[ASC-list] ASC Sharing events

Jess Tyler jessyorta at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 23:54:51 UTC 2013


I would too! Send me a demo..

Jess Tyler
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On 22/03/2013, at 10:47 AM, Susan Kirk <skirk at iprimus.com.au> wrote:

> 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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>>   1. Re: Sharing ASC events (Susan Kirk)
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>> Message: 1
>> 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>
>> Cc: asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au, asc-list-request at lists.asc.asn.au
>> Subject: Re: [ASC-list] Sharing ASC events
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>> 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
>>>>>> Message-ID: <30946643-4171-4214-98EC-3EF9AAD461D7 at anu.edu.au>
>>>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252"
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 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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>>>>>> ___________________________________________________
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Dr Rod Lamberts
>>>>>> National President
>>>>>> Australian Science Communicators
>>>>>> http://www.asc.asn.au/
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