Another hosting option to consider is the Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/create/) -- the Plone Conference last fall had two of the four tracks professionally taped and then volunteers encoded and uploaded them all to the archive. It was great even for conference attendees because there was just too much good stuff going on ;-)
From: LaJeunesse, Brad [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
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Sent: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 13:05:44 -0800
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Videos of presentations?
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