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Tweeting Conferences--Is It Rude?

Tweeting during conferences makes sessions interesting and sometimes more beneficial to those not attending sessions, or to get commentary on what is being said. However, during MARAC, I often felt like it might be rude to tweet during the session, even if what I wanted to tweet was an inspirational quote or positive comment on what was being said. I was reminded of this by a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. So what do you think--is tweeting during sessions a good or bad thing? Comment on this post or tweet me: @AVArchivist.




It was great to meet so many new people at MARAC this past week, and it was also great to see so many tweeters (#marac)!

The prep work for two sessions and a grant took up the majority of work the last few weeks, so it's going to be nice to get back into the swing of real work.


Looking Forward to MARAC!

Originally, I was just looking forward to attending MARAC (it's local), and chairing a session. A friend of mine, who is friends with a presenter on another committee, let me know that a presenter had to drop out and they needed someone to fill in on a panel to discuss rights and reproductions. So, I'll be on a presentation panel two days! I'm really looking forward to the second group where I will be able to say more, but also because the other presenters and I are setting up a forum on Google Groups and compiling documents linked to the group for the panel. The forum will be a place where the attendees will be able to get the materials, but also to continue a dialog about the reality of rights and reproductions. Unlike other sections or roundtables in the archives organizations, there really isn't a group or listserv for this type of discussion (that we've found). We're hoping that the session will be very interactive and thought-provoking, or at least anecdote-provoking!