Posts Tagged: streaming

Livestreaming Council Meetings on YouTube

Broadcasting meetings to residents live on the Internet needn’t cost the earth, as Monmouthshire County Council has demonstrated in recent weeks. The council has bypassed expensive monthly fees from livestreaming services by directly streaming meetings, from the council chamber in Usk, UK,  to YouTube.Joanna Goodwin, my colleague and friend from my time at Monmouthshire, worksRead… Read more »

Transparency Questions Answered from the National League of Cities Conference

We attended the National League of Cities conference last week and got a lot of questions about streaming council meetings online to increase transparency. There were some concerns raised about pricing and complexity, we wanted to address these in a blog post to give people some key things to consider when deciding what type ofRead… Read more »

Setting an Open Government Standard?

Local, state, and federal Freedom of Information and Open Meeting laws govern the public’s right to know what’s going on in their government. These statutes don’t often make mainstream media headlines; however, the effects of them are far-reaching. As technology advances, governments need to keep their websites up-to-date with the latest tools for transparency, thisRead… Read more »

New Orleans City Council Launches Website and Increases Transparency with Live, On-demand, and Searchable Public Meetings

Yesterday, New Orleans City Council launched its redesigned website and NOLA GOV. Online, a technology featuring live and archived streaming video of City Council meetings. NOLA GOV. Online can be accessed through the City Council website at An instrumental part of their website redesign project was the launch of a new transparency tool:Read… Read more »

Public eComment: Fostering Productive Citizen Engagement and Participation over the Web

Government webinar featuring the City of Arcata. With the fast pace of technology, it’s possible to improve public access and engage citizens more effectively. The City of Arcata has adeptly accomplished this. Arcata recently launched the Granicus eComment system to make decision-making more collaborative. By integrating a transactional Web-form into their Granicus multimedia toolset, theRead… Read more »

Granicus Announces National Digital Governance Award Winners

Awards Distinguish Excellence in Government 2.0 San Francisco, CA – Today, Granicus, Inc announced the winners of the 2009 Digital Governance Awards. Granicus is the nation’s leading provider of integrated streaming media, legislative management, and online training solutions built to help government agencies enhance Web-based transparency, citizen participation, and communication. The awards honor government agenciesRead… Read more »

The National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) is now accepting speaking proposals for the 2009 NAGW National Conference

The National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) is now accepting speaking proposals for the 2009 NAGW National Conference in Galveston, Texas, September 16-18. NAGW is seeking presenters who are willing to share knowledge and ideas and present on new technologies and trends that will allow attendees to return to their offices with new ideas andRead… Read more »