Open access repositories like arXiv make it easy to archive one's papers at a stable place where everyone can download them.

However, in my field (computer science), many publications are conference publications, and they are presented by giving a talk (in addition to the paper). The slides of the talk can often be very helpful to understand the paper (or refresh one's memory, when one attended the talk). In addition, keynotes, tutorials, invited talks, course material, etc., are also many other reasons why academic prepare slides about their research.

Academics sometimes put their slides on their professional webpages (or on the websites of conferences, workshops, etc.), but these are not stable and often go offline after some years (e.g., when academics change institutions). That's a pity: one would imagine that there should be a website like arXiv but to deposit slides, keeping information about when the talk was given, which paper the talk refers to, etc.

Does such a website exist?

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    A lot of people use slideshare, but I would argue it is nothing like arXiv.
    – StrongBad
    Jul 11, 2016 at 21:09
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    Are you sure you cannot put slides on arXiv? I think I might have seen it. Jul 11, 2016 at 23:30
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    You can put slides on sites like figshare or zenodo, which are specifically for academic materials. It's not clear what characteristics you are looking for in such a repository, though, so I'm not sure that answers your question.
    – ff524
    Jul 12, 2016 at 0:57
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    @ff524: I think the repository should keep track (in a structured way) of the paper the slides are referring to, when the presentation took place, etc., which you probably wouldn't get if the slides were just on Zenodo or figshare.
    – a3nm
    Jul 12, 2016 at 3:38
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    I once asked with Greg Kuperberg (chair of the arXiv math advisory committee) what he thought of the idea of posting talk slides on the arXiv. He was very clear that he didn't think that would be an appropriate use of the site. Sep 2, 2016 at 20:14

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For computer science, the video lectures site is very helpful, VideoLectures

This site includes a bunch of videos from well-known researchers in the computer science world from the top conferences in this field like KDD, NIPS and many others. Along with the videos of the presentation, you can easily download the slides material of the presentation (although you can't download the video files from this site). I recommend you to see this site.


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