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A blog to go with a series of workshops for museums on social media

One thing … October 30, 2009

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Bridge 13, West Coast

Some final thoughts from the West Coast museums …

‘Blogging – connecting something to our existing website – to show them a wee bit more about our museum. And adding objects to our NZMuseums page.’

‘Organise the photos and audio and information that I’ve gathered for my museums studies project and add it to the West Coast Kete project.’

‘For our genealogy and history group, all of the things we’ve looked at are relevant because it’s about reaching out.’

‘I’m looking forward to visiting the Northern Buller Museum, which I haven’t visited before!’

‘I’m keen to update our presence on NZMuseums – add photos, update the text.’

‘I’m going to develop some strategies for the use of social media. If you know why you want to use it, it’s easier to decide which tools to use.’

‘I’m going to get the staff more involved in our current social media activities (take photos and write status updates for our Facebook page and make updates to NZMuseums and NZLive). We’ll strengthen what we’re already doing before taking on new stuff.’

‘Integrating blogging and Twitter on to Facebook, and initiate some conversations about our future website at this early stage in our redevelopment.’

‘I’ve realised that you need to use a number of tools to reach different audiences. It’s possible to reuse content – translate your media releases into a blog post, promote your latest post on twitter etc.’

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One thing … October 19, 2009

Whakatane

Whakatane

Just as we did in Whanganui, we ended the session in Whakatane with the Bay of Plenty museums commenting on the one thing they’d like to try next. Here are those things:

‘I’d like to start a twitter account for the profiling our collection.’

‘We’ve already done some research into social media and even tried a few things – we need to develop a strategy that focuses on where we want to be further down the track.’

‘Build a business case for using social media for our council.’

‘I’m keen to see a blog set up for museum studies students to get communicate and get some experience prior to job hunting.’

‘Build professional networks … but first I need to process all the options before choosing!’

‘I’d like to use twitter for out museum and I’m trialling Facebook at home with my family … plus I think a blog would give us the opportunity to easily and quickly reflect the changing life of our museum.’

‘Develop a strategy for each of our council’s services – I can see that you need to match the tool to specific needs and audiences. We need to be able to justify what we are doing and be credible to funders and sponsors.’

Thanks to everyone for their enthusiasm – and some great blogging and tweeting 🙂

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