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Sharing a collection

Once you have created a community archive collection, how can you make best use of it? These resources cover promoting your archive on social media, engaging audiences and creating educational material.

Social media

Social media

Strategic Social Media (link to external website)

12 strategic steps to help you get the most from social media. Aimed at councils but the principles are relevant to other organisations.
Source: Local Government Association

Facebook: putting your community archive on the digital map (link to page on this website)

Tips on using Facebook effectively from the award-winning digital archive ‘Beyond the Point’.


Engaging the public (link to external website)

Lots of great information for community groups on undertaking and presenting research ; good mix of pdf, podcast and videos.
Source: The University of Leicester

Top tips to engage with diverse communities (PDF)

Reaching new and culturally diverse audiences can be a daunting task. This set of tips has been written by Milton Brown from Kirklees Local TV.
Source: Milton Brown, Kirklees Local TV (CAHG committee member)

Digital Engagement Toolkit (link to external website)

How to use collections to tell stories online and engage audiences in different ways.
Source: National Archives

How case studies can help promote your work (PDF)

Case studies can help build credibility and demonstrate the impact of your organisation or project.  Here are some suggestions for creating an effective case study.
Source: Milton Brown, Kirklees Local TV (CAHG committee member)


Creating classroom resources (link to external website)

A simple process for creating an education activity from archive records.
Source: Scottish Council on Archives


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