[AG-TECH] large one way presentations

Barbara A. Kucera bkucera at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Mon Aug 5 10:14:23 CDT 2002

Hi Robert,

My initial reaction is why waste the AG for this . . . if you're going to 
record them, you could use other technology that is commercially available 
at a very low cost--I can't think of the names of the products, but 
Microsoft has one, etc.  The AG is really designed for live, interactive 
collaboration and discourse.

When is your annual seminar in bioinformatics?  How important is this 
seminar to Idaho?  Would it be beneficial to expand your coverage?  Perhaps 
we could send someone to help you set up your AG in the auditorium . . 
.  or loan you the Kentucky portable AG for this purpose so you could 
multicast your seminar via the AG?  You might want to talk with Marty in 
North Dakota, they have presented two virtual bioinformatics and genomics 
conferences.  Let's talk about this.


At 09:40 AM 8/3/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>Right now we have a yearly seminar series in bioinformatics.  We
>invite big (and small) names in bioinformatics and they give an hour
>long talk.  We tape all the talks.  Would it be reasonable to
>rebroadcast them on the AG?  Can somone comment on the pros and cons
>of taping and rebroadcasting vs live transmission?  For us it would be
>much easier to tape and take the tape to the tiny AGN than to hook up
>a connection to the auditorium.  Any thoughts on this issue?
>Any special equipment besides a VCR needed for turning our AGN into
>a rebroadcaster?
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Barbara A. Kucera
Alliance/EPSCoR Liaison
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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