[ASC-list] Sharing ASC events

Susan Kirk skirk at iprimus.com.au
Thu Mar 21 04:11:37 UTC 2013


Kali, now that is a marvellous thing :)

S


On 21/03/13 12:07 PM, "Kali Madden" <office at asc.asn.au> wrote:

> I love this exchange, it is making me smile as I go about other things. Susan
> thanks so much for kicking it off.
> 
> Following is a bit of background related to moving our association from
> "vacuum" to thriving hub of intellectual science communication capital, along
> with an informal announcement about our proposed online member community :-)
> 
> Long winded, but captures a lot of what has been going on behind the scenes.
> In future we will have ways of inviting others in to the ongoing development
> of the association in more practical ways!
> 
> Part of the reason I responded to Ian's original event email was that I am
> *really* missing my previously jam packed interesting seminar and event
> schedule.
> 
> When I was embedded in the Sydney scene and working with groups across 10+
> universities around Australia it was very easy to get out and about to catch
> all sorts of awesomeness, and it was also easier to be alerted to what great
> things were coming up.
> 
> I moved to the very green northern NSW recently after some 20+ years of city
> life and the plethora of events is sorely missed. I also miss eateries that
> are open when I'm hungry which is most of the time. I do however love the
> quiet, the near empty beaches, the local farmers markets, and the scenic roads
> for riding my motorbike. :-)
> 
> With all the recording devices we walk around with nowadays it is insane to me
> that we aren't utilising them as a collective to share experiences. Science
> communicators have some of the most interesting lives of any group I know, and
> if we all captured quick audio/video recordings of the interesting events we
> are invited in to, imagine how rich our media library would be as a
> collective! 
> 
> So.... for many mixed reasons I have had a long term wicked plan of getting
> the ASC up and running with its own online member community. A place where
> members can easily see and find each other, network, share media of interest,
> develop resource libraries of great things created by members over the years,
> and much more.
> 
> We need a home to capture all the great stuff that happens with and for our
> members in a way that is a bit more permanent than the ever moving stream of
> good things passing us by.
> 
> This way, incoming members, branch committee members and executive would have
> access to all that has gone before and special interest groups could easily
> form and run projects together and develop, share or coordinate resources.
> 
> Up until recent times we (the ASC) have not been in a position to provide
> this. I am currently the only paid ASC person and that 9 hours per week is
> eaten very rapidly just taking care of our membership matters, list
> maintenance, bookkeeping, supporting Exec and so on. In reality I work very
> many more hours for free though I am hoping that if we get an online community
> happening this will no longer be the case.
> 
> Having an association home base that will accommodate all the interesting
> ideas our members have will help make many more of those ideas become reality
> because there will be a work space to accommodate them. This is exciting!
> 
> To this end we have purchased an association management software called
> YourMembership. You can find out more about it here:
> http://www.yourmembership.com/
> 
> Carving out the time to put such a system is place is now a top priority and
> this week I was to begin to investigate how we might roll that out. It will be
> a slow implementation over time because we need to have our members involved
> in guiding the direction we will take. It is exciting that Claire Harris is on
> board this year as a VP to help bring some order and clear thinking to our
> communication development for the association.
> 
> After we have put our heads together on the initial feature set and developed
> a bit of an implementation plan that is doable given current resource
> constraints, I am sure there will be *many* opportunities for keen member
> volunteers to help us shape a space that is tailor made for our community.
> 
> I imagine that members who have been vocal on the list about special interest
> areas could come on board as ambassadors for that interest and help us to
> create a space to see them through. In recent times there has been mention of
> style guides, media sharing and more. Initially, even just building informed
> collections of resources about each of these areas would be valuable for
> members.
> 
> So now I have informally announced that we are going to develop an online
> membership community for the association. More formal communication and an
> invitation to assist will follow in due course :-)
> 
> All those with an interest in being involved are most welcome to send me a
> note expressing their area of interest. That is, what would you like to do for
> the association to make it a better place to be?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Kali
> 
> 
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Susan Kirk <skirk at iprimus.com.au> wrote:
>> Love the caps.  I'm very passionate about sharing information.  After all an
>> associations' intellectual property is priceless.
>> 
>> 
>> S
>> 
