Adding more SE-IBSS Webinars to YouTube?

Good afternoon Bill,

I noticed we have a page for "webinars" on the site:

It looks like the most recent webinars were uploaded on August 2013.

I wondered if you would mind if we uploaded webinars since that time to the IBSS YouTube account, so that we can post them on the Southeast IBSS Webinar page using the streaming video portlet SREF created for the other webinars already posted?

I realize this might impact your "native" viewership on / and thereby impact your usage metrics for the service.

However, I also think there’s the opportunity for broader exposure via YouTube, so perhaps it will balance out. YouTube also eliminates the "barrier to entry" of having special software, and allows users to view the webinar (or just parts of it) via mobile devices.

I took the liberty to upload one recent webinar (not publicly) and added descriptive text suggesting that if users want to receive credit with (the given agency/agencies), then they can visit (I should put

I also think it’d be nice to add a "clickable link" or "hot spot" to the video directing to the bioenergy portal – I’ve seen this done as a way to promote a product on other YouTube videos.

If you have the log-in credentials handy, the video I uploaded to YouTube is here:

Please let me know if you agree with my thinking on the value of adding these to YouTube and the Videos >> Webinars page.



Tanner M. Jessel
Information Technology Specialist
Center for Renewable Carbon

The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
Center for Renewable Carbon
Mail: 2506 Jacob Drive
865-946-1162 (o)
865-946-1109 (f)

About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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