Sunday, August 22, 2010

UW Digital Collections Reaches Out with Twitter

Librarians Vicki Tobias and Melissa McLimans have noticed an uptick in interest in UW Digital Collections since they started using Twitter to highlight the unusual and sometimes bizarre items that lurk in the collection.  The Isthmus, an alternative weekly newspaper based in Madison, reported:

"The UW Digital Collections Twitter feed is also, according to Melissa, an amazing representation of the Wisconsin Idea; they are using university resources to provide people around the world with these historical images, newspapers and other documents. "There are 70,000 images in our online collections," Melissa says. "I remind myself daily about the amazing things that are in there." Read more...

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