Animated version of a Rufus Morgan stereograph card, circa 1869-1873, labeled “Stage Road below Alexander’s.”
You can see the real thing up close in the North Carolina Collection Gallery exhibit “Southern Scenery in 3D: 19th-Century Stereographic Photography.”
Such a cool blend of old-school and new-school technology!
What kind of library would have to exist in order to preserve something like this?
This is how 27 people responded in a survey about our (academic) library’s social media use. The link to this survey was publicized on our Facebook and Twitter channels, so it makes sense that the results would skew that way. The “other” channels included blogs, newsletters, and…Spotify?!
A follow up to Monday’s post about student sentiment in libraries during finals. I learned an acronym!
While some would consider this shocking to find in a library, I consider it a win. We provided a canvas that allowed students to blow off some steam during finals, and a platform for students to communicate with each other.
And don’t worry, they probably learned something in spite of themselves.
Finals is to library as Easter is to church: finals is when you see students that only come to the library once a semester.
We use Hootsuite Pro to manage our social media accounts, and I use it to generate a really basic weekly sentiment analysis report that tells us what kinds of language people are using when they tweet about us. Real sentiment analysis is a very difficult thing to do well, and involves setting up your own taxonomies, training your software to categorize relevant phrases accurately, etc etc. So I take Hootsuite’s sentiment analysis with a grain of salt. However, there does seem to be a clear trend: during finals, students vent on Twitter. And when they vent, it often involves talking smack about the library. This comparison shows typical sentiment for finals, when students say things like, “I’m going to jump off the roof of the library! #finals #killme.”
I guess it’s good our Humiliation Shame numbers are still low?
Hard not to be excited about coming to work these days! The #HuntLibrary opened January 2. To put it lightly, my colleagues and I worked incredibly hard to pull this off! It’s been really fun to finally see students using it. #raleigh #ncstate #ncsu #libraries #innovation #collaboration #architecture #Snøhetta #education / on Instagram http://instagr.am/p/VEeL73jh_8/