The National Library participates in a variety of social media. Each network has its own particular uses.
In addition to the media listed below, you may also wish to explore those specifically relating to the Trove service, including their Blog (for weekly blog posts), online Forum (for discussion) and YouTube channel (for video and screencasts).
Participating in social media is a two-way street, we also pay attention to what other people are saying about us.
The Library’s Social Media Policy encourages and guides Library staff in their use of social media in the different circumstances of corporate and professional engagement. The Social Media Strategy 2013-2014 is a roadmap for the Library for what is required to sustain, or increase where possible, the current levels of social media activity.
The Library uses our Twitter account to notify of news, relevant items from our collection and events. Trove, a discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians also has a Twitter account. It focuses on items exposed by this discovery service.
The Library uses our Facebook account to let you know about major events, activities and recent acquisitions. We post photos, videos and links to resources about the Library.
YouTube hosts videos of many of the events held at the Library, behind the scenes interviews for many of our publications and of course our famous Christmas party dance routines.
The Library records many of the talks and presentations held here. We make these available as podcasts so you can listen to them any time you like.
- Behind the scenes blog where you can find out how we collect, digitise and preserve our material.
- The eloquent page the National Library of Australia's fringe publishing blog.
- Page turners, what the National Library of Australia staff are reading.
- Paddy's kitchen, a recipe blog to accompany the Patrick White exhibition.
- Australia’s Web Archives, covering our web archiving project, PANDORA.