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By Marieke Guy

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Twitter started as method of exchanging 'inconsequential' information between individuals but is increasingly being seen as significant communication and marketing tool for organisations, so much so that they should be considering a preservation strategy for their tweets. Marieke Guy looks at why tweets should be preserved and what tools are available.

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Marieke Guy works for UKOLN (http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/), a centre of excellence in digital information management providing advice and services to the library, information and cultural heritage communities, based at the University of Bath. She is interested in digital preservation and in particular preservation of web resources. Back in 2008 she worked on the JISC Preservation of Web Resources (PoWR) Project which organised workshops and produce a handbook that specifically addressed issues of relevance to the UK HE/FE web management community. She is currently writing a Beginner's Guide to Digital Preservation (http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/jisc-bgdp/) for JISC and will be presenting a paper on blog preservation and a poster on Twapper Keeper at iPres 2010 (19 - 22 September).

Marieke Guy m.guy@ukoln.ac.uk

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