>> On 21/03/13 9:53 AM, "asc-list-request at lists.asc.asn.au"
>> <asc-list-request at lists.asc.asn.au> wrote:
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>>> >    1. Re: Sharing ASC events (Lamberts Rod)
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>>> > Message: 1
>>> > Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:50:05 +1100
>>> > From: Lamberts Rod <rod.lamberts at anu.edu.au>
>>> > To: Jess Tyler <jessyorta at gmail.com>
>>> > Cc: Susan Kirk <susan at susankirk.com.au>, "asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au
>>> > \(asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au\)" <asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au>, Susan Kirk
>>> > <skirk at iprimus.com.au>
>>> > Subject: Re: [ASC-list] Sharing ASC events
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>>> > Interesting? my thinking cap is on.
>>> >
>>> > Cheers,
>>> > Rod
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On 21/03/2013, at 10:45 AM, Jess Tyler <jessyorta at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>>> >> Hi Susan
>>>> >>
>>>> >> I was thinking that we link in with AusSMC, RiAUS, etc on a national
>>>> level
>>>> >> and have an agreement where they post videos, recordings etc on our
>>>> site,
>>>> >> viewable only by ASC members (benefit of membership).
>>>> >>
>>>> >> We need to think of a benefit for them too!
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Self maintaining...low cost....
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Jess Tyler
>>>> >> SciBiz Communications
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Business-
>>>> >> Communications-
>>>> >> Strategy.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> M : 0408 298 292 <tel:0408%20298%20292>
>>>> >> E: jess at scibizcomms.com.au
>>>> >>
>>>> >> On 21/03/2013, at 10:34 AM, Susan Kirk <susan at susankirk.com.au> wrote:
>>>> >>
>>>>> >>> I wasn?t really thinking about a shiny professional standard.  I guess
>>>>> I was
>>>>> >>> thinking an ASC member with a video recorder.  And what is this
>>>>> >>> YourMembership system?   I?m really getting disappointed with this
>>>>> >>> association or rather frustrated!  It seems to operate in a vacuum.
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> Jess what do you mean?
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> S
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> On 21/03/13 9:11 AM, "Jess Tyler" <jessyorta at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> How about looking into other places that are already doing this and
>>>>> making
>>>>> >>> the connection? No use reinventing the wheel....
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> Jess Tyler
>>>>> >>> SciBiz Communications
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> Business-
>>>>> >>> Communications-
>>>>> >>> Strategy.
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> M : 0408 298 292 <tel:0408%20298%20292>
>>>>> >>> E: jess at scibizcomms.com.au
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> On 21/03/2013, at 9:47 AM, Lamberts Rod <rod.lamberts at anu.edu.au>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> Hi Susan,
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> Being a smallish association run almost entirely by a plucky band of
>>>>> >>> volunteers (who all have full-time day jobs), there's only so much the
ASC
>>>>> >>> as an association can take on. And before we do take on anything new,
we
>>>>> >>> need to be sure that we can fully resource it and deliver it to a
>>>>> shiny,
>>>>> >>> professional standard. It may be that the YourMembership system that
>>>>> we will
>>>>> >>> be rolling out over the rest of 2013 could offer a platform for at
>>>>> least
>>>>> >>> some elements of what you are hoping for below. But Kali would be in a
>>>>> >>> better position to comment on this than I.
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> It may also be that there are people out there in ASC-List land who
>>>>> could be
>>>>> >>> suitably experienced, skilled and willing to look into this. We are
>>>>> nothing
>>>>> >>> if not an association of multi-talented and high-energy people!
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> Cheers for now,
>>>>> >>> Rod
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> On 20/03/2013, at 10:00 AM, Susan Kirk <skirk at iprimus.com.au> wrote:
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> Thanks to Ian for sharing his "Margaret Wertheim at Sydney Uni" and
>>>>> for Kali
>>>>> >>> in pointing out how useful some sort of transcription is for ASC
>>>>> events.  I
>>>>> >>> was thinking the same thing the other day as I read through some of
>>>>> these
>>>>> >>> emails how nice it would be to share in some of these great events
>>>>> being put
>>>>> >>> on across Aus.  How can we gain access? Could the ASC fund a webinar
for
>>>>> >>> some of these events?  Something along the lines AusSMC?
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> S
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> On 19/03/13 1:38 PM, "asc-list-request at lists.asc.asn.au"
>>>>> >>> <asc-list-request at lists.asc.asn.au> wrote:
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> ___________________________________________________
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> Dr Rod Lamberts
>>>>> >>> National President
>>>>> >>> Australian Science Communicators
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