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Re: [EFM] Presentations: Audio Transcripts

We have plenty of technical issues to work out in EFM. 
Let's concentrate on technical contributions.


"Horne, David M" wrote:
> Howard,
> How sure are we that this liability issue isn't just the "easy answer" and
> that there are truly identifiable liability issues that can't be easily
> overcome with a signed disclaimer?
> Seems the presentations are a different level of concern from a transcript
> of the meeting. I was not suggesting a transcript of the meeting. Just the
> presentations. PowerPoint presentations by-definition contain little detail.
> The details are filled in by the presenter, so the slides alone are an
> inherently flawed format as an archival record.
> Since there are hundreds of witnesses to everything that is said and done at
> the meeting, it seems awfully unlikely anything could be denied.
> As far as facilities, cost, etc., I was thinking pretty low-budget. Like the
> meeting sponsor finds a starving EE student and IEEE student member to sit
> at a PC and press "record" "stop" and "save as" for each presentation. Give
> them a free lunch/dinner, an award at meeting conclusion, and maybe waive
> their IEEE dues the next year, and I bet they'd be happy campers. They'd
> also have the opportunity to make many industry contacts.
> I suspect your answer will remain unchanged, but I had to try.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Howard Frazier [mailto:millardo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 10:39 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [EFM] Presentations: Audio Transcripts
> David,
> Not likely.  First, we have no facilities for producing the recording,
> digitizing it, and putting it on the web.
> Second, the IEEE has a real problem with having either transcripts or
> recordings of meetings.  They are very concerned about liability, and
> have expressly told us to keep our meeting minutes brief, with just
> the motions and action items recorded.  I guess that they don't want
> transcripts showing up in court. An audio or video recording of the
> meeting would likely cause a hissy fit in Piscataway.
> For this reason, we do not allow either video or audio recordings
> in meetings, and if I spot some one trying to surreptitiously record
> the proceedings, I tell them to turn the recorder off.
> This is one of those cases where "You have to be there".
> Howard
> Charlie Wang wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I think this is a very good suggestion!
> >
> > Charlie Wang
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Horne, David M [mailto:david.m.horne@xxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 11:38 AM
> > To:
> > Subject: [EFM] Presentations: Audio Transcripts
> >
> > Howard, any chance that audio transcripts of the actual presentations can
> be
> > recorded and then posted to the website along with the PowerPoint files,
> for
> > the benefit of those that are unable to make the meeting (and for archival
> > review purposes for everyone)? Anyone else with interest in this please
> > chime in.