AAPG’s new Video Vault – featuring a variety of clips taken at the recent annual convention in Denver – is operational and accessible through the AAPG Web site.
The video material that you will find there exists thanks to the volunteer efforts of graduate students and AAPG members Lauren Michel, Stephanie Thomas and Meredith Faber, who did a wonderful job tracking down and interviewing people such as past AAPG president Scott Tinker, major oil company executive Bobby Ryan and many others, as the interviewees:
Specifically, the first series of videos deal with the interviewees’ first involvement in AAPG. More segments are due, and their availability will be announced in the wwwUpdate blog (blog.aapg.org/web/).
Given the ubiquity of YouTube coupled with the technological benefits it offers to webmasters, it was only logical to publish the videos on AAPG’s YouTube channel, at www.youtube.com/aapgweb.
The YouTube videos also are present in AAPG’s Video Vault (www.aapg.org/videos/), together with downloadable versions of the same videos in smaller sizes for both Windows and Macintosh platforms.
The Video Vault page recently was updated with a new collapsible panel design to reduce scrolling while showcasing the active video and hiding others. To use the new Video Vault you need to have a new-ish Web browser, like Firefox or Internet Explorer 7 or later (version 6 is no longer supported).
In other words, those still stuck in the software past need to upgrade! After all, AAPG is evolving and embracing the future.