Posted by Brian Kelly on January 31st, 2011
With the start of a new year I’ve been clearing out old emails and come across some news items that haven’t made it into fully fledged posts of their own. Here’s what I found:
Finding collections 1
Sarah Washford has created a Google Maps mashup of UK Public Libraries using Web 2.0 technologies.
Finding collections 2
There is a new service for people interested in finding out what Scotland’s libraries, museums and archives hold. The service uses a geographical interface using a Google mashup, showing location of services, collection descriptions, tag clouds for people and subjects and much more.
All comments and feedback can be blogged at: http://scottishlibraries.wordpress.com/2008/10/14/mapping-it-out-for-scotland/
Do you use Twitter? If so, how do you read / manage access to all those tweets? Tweetdeck is one useful service. Here are a couple of examples of how it can be used:
Alternatively there’s Tweetgrid if you want something browser based (and it is available for Mac as well PC users).
If you’re thinking of using Twitter yourself, then there is a useful article by Paul Boag in Smashing Magazine on using Twitter.
Who’s got a Twitter account?
There are now a few historical figures and iconic characters with twitter accounts; here are a selection:
- Charles Darwin
- I am Henry VII
- Natural History Museum (NY) Whale
- Bill the Snake at Royal Marines Musuem
- Oisin the Deer at Warwickshire Museum
- SpotticusNH the giraffe at the Natural History Museum, Dublin.
Spotted on other blogs
On the Fresh+New(er) blog: On January 30 the Powerhouse Museum becomes the start point for a locative mobile story/game called China Heart. This exciting free project runs all through Chinese New Year celebrations until February 13. Read more.