It is worth a look!

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Why I love ANZ 23 Mobile Things #ANZ23MThings

Abigail Willemse, one of the organisers of an Australian New Zealand collaboration of the 23 Mobile Things, asked for a response from the participants:

Like to be part of my LIANZA Conference 2013 presentation? That’d be Vine!

She is going to use the responses in a presentation at the LIANZA Conference 2013.

 

My response about ANZ 23 Mobile Things: “I love the fact that I am able discover something new each week with ANZ23MThings!”

Even though I am using some of the mobile applications, there is definitely something more to learn!

I have picked up a great number of new tips and uses for libraries and archives!

Historypin – Mobile Thing 5 of ANZ 23 Mobile things

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Historypin – screen grab

This week I am trying out the suggested apps using GPS location on my iPad.
(I am not even going to try using it on my Blackberry 9360, because of its short battery life and low memory issues!)

I downloaded the Historypin app yesterday and uploaded my first photo. It alerted me that I had to wait six hours for it to be placed on the system. It was there this morning, but without the date and the information that I had attached to it.
It also places the location of the photo about 4000 km away, which is not the case.

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My pin, without a date and details, which I have uploaded yesterday

When I use my device to get my location with nearby photos, there are only two of a grandmother and a dog. Not very inspiring!

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2 photos nearby me, without the photo I have uploaded yesterday (which I thought would have been here)

I also get a lot of interference messages, which are fine, since I am using it in a building.
I will have to check it out outside.

When I look at uploaded pins, it also gives me pins from worldwide, which I find frustrating. I would have liked if it only showed me pins of nearby places, or at least in South Africa.

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Random pins

So far I am not impressed with the app.

Maybe if there is more uptake in South Africa?

I also find that although we can sign up with Google, our profiles are not linked. It also does not seem as if I can import a photo or Avatar for my profile.

I will be checking back with ANZ 23 Mobile Things to see if others had a better experience?
But so far not something that I would use in the library and archive environment.

Mobile Thing 2 – photos on mobile

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I have been using mobile photos all along for private and for business purposes.
It is very easy to snap away with a mobile.

Since I got my iPad2 I have been snapping away with it as well. Although it is a bit bulky, I always have it with me.

It also helps to have a photo ready for a blog post.

I have not been using Flickr as much, because the uploading takes much more time, but I have activated my personal account (karentoittoit) again.

I want to add our business account to Flickr as well.

 

 

Up until now I have been using Picasa photo albums for our business account: SABC Media Libraries.

 

I see now that the search options, as well as the tagging and grouping options makes Flickr a very valuable social media tool.

I am not yet sure on what options to choose for the copyright? Any suggestions on what is the best option?

 

I have activated the Instaweather app as well, and has been playing with it this week. Coupled with Instagram it makes for a great daily feed on Instagram.

Instagram: karentoittoit

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I am trying to find out what type of wording to use when we have taken photos of people here in the libraries. I have seen that some people use it ion their libraries. I will ask Fiona again, of  The Fiona Principle. Do you have an example for me?

I really like playing around with photographing on my mobiles.

I also think that it is the best way to engage our customers, and that people really like seeing themselves on photos taking part in the library.

Sometimes people complain that we are taking too many photos, but then they are the first checking out how their own photos in the albums… Mostly on Facebook, the blog and Picasa.

I do not tag photos as often as I used to, and leave it up to the individuals who wants to tag themselves.  I usually just send the link of the album to make people aware of the photos that have been uploaded. I have  never had anyone asking me to remove their photos.

 

The weekly wrap-up post of Week 2 give a great overview of what can be done with mobile photography, especially in the library environment. I will be checking back there: Weekly wrap-up post: week 2

 

(Photo: Taken on my Blackberry 9360 on Friday, on my way to work: The SABC building in Johannesburg.

Also used on Instaweather for an Instagram update.)

 

Storify of Thing 1 for ANZ 23 Mobile Things

I have made a Storify of Thing 1 for ANZ 23 Mobile Things.

It is a work in progress…

[View the story “Twitter -Thing 1 of the ANZ 23 Mobile Thing” on Storify]

Mobile Thing 1: Twitter

I am quite familiar with Twitter, as I have had an account for a few years already.

My Twitter username: @karentoittoit

Twitter @karentoittoit

I will be updating my progress here, especially if I see something that I did not know before.

The first thing to ANZ 23 Mobile Things is here: Twitter

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I missed the Google Hangout of #Anz23mthings Hangout with Jan, Mylee, Kathryn, Abigail and Kate, but luckily it is available.  (Just struggling with the network, cannot listen to it in one go!)