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Write and Reuse: Repurposing Content

Overwhelmed by the amount of writing you need to do for your communications pieces? You aren’t alone. Most nonprofits produce print newsletters, email newsletters, web content, and press releases on a regular basis, not to mention the need to supply fresh content to your social media channels. But here

Living History Farms uses Pinterest to promote their uniqueness

The other day we looked at the way the New England Museum Association was using Pinterest. Today I found another great museum Pinterest page – this time by Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa. Their boards celebrate all that is unique about their living history site: “From the Farm

Great use for Pinterest to promote museums

I stumbled across this Pinterest page in my web travels and found it a great use of the site for promoting museums. The New England Museum Association has created a page for each state they represent, and a pin for each museum in each state! What a great use

Blogs as a way to document archaeology projects

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Way back in 2008, in one of my first blog posts ever, I discussed “Blogging a Restoration,” as a great way to keep your constituents engaged in your historic site, especially if you have a construction or archaeology project in progress that is limiting visitor access to your site.

How to set up a Twitter account and start tweeting

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I just wrote this piece for ALHFAM‘s upcoming Bulletin and thought I would share it here as well, in case you have been wanted to jump on the Twitter band wagon and have been scared!

Remember to follow copyright laws

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In the hustle of trying to put together exhibits and publications, it can be easy to forget about copyright laws. In fact, when dealing with history, many items are over 75 years old and are considered part of the public domain, making it easy for us to use them

Social media isn’t the answer to your low visitor traffic

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I’m sure this has happened to many of you before. You are sitting in a staff or board meeting, brainstorming ways to increase your visitor traffic, and someone says, “I know! We need to create a Facebook page and start Twittering!” What these people do not understand is that

Tweeting the Bill of Rights

I am always looking for creative ways that museums and libraries are using social media to engage their audiences. Today’s fine example comes to us from the National Archives, who challenged their blog readers and Twitter followers to tweet in 140 characters or less the Bill of Rights! You

LoC posts Civil War photos on Flickr

A post on the Library of Congress blog reports that the organization recently posted a collection of Civil War-era photos on the social media site Flickr as a way to share these photos with a much wider audience than will be able to see them in person as a

Interactive Website: The HerStory Scrapbook

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Here is an example of an online exhibit based around one specific concept that works very well. The HerStory Scrapboook catalogues articles from The New York Times’ coverage of the women’s suffrage movement of the early twentieth century. The site provides summaries and links to the articles about the

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