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Website Records

Topic:
Storify (Electronic resource)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2017-2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of 21 Storify accounts maintained by units throughout the Smithsonian Institution. Storify allows users to combine content from a variety of social media platforms to create a single story. Units often use boards in Storify to document or summarize significant social media campaigns. The accounts were crawled between October 5, 2017, and April 23, 2018, but much of the content is older. In many cases, this accession also includes files downloaded directly from Storify. The Storify platform was shut down in May 2018. Due to technical issues, some content is missing from this accession. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Social media  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-011, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 20-011
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa20-011

Website Records

Topic:
Storify (Electronic resource)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2017
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of Storify accounts maintained by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Storify allows users to combine content from a variety of social media platforms to create a single story. Units often use boards in Storify to document or summarize significant social media campaigns. The accounts were crawled in July 2017, but much of the content is older. Due to issues, some content is missing from this accession. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Social media  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-208, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-208
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-208

Website Records

Topic:
Smithsonian Summer Showdown (Website)
Storify (Electronic resource)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Advancement  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the "Smithsonian Summer Showdown" website and selected associated social media. The Smithsonian Summer Showdown was a competition for which many of the museums, research centers, and zoo chose one iconic item to be voted upon by the public. Competitors included the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Zoological Park, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Smithsonian Gardens, the Smithsonian Institution Archives, the Anacostia Community Museum, the National Museum of American History, the National Postal Museum, the Archives of American Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Asian Pacific American Center, the Smithsonian Latino Center, the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Folkways/Recordings, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the National Museum of African Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The competition was bracket-style with round one items grouped into science, history, art, and culture categories. Voters were eligible to win several prizes awarded by random drawings. The competition ran from July 28 through August 18, 2014.

The website was crawled during each of the three rounds and after the winner (Bao Bao the giant panda cub) was announced. The crawls include the brackets, the voting forms, the official rules of entry, and the prize details.

Throughout the competition, many of the Smithsonian Institution's Twitter accounts were used to promote the competition and encourage votes for particular items. One method used was "trash talk" between competing museums and research centers in which they engaged in playful conversations about how a particular item was better than another. The conversations often provided context to the items and their places in history. A search of the #SIShowdown hashtag in Twitter was crawled on August 29, 2014. Tweets with the #SIShowdown hashtag between August 15 and October 6, 2014 were also exported into a spreadsheet.

Several units within the Smithsonian Institution used Storify boards to collect and contextualize Tweets and other social media content documenting particular aspects of the competition, including the National Museum of American History, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Several boards were created in the central Smithsonian Storify account as well. Each of these boards was crawled on August 22, 2014.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Contests  Search this
Online social networks  Search this
Social media  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-017, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Advancement, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-017
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-017

Website Records

Topic:
Storify (Electronic resource)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of 20 Storify accounts maintained by units throughout the Smithsonian Institution (SI). Storify allows users to combine content from a variety of social media platforms to create a single story. Smithsonian units often use boards in Storify to document or summarize significant social media campaigns. The accounts were crawled in 2015, but much of the content is older. Due to technical issues, some photographic and video content is missing from this accession. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Social media  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-167, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-167
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-167

Website Records

Topic:
Tumblr (Electronic resource)
American History Through an African American Lens (Blog)
Facebook (Electronic resource)
YouTube (Electronic resource)
Storify (Electronic resource)
Creator::
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2012-2017
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of several websites and social media accounts documenting the promotion and marketing of the National Museum and African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) which opened to the public on September 24, 2016.

NMAAHC's primary website was crawled on August 26 (twice) and 28, September 16, 22, 23 (twice), 24 (three times), 25, and 27, 2016. The website includes information about visiting, exhibitions, events, and collections. Some crawls only include top-level pages of the website and extensive detailed collections information is not included in any of the crawls. Due to technical issues, some features of the website may not function properly in this accession.

NMAAHC's Tumblr blog, titled "American History through an African American Lens," was crawled on September 9 and October 4, 2016. Launched in February 2012, it highlights events, objects, and research.

The fundraising website established for the NMAAHC's "Giving Day," also September 24, 2016, was crawled on September 12 and 16, 2016.

The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH) website was crawled on September 21, 2016. CFCH organized the "Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration" festival in honor of the opening of NMAAHC. The festival ran September 23-25, 2016.

The top pages of the Smithsonian Institution website which announce the opening of the museum were crawled on September 24, 2016.

NMAAHC's Twitter account, a platform used for microblogging, was crawled on September 8, 21, 23, and 24 (twice), and October 7, 2016. The AskNMAAHC Twitter account, used to answer questions from the public about visiting NMAAHC, was crawled on February 7, 2017, but had been inactive since October 13, 2016. Tweets using two hashtags promoted by NMAAHC and used both for official tweets and by other institutions and the public were also captured. Tweets using "#illuminateNMAAHC" were captured between November 3, 2015, and September 30, 2016, and exported to a spreadsheet. Tweets using "#APeoplesJourney" were crawled on October 3, 2016.

NMAAHC's Storify account, used to document social media campaigns by combining content from several sources, was crawled on October 4, 2016.

NMAAHC's YouTube channel, used for sharing videos, was crawled in two pieces on October 5, 2016.

NMAAHC's Facebook account, used to communicate and share with the public, was crawled on both October 7 and 27, 2016.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Special events  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Social media  Search this
Online social networks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-110, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-110
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-110

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