[ASC-list] ASC Sharing events

Susan Kirk skirk at iprimus.com.au
Thu Mar 21 23:47:03 UTC 2013


So I'm glad to see that we are looking at this.  Would really love to test
this out, this software.  S,


On 21/03/13 2:42 PM, "asc-list-request at lists.asc.asn.au"
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> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:11:37 +1000
> From: Susan Kirk <skirk at iprimus.com.au>
> To: Kali Madden <office at asc.asn.au>, Susan Kirk <skirk at iprimus.com.au>
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> Kali, now that is a marvellous thing :)
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> S
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> 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
>>> 
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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
>>>>> Message-ID: <30946643-4171-4214-98EC-3EF9AAD461D7 at anu.edu.au>
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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
>>>>>>>>> http://www.asc.asn.au/ <http://www.asc.asn.au/>
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>>>>>>>>> 
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>>>>>>>>> ?If you don?t ask the right questions you won?t get the right
>>>>>> answers.?
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> ___________________________________________________
>>>>> 
>>>>> Dr Rod Lamberts
>>>>> National President
>>>>> Australian Science Communicators
>>>>> http://www.asc.asn.au/
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>>>>> 
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