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Getting Started (For List Managers)

The first thing a list manager must do is create your own talks.cam account, if you don’t already have one. The way this works is: There is one account per human being; lists do not have their own account. If you want to manage multiple lists, you may, but please do it all from your one talks.cam account; if in the future you want to stop managing a list, you can get someone else to become a manager of that list.

When you have got a talks.cam account, and have logged in, you are able to
  1. create new lists,
  2. add talks to any lists of which you are manager
  3. make parent lists which include your lists and other lists you are interested in, and
  4. create views of your lists for inclusion in other web pages.

To create a list, use the “Create a new list” link on the left hand side of your talks.cam window. Please don’t create a list with the same name as a list that already exists in talks.cam. If you would like to become a manager of an existing list, please contact one of the managers of that list, and ask them to make you a manager too; if you cannot contact any of the managers, please contact the talks.cam administrators explaining the situation.

When you create a list, you should give a brief description of the list. For example “This series of talks about penguins is aimed at researchers in the field; talks are usually held in the Zoology department on alternate Wednesdays; all members of the University are welcome to attend.” We strongly recommend that before you start, you read Privacy and Publicity, so that you understand precisely what happens when you add data to talks.cam.

If you want to experiment with talks.cam, you can experiment with talk creation in your personal list; however, Talks.cam wasn’t designed to allow experimentation with list creation. Please only create a list if you are organising a seminar series or similar – if you just want to experiment, we will ask you to remove your list, to make it easier for people to find the lists they’re looking for.

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