Social Media and Archives:
A Survey of Archive Users
An OCLC Research Report by:
Bruce Washburn, Ellen Eckert, and Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research
This report details findings from a survey of users of archives to learn more about how researchers find out about systems like ArchiveGrid, and the role that social media, recommendations, reviews, and other forms of user-contributed annotation play in archival research. It will be of interest to those working with archival discovery services, or those investigating the utility of social media in discovery environments.
The information presented in this report will broaden knowledge about who uses archives and special collections for research, as well as how those users communicate and share information about systems like OCLC Research's ArchiveGrid.
Social Media and Archives: A Survey of Archive Users
- Report publication announcement [link]
- Download the report (.pdf: 200K/32 pp.) [link]
ArchiveGrid activity page [link]
ArchiveGrid system [link]
ArchiveGrid Blog [link]
Washburn, Bruce, Ellen Eckert and Merrilee Proffitt. 2013. Social Media and Archives: A Survey of Archive Users. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research.