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SlideShare for Australian bioinformatics?

Dear Friends,

I would value your feedback on getting an account on SlideShare (or similar) to help Australian bioinformatics and bioinformaticians get useful presentations out to the world.

What I'm thinking is for the Australian Bioinformatics Network to purchase a SlideShare account so that members could share useful presentations... like this:


While I've not used SlideShare before, it looks pretty schmick and I like the possibility of uploading slides and audio for slidecasting.

Can you let me (and the rest of the world) know your thoughts on this (or alternatives) via comments below?



Reader Comments (3)

Many of the speakers at BOSC 2012 (Bioinformatics Open Source Conference) and many younger speakers at ISMB 2012 this year in Los Angeles all said they were putting their stuff up on SlideShare. There was a big emphasis on open-access, open-source, ArxiV, reproducability and sharing - including evidence that this enhanced their science rather than hindering it.

October 1, 2012 | Registered CommenterTorsten Seemann

Great idea. In fact, I'm going to steal it and see if we can't push some of the BioinfoSummer talks into it.

October 2, 2012 | Registered Commenterwade hines

I too like the idea of having something like this setup. Although there are probably alternatives, I think this is probably the most feature-rich resource.

It supports lots of file formats:
Presentations: pdf, ppt, pps, pptx, ppsx, pot, potx (Powerpoint); odp (OpenOffice); key, zip (Apple Keynote)
Documents: pdf, doc, docx, rtf (MSOffice); odt, ods(OpenOffice); Apple iWork Pages

Video file support only comes with Pro accounts:
Videos: mp4, m4v, wmv, mpeg, avi, mov, mpg, mkv, ogg , asf , vob , 3gp, rm, rmvb, flv

October 4, 2012 | Registered CommenterNathan Watson-Haigh
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