"What I Know Is": the #WIKIsymposium held on 19 March 2014 at University of Stirling.

An annotated summary of the "What I Know Is" symposium held on 19 March 2014 at University of Stirling.

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  1. About This Storify Archive
    Note that this Storify archive begins with a description of processes which can be useful in providing a useful and meaningful story, which is relevant for those organising tweeting at events as well as those who participate in live tweeting. This is then followed by a chronological summary of the tweets (currently for the morning session). 

    A blog post about the creation of this Storify archive is available in a post on Emerging Best Practices for Using Storify For Archiving Event Tweets
    Note to Those Cited in This Summary
    This archives aims to provide a useful and meaningful summary of the WIKIsymposium. Anyone who has been cited in this story who feels their tweet(s) misrepresents their views or are inappropriate for inclusion in this story should content the creator of the story (@briankelly) who will be happy to delete such contributions.
  2. Documenting Practices for Creation of Storify Achives
    It can be useful to provide details about an event well in advance. This can help in providing a meaningful archive of tweets about, in this case, the "What I Know Is" symposium held on 19 March 2014 at  University of Stirling. Note that the following two examples were posted the week before the event.
  3. Providing an official event hashtag in advance enables those who are attending to make known their attendance. Incidentally this also helps marketing events!
  4. On the day of the event it can be useful when participants let others know they are on the way to the event. This could be useful in meeting fellow participants and perhaps making contact if you wish to share a taxi to the event.
  5.  Such tweets also provide a reminder to others who may not be attending the event but would like to follow the Twitter stream. They can then share information about the event with their Twitter community.
  6. In order to provide a meaningful and useful archive of tweets at an event it can be useful to make use of Twitter archiving services such as Twubs. Note that it is best if the Twubs archive is created before the event so you capture tweets from people who may be travelling to the event. However the archive can be created after the event starts although if it is created too long after the event the tweets may not be accessible from Twitter APIs.
  7. In order to provide a meaningful and useful archive of tweets at an event it can be useful to make use of various services. One example is Lanyrd which can provide a social directory of events. If you add your Twitter ID you will be able to make connections with others who attend the same events as yourself.  Note that, as in this case, the Lanyrd entry can be created after the event starts. 
  8. It can also be useful to record presentations at events. If done officially it will have to be planned in advance. However since many participants may carry video recording devices (e.g. smart phones)  this can be done ad hoc. However if you do decide to record a presentation you should seek permission from the speaker / event organisers before publishing the recording. 
  9. In order to make sense of the tweets, especially if, as suggested above, the tweets are to be used in conjunction with a recording of the talks, it can be helpful if announcements are made when a new speaker starts.
  10. Photographs of speakers (and their slides) can help to contextualise talks and trigger memories (e.g. "oh, yes, I remember that speaker - she was very interesting")
  11. Live tweeters (whether official or not) can provide continuity as an events progresses. Note emerging conventions for identifying the speaker. In this case the speaker is (Ray) Murray. Sometimes initials may be used (RW) which can provide more space for the content.