Julie Devenney, social media officer for ARAScotland & Archive Hour writes about ArchiveHour for SHSMG in the latest blog. “Why don’t you set it up?” said an archivist friend to me, back in May, after I’d been grumbling again that there was a @museumhour and an @ancestryhour but no @archivehour! “Why don’t I?!” I had not […]Read More Go For It!
Helping others help with your message – engaging with colleagues at the National Library of Scotland My name is Stewart Hardy and I am a marketing officer at the National Library of Scotland. I have primary responsibility for the Library’s social media channels. What is the National Library of Scotland? In a word: amazing. […]Read More Helping others help with your message
Gregor McMillan is a video production officer at Registers of Scotland, the non-ministerial government department responsible for maintaining land and property records. Earlier in the year, RoS successfully streamed their first ever Facebook Live event, and in this blog, Gregor recounts their experience and offers some tips on how to stream on a budget. First, […]Read More Going Live!
Stephenie McGucken is a PhD candidate & tutor at the University of Edinburgh in the History of Art. Her research interests include the uses of heritage in film, and draws on her experiences with various fandoms to help form research questions. She also runs the social media for the Edinburgh Medieval Pigment Project. Everyone […]Read More Heritage Social Media Fandom
Kiara King is the archivist at the Ballast Trust. Kiara has written about her experiences of running and contributing to multiple twitter accounts. Today I counted up my twitter accounts and realised I have access to 7 different ones. Thankfully I can confidently say that I’ve still had more hot dinners than twitter […]Read More Managing Multiple Accounts
The Scottish History Network was created last year to help share knowledge and develop connections throughout the field of Scottish history. One of their co-founders, Fraser Raeburn, discusses how social media has enabled their work: In late 2015, my colleague Laura Harrison and I were grumbling about how organised Irish historians are. They always seemed […]Read More The Scottish History Network and Social Media
Kim Beasley is the ScotlandsPlaces Project Officer. Kim has very kindly written about her social media successes for the third SHSMG blog. What do a nineteenth-century Ordnance Survey record and a seventeenth-century map have in common? Well, thanks to social media they have all been viewed by thousands of people and are some of ScotlandsPlaces […]Read More ScotlandsPlaces Social Media Successes
Núria Ruiz is the Digital Development Officer at YouthLink Scotland, where she leads on digital media for a number of national youth work projects. Núria writes for SHSMG in our second blog. What has youth work got to do with social media for museums? Quite a bit, as it goes. For the last six months, I’ve been […]Read More Empowering young people to talk about history in their own voice
David McLeod, one of the founding members of the Scottish Heritage Social Media Group has put together this first blog for SHSMG, Using Twitter for Museum Professionals. This blog is an abridged transcript from a talk David did at the Museums Association: Moving on Up Conference, held in February at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. […]Read More Using Twitter for Museum Professionals