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Hennepin County gets high marks for webcasts

Hennepin County has been named a “top performer” among governments for its webcasts. County board meetings are streamed live and are available from an on-demand archive.

The ranking comes from Granicus Inc., which provides the technology for online public meetings.

Hennepin County was specifically noted for its recording, producing and distributing of streaming media content online. The county was sixth in a category for creating archived webcasts within a specific span of time. The county reports an average of 800 hits per month to its video content, since the start of webcasting last June.

Board meetings are archived for two years, and users can search meeting minutes and closed captions to find key words.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Erin Peterson on 03/17/2009 - 10:50 am.

    It’s great that Hennepin County is a top performer, though 800 hits a month seems like a pretty small number. Perhaps it needs to be better publicized? (Maybe this story will do the trick.)

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