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Andrew M Smith

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Using Social Networking Tools To Promote Genealogy And Local History Collections And To Instruct Researchers In Their Use, Andrew Smith Jul 2010

Using Social Networking Tools To Promote Genealogy And Local History Collections And To Instruct Researchers In Their Use, Andrew Smith

Andrew M Smith

Libraries with genealogy and local history collections spend a great deal of time and effort in collecting, preserving, cataloging, indexing, digitizing, and providing access to their materials. However, these activities may be wasted if potential researchers are unaware of the existence of these materials, or are lacking the knowledge and skills to navigate the materials. Many libraries have long used traditional methods to market their collections, such as printed newsletters, and to educate their patrons, such as printed handouts and face-to-face workshops. These methods are increasingly expensive, time-consuming, and limited in their audience reach.

This paper describes a wide variety ...


Social Networking For Genealogists, Andrew Smith Dec 2008

Social Networking For Genealogists, Andrew Smith

Andrew M Smith

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