Personally, I think it's a great idea. I agree on not wishing to
pressure speakers and it being completely opt-in. As for storage, I
would be happy to host the videos on a GPLS web server, if needed.
Also, for the record, I am planning on attending the conference for as
long as circumstances allow (no baby yet!). :)
Dan Scott wrote:
> Based on an appeal from Rob on IRC, who won't be able to attend code4libcon, I've got about 12 hours worth of MiniDV tapes and will bring my camcorder along.
> It would help, though, to know if the scheduled presenters are okay with appearing on video. I don't want to pressure anyone into being videotaped if they're not comfortable with it, so I only plan on taping a session if the presenter opts in ahead of time. I haven't figured out anything along the lines of subsequent storage and distribution of this content post-conference, either... it's just a last-minute idea that might make sense for those who were unable to attend this year (Brad, Peter, and undoubtedly many others). For the presenters, it might be useful for CV / whuffie credits, too.
> Any thoughts? Is this a horrible idea?
> Dan Scott
> Systems Librarian,
> Bibliothèque J.N. Desmarais Library
> Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
> Phone: 705-675-1151 x3315