Posted on March 10, 2008 at 0:30
The 'network' site, of which this blog post is a part is provided free as is the functionality, ie, forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, privacy, etc, etc.
The ning site provides the means by which the AMMC members may readily engage with each other.
Have a look around and let us, ie, the committee know if we should adopt it as our primary means of communication.
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I think it would be a good idea to have a blurb about AMMC on the home page instead of where the map is (just move the map down). I think it should give a brief outline of who/what AMMC is, aims of website, etc an introductory paragraph. Could you or someone on the Committee perhaps come up with something?
The Communications Team have had their first meeting and we have come up with some great ideas! In breif some of them are:
- We think a facebook and twitter account is a great idea, can pull in more members as well as interactivity. Clare is going to set them up on AMMCs behalf.
- We also love the idea of recording conference presentations and uploading them onto the site. The Comms team will be happy to take charge of that for the 2012 conference is the Committee is happy for us to do so.
- We think the website could be tweaked a little. One of the major changes I would like to implement would be to add a 'Tutorials' tab to the main contents. Here we can link wikis (help pages) with a number of topics e.g. how to blog, how to upload media, how to access the AMMC facebook account, etc. Just little things that might make it easier for members to interact with the site. I saw the couple of videos you put up regarding help, this is the kind of thing we would like. Except maybe in text form (videos sometimes take too long to load and have to be paused at each step). I am quite happy to figure out the best way to do this and write the wikis.
What do you think?
Thanks for the info Peter
Unfortunately I am unable to attend the Mannum conference - but we are just in the process of ensuring our Tasmanian hull scanning activities are reported on at the conference by David Payne in the hope that this project can be extended Australia wide. Our resources are very stretched at the MMT however we are progressing with interesting work!
Thank you for your welcome. I was made aware of this site through a colleague of mine after he sent me an FYI on the AMMC conference next year. I expect it's a good means to keep updated on what's going on around the country.
As you have noted I am the new Manager for Polly Woodside and this is actually only my second week so still trying to find my sea legs so to speak.
In regards to Polly, after a couple of set backs, it all looks set to now open in early December. I'll be happy to post something on the site once the date is set so all members are aware.
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Working my way around the site. I have added our latest exhibition (went up this week) at the Maritime Discovery Centre - looking at the building of the Port 1950-1960. This year is the 50th anniversary of its opening. Michael Staples was here Feb 16-19 and is currently working on the report. I hope to have a draft copy early next week. Yes, its pleasing to hear that the lifeboat is in such good condition considering its age and time spent in the open in the botanic gardens. Regards Trevor
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