If you tune in to the Big Ten Network for basketball games you might have noticed the LiveBIG segment featuring our social media team that plays during the breaks. The feature introduces the work that Special Collections staff have been doing in online communities on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and for the Special Collections YouTube channel.
On their blog, writers from BTN particularly highlighted the YouTube channel as something unique saying, “Even if old books and maps aren’t your thing, the Special Collections team’s work is really…likeable. Ironic and self-aware, the videos play like an alternate universe cast of New Girl discussing the trivia of Antiques Roadshow in an aesthetic similar to the basement bullpen scenes of Spotlight.” You can read the feature here: http://btn.com/2017/02/19/iowas-special-collections-embeds-its-archives-in-the-digital-space-btn-livebig/ and subscribe to the YouTube channel for updates on new content there: http://youtube.com/uispeccoll/subscribe.
If you did not catch it on TV, here is the original TV segment:
And a second feature they created on their Facebook page:
Librarians at the University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives share their world by taking their stacks to social media.
Posted by BTN LiveBIG on Sunday, February 19, 2017
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