Re: [ga] Re: [announce] NC telecon 16 August 2001 - agenda
Nilda Vany Martinez Grajales wrote:
> In my personal concept, the DNSO shouldn't increase the expenses. A
> webcasting (only audio) have high cost because it would imply to hire the
> Berkman Center (they don't do this for free) and it would imply some
> thousands dollars for sure.
The audio from virtually every Names Council meeting over the last year has
been available in a downloadable mp3 file from my web site. I've always
posted a link to the General Assembly list within a few hours after the call
has concluded. They've been of varying quality, but they are usually
sufficient for following the issues and staying up to date. The mp3 webcasts
are not available in real time, but the meetings aren't participatory for
non-NC members either, so a delay of a few hours should be acceptable.
I usually keep the most current meeting linked from the main page of my web
site (http://www.lextext.com), and I think links to many of the recent calls
are now available off the main DNSO page (http://www.dnso.org). Because of
space considerations on my server, I'll be taking some of the older ones
off-line over the next couple of weeks (but anyone who wants an archived
copy for research can ask and I'll e-mail you a copy).
I started doing this as, to borrow a phrase, "proof of concept" that
"webcasts" for listen-only, non-participatory meetings need not be
expensive. The costs involved are simply an external microphone, software
that records audio into mp3 format (or will convert into mp3 format), and a
web server. I think the proof of concept has been a success, and it's my
understanding that some of the bidders to take over the DNSO Secretariat
function offered to perform this service directly (which I welcome!).
(By the way, I don't believe that I will be able to provide this service for
the 16 August 2001 conference call. I'll post something here in the next
couple of days though, so GA members can make alternative arrangements if
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