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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.

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

Libraries

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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

Pyjama party - NZ Post Book Awards for Children and Young adults

We have 3020 followers.

Facebook favourites

We have 3814 likes.

Martian Party Holiday programme

Martian Party Holiday programme, Spreydon Library, CCL-150-732

Today we are 7 – Christchurch City Libraries celebrates seven years of being social online.

We launched our blog on 22 May 2007.

Why are we social? Librarians and libraries are naturally sociable critters. We love information to be free, and freely available. Social media gives us an online platform to share our stuff, ask and answer questions, inform people about events and resources, and have conversations with customers.

Here is a look back on our social history.

Our social media timeline

2007

22 May: Christchurch City Libraries blog is launched, with the first posts from the 2007 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. Here is our first post.

7 June: Bibliofile blog is launched, with the first posts coming from a conference in the United Kingdom on joint school/public libraries.

2008

August: Christchurch City Libraries joins Flickr.

2010

12 April: Christchurch kids blog is launched. Read the first post.

15 September: Christchurch City Libraries joins Twitter as @ChristchurchLib.

2011

January: BiblioCommons catalogue is launched. Users can rate items, make lists, and share opinions by using this social catalogue.

March: Christchurch City Libraries establishes a Facebook presence.

2013

1 September
Ahead of WW100 commemorations, we established a Twitter account 100chch. Read the first tweet.

2 September
Our Flickr site passes one and a half million (1,500,000) page views.

Where we’re at today

A little light statistics, as at 21 May 2014:

  • Flickr 2,839,975 views
  • Facebook 3806 likes
  • Twitter 2983 followers

Analysis

Articles on how we use social media, and analysis of our statistics.

Opening of Lyttelton Road Tunnel  Libraries Manager, Carolyn Robertson Flooded Avon River on Oxford Terrace Camilla Läckberg

Most shared

Join in

We’d love you all to join in the conversation online – here’s where it is happening:

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Central Library Peterborough. Saturday 10 May 2014. Flickr: 2014-05-10-IMG_0182

 

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

The kids ANZAC Day page was in the top 5 this month.

April’s popular blog posts

Photos on FlickrKākāpō at Central Library Manchester

There were 84,061 views in April. We are at 2,759,573 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 2954 followers. The most popular tweets:

Facebook favourites

We have 3797 likes.

Most popular posts:

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