|Martello Tower #2 completed in 1805|
|1929 national collection receipt|
Our initial strategy began with following people and organisations that were somehow associated with radio, history, and museums. Very quickly we received retweets, favourites and our steady band of ‘followers’ started to increase. The weekend that we tweeted images of a receipt for the 1929 Fianna Fáil national collection we received a huge amount of interest. As Marie-Therese had set up Google analytics on our Omeka site, it was easy to calculate when our audience had been viewing the collection and what was of particular interest.
This interest encouraged us in our efforts in highlighting the
collection to as wide an audience as possible. So we refocused our efforts on
cataloguing the Irish ephemera within the Museum’s collection. As with everything concerning the operation
of the catalogue and the metadata collection, this is a team effort, we both
tweet and manage the Twitter interaction for the site, in between our day jobs.
This is the real bonus of social media; we can manage to keep it all going
because of how easy it is to connect with our audience via our smartphones,
laptops, and tablets.
|Google analytics for October|
|Rental receipt from 1908 with Edward VII stamp|
Sarah Connolly - Cataloguer Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio
Marie-Therese Carmody - Cataloguer Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio