Summarise Your Project, Your Report, … in 140 Characters!

Martin Hawksey recently tweeted a suggestion that press releases should include a 140 character summary. This will make it easier for others to retweet such siummaries whilst ensuring that the content provider is taking responsibility for the initial message.

I responded  to Martin and suggested that this could also apply to projects, project reports and other project deliverables.  Here are some examples related to UKOLN project work:

  • CERIFy project’s main  aim: to get more UK HEIs engaged with CERIF data model/standard for Research Information Management   Note 122 characters, with 18 spare for others to use
  • JISC PoWR: providing guidance on best practices for the preservation of Web resources  85 chars (55 spare)
  • JISC PoWR handbook on Web preservation launched: http://bit.ly/iF0eeh  70 chars (70 spare)
  • QA Focus: developing a quality assurance framework for JISC-funded projects  75 chars (65 spare)
  • IWMW: the main event for institutional Web managers in UK HEIs – 15 years old in 2011!   86 chars (54 spare)

Note that you should estimate the nos. of charcaters needed to include RT data e.g.

RT @briankelly: IWMW: the main event for institutional Web managers in UK HEIs – 15 years old in 2011!

This uses 101 characters with 39 spare for others to add additional commentary such as:

RT @briankelly: “IWMW: the main event for institutional Web managers in UK HEIs – 15 years old in 2011!” Great must attend

which uses 124 character and still has space for an additional 16 characters.

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