Pod – from iPod (but you don’t need one to listen) Cast – from broadcast True podcasts are serials, although standalone online audio recordings are sometimes called podcasts, too.
Podcasts are radio-on-demand. Public radio has an extensive menu of podcasts. CNN and Network News channels are producing podcasts, too. For example: Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Meet the Press
iTunes U – public and private sides… 100s of universities, some K-12, some other edu institutions like museums RadioWillowWeb – for kids by kids (Omaha, NE) BookWink – Reading Rainbow type reviews by a former librarian
NLM – highlights what’s new in MedlinePlus, the consumer health portal Multnomah, also Seattle and Everett – podcasting library events Idaho Commission for Libraries – podcasts to promote Talking Book program
Consider adding podcasts to resource lists / subject guides Crafts, learning a foreign language, investing, sermons, grammar, you name it.
Down time – bus riding, car driving, as you shave Because podcasting allows the user to time-shift his or her listening to the content, some have called it &quot;Tivo for the ear.&quot; It's not quite the same. Portability changes the equation. Podcasts not only allow time-shifting but also space-shifting.
Discover a podcast on a website, listen directly from there. If you want to get notified when new episodes are produced, click the symbol.
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Lots of things other than podcasts have RSS feeds (that orange symbol) attached to them. You can use RSS readers, or aggregators, to receive updates from your favorite blogs, podcasts, news sources, photo sharing sites, etc. all in one place.
Think about these things carefully before launching into a podcast series. The book Listen Up! Podcasting for Schools and Libraries by Linda W. Braun will help with the planning.
Two sources of podsafe music – creativecommons.org OWL search, podsafeaudio.com
Don’t forget to practice. You don’t want it to sound too rehearsed. You want to sound conversational but you don’t want lots of hesitations and ums and ahs and you knows… That takes practice. Another reason to write down what you want to say: accessibility. Much easier to make a podcast accessible if you already have a script.
This American Life Fans? Another “sticky” podcast – Listening is an Act of Love (NPR) oral histories
To make a podcast, you need: -Computer -Microphone. Some computers (newer laptops) may have built-in microphones, and there are other inexpensive options… more on next slide -Recording Software. I’m going to demonstrate Audacity, because it is free and cross-platform, works on Mac and PC. -Access to the Internet. You will need access to the Internet in order to make your podcast accessible to others. Internet, not necessarily server. We will be using Podbean, which is a free podcast hosting service. It also creates an RSS feed for you.
More mic options listed on the how-to handout.
Podbean is a free option for getting your podcast on the web quickly, even if you don’t have easy access to your own web server. Podbean creates an RSS feed for you and gives you embed code for a media player you can copy and paste to any website.
Gabcast: 10 cents/minute for phone calls, 5 minutes free to test Hipcast: from $4.95/month TalkShoe and Skype (with plugins): recording conference calls or interviews “ Almost human” sounding text-to-speech converters Odiogo: free, Audiolizer: fee-based
Can You Hear Me Now? How to Make a Podcast Alison Aldrich, Technology Outreach Coordinator National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region