Out of the box - Christchurch Art Gallery family fun dayKia ora. We explore what Christchurch City Libraries’ webpages and blog posts and social media postings were popular each month – so we can learn more about what our customers are interested in.

Website pages

Animal Group Names (Collective Nouns) was the most popular web page. It got 14,515 views, and the average time spend on the page was 5 minutes and 5 seconds – double the average time spent on our web pages of 2 minutes 23 seconds.

September’s popular blog posts

A big welcome to the fabulous new bloggers who had a baptism of blogging fire at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival: Kia ora Alina, Ben, and Alison. Also a big thanks to stalwart stars Roberta, Robyn, Joyce, and Lisa who provided such excellent wordy thoughts.

How do people find our blog? WordPress can tell. The most popular search term that found our blog last month was “oct school holidays 2014 free activities Christchurch”

The most popular search term ever is quite unexpected – “aubrey Beardsley”

Most popular posts this month:

Photos on Flickr

August was busier than average with 172,280 views. September was even busier – we got 309,776 views. Our busiest day was 13 September with 13,607 views. Flickr is at 3,411,868 page views.
Pear Tree Press exhibition at Central Library Peterborough New Zealand IceFest  New Halswell Library and Community Facility Library trucks

Top on Twitter

We have 3170 followers. The most popular tweets:

Facebook favourites

We have 3904 likes.

A beautiful oasis on Colombo Street. The Green Room, by Greening the rubble. ^Donna

121 years ago today, New Zealand women got the vote. http://ow.ly/BF9iz Kia ora to all those strong and wonderful women who made it happen. And pay the best tribute – vote! You can vote today at nine of our libraries. http://ow.ly/BF9MA ^Donna

A great treasure trove of library memories in The Press on Saturday. http://stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/10467257/Library-coming-down-but-memories-stick ^Donna

Kia ora. We explore what Christchurch City Libraries’ webpages and blog posts and social media postings were popular each month – so we can learn more about what our customers are interested in.

Website pages

Our ever popular page on collective nouns for animals got 13,432 page views. Overall, there were nearly half a million page views this month: 495,724.

August’s popular blog posts

Photos on Flickr

It was busier than average in August, with 172,280 views. Our busiest day was 30 August when we got 12587 views. The main drawcard was photos hot off the press from the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival. Flickr is at 3,102,092 pageviews.
John Chrisstoffels: The Novel and the Theremin

Top on Twitter

We have 3129 followers. The most popular tweets:

This month Twitter brought out a new analytics tool. It will give us more fine-grained knowledge of engagement. In this graphic, you can see that livetweeting at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Festival pushed up our impressions (how many times the tweets has been viewed).

Find out more: New Tweet activity dashboard offers richer analytics

Twitter

Facebook favourites

We have 3882 likes.

Kia ora. We explore what Christchurch City Libraries’ webpages and blog posts and social media postings were popular each month – so we can learn more about what our customers are interested in.

Website pages

Māori content was strong this month, with Te Reo Kete and the kids Māori page both in the top 30.

July’s popular blog posts

Photos on Flickr

There were 101269 views in July. We are at 3,102,092 pageviews.

Top on Twitter

We have 3101 followers. The most popular tweets:

 

Facebook favourites

We have 3858 likes.

July’s Library Life is now online. Do have a read, it is full of interesting stuff including makerspaces, modern learning environment. I’ve written a piece in it about social media at Christchurch City Libraries.

Library Life

Some of you may recognise that covergirl’s smock. Shirley Lindsay Reading is a 1970 image from our own library:

A cold wintry morning during the holidays in the cosy Canterbury Children’s Library where Story-telling sessions were well attended each day. Many of the childfen combined the story-session with choosing their holiday reading, and others made the trip an opportunity to examine the working meccano models and electric trains. From left: Mari-Ann Fairbairn (aged 9), Thea Clemence (aged 8) and Geoffrey Baker (aged 8) with Miss Shirley Lindsay Reading of the library staff who is just choosing a story.

 Appeared in the Christchurch Star 29 May 1970 Flickr:  CCL-Star-522,  from the collection of the Christchurch Star.

Check out more fab series of photos of librarians at work from the Christchurch Star.

Brian Gilberthorpe - Inundated by cataloguing to be done April 1975 Flickr: CCL-star-471

Brian Gilberthorpe – Inundated by cataloguing to be done April 1975 Flickr: CCL-star-471 From the collection of the Christchurch Star

 

Matariki craft at Te Kete Wānanga o Ōraka

Matariki craft at Te Kete Wānanga o Ōraka. Shirley Library. Monday 16 June 2014. Flickr: 2014-06-16-DSC04513

Kia ora. We explore what Christchurch City Libraries’ webpages and blog posts and social media postings were popular each month – so we can learn more about what our customers are interested in.

Website pages

Our kids Matariki page was the 4th most popular web page this month. It had 6,831 page views. The rest of our Matariki pages featured strongly too.

June’s popular blog posts

Photos on Flickr

There were 111,455 views in June. We are at 3,000,823 pageviews.

The busiest day was 18 June, and this photo of Matariki craft in action was popular.

Top on Twitter

We have 3063 followers. The most popular tweets:

Facebook favourites

 

We have 3830 likes.

Most popular posts:

Some useful and interesting stuff on the WWW, with a library focus:

Weve

The most excellent Kiwi librarians Sally Pewhairangi and Megan Ingle – Heroesmingle – have launched a library-focused magazine Weve. I am looking forward to exploring what they have to day:

Te Papa images

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SarahKia ora. We explore what Christchurch City Libraries’ webpages and blog posts and social media postings were popular each month – so we can learn more about what our customers are interested in.

Website pages

A flange of baboons, a destruction of cats, a waddling of ducks … The kids’ page on collective nouns for groups of animals was number one in May.

May’s popular blog posts

Photos on Flickr

There were 129,795 views in May. We are at 2,889,368 page views.

Top on Twitter

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We have 3020 followers.

Facebook favourites

We have 3814 likes.

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