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This American Library: An Experiment in Academic Library Podcasting
 

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Presented at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System in Bellport, New York on April 29, 2008.

Presented at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System in Bellport, New York on April 29, 2008.

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    • “ This American Library ” An experiment in academic library podcasting Explanations, rationales, statistics Suffolk Cooperative Library System Bellport, April 29, 2008 Chris Kretz Digital Resources Librarian/Dowling College
    • Conceptual Framework PEW: 64% online teens creating content StoryCorps Participatory/ Citizen Journalism Narrowcasting 110 Million iPods sold worldwide eMarketer: 18.5 mil podcast listeners Wizzard media: 1 billion downloads 2007 HULU: Free TV from NBC, FOX
    • Boston Globe Hate Mail Nature Conservancy National Park Service Authors (podiobooks) National Library of Medicine Narrowcasting Nancy Pearl Amazon NPR Swine Professionals Starbucks Philippine Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Battlestar Galactica John Edwards National Geographic
    • Other Library Podcasts
    • Defining Omnibus: What can audio do better?
      • Programming
      • Collaboration
      • Promotion and Outreach
      • Experiment
    • Omnibus Quick Facts
      • First episode: October 13, 2005
      • 44 episodes to date
      • Monthly (at least)
      • Formula:
      Music Intro/ short segment Interview/main segment Outro Music + + + +
    • A continuing conversation between the library and its community. “ ”
    • Faculty
    • Students
    • Special Events
    • Local History
    • Audacity for editing ($0) Investment
    • Found Computer Microphone ($0)
    • Upgrade: Samson CO1U USB Mic ($75) Pop Filter ($17)
      • New Rig
      • Marantz PMD660 $499
      • Shure PG81 (x2) $129
      • Mic stands (x2) $12
      • ($781)
    • Time
      • Average Omnibus = 22 minutes
      • Recording time = 30-60 minutes
      • Editing time = 3-4x recording time (adding music, equalizing sound levels, editing for time)
      • Prep/Promotion = 60 minutes (uploading files, shownotes, emails)
      3-6 hours per show
    • Podsafe Music
    • How People Get It
      • podcasts.dowling.edu (embedded MP3 player or download)
      • iTunes (download to desktop with iTunes software)
      • Free web directories (embedded MP3 player or download)
      • Subscription (via RSS and podcatcher software)
    • podcasts.dowling.edu
    • The Power of Shownotes
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    • historytour.dowling.edu
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    •  
    • RSS feed
    • 2007 Downloads Total: 34,770
    • Top 10 Episodes by Downloads Omni 3: Computer Safety Omni 19: Symphony Orchestra Omni 9: Genealogy Omni 10: Bayshore Omni 18: Tree Galls Omni 7: Sayville Omni 6: Blue Point Omni 29: Gil Bergen Omni 33: NCLB Omni 23: South Shore Historic Survey
    • March 2008 Downloads 1032 (current episodes ) 5147 (all other episodes) http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/space/sp/cometH.jpg
    • 24-Hour Visitor Map to Page http://my5.statcounter.com/project/standard/visitor_map.php?project_id=1334125
    • The Guy de Maupassant Philosophy of Library Podcasting http://waterocket.explorer.free.fr/images/Eiffel%20tower1889LaNature.gif
    • http://courses.nus.edu.sg/course/ecswong/trip/eiffel2.jpg
    • Library looking out Faculty Research interests, creative works, special classes
      • Community
        • Local history, area concerns, activities
      • Curriculum :
        • Degree Programs Seminars Honors
      Students Clubs, activities, achievement Created Events Readings, poetry, dramas
    • Advice
      • Listen to other podcasts
      • Define your podcast/niche
      • Focus on content
      • Pursue guests/look for natural partners
      • Give them water
      • Listen before uploading
      • Give it time to build
    • Reference List Emarketer.com. US podcast audience 2007-20012. Retrieved March 5, 2008 from http://www.emarketer.com/Reports/All/Emarketer_2000474.aspx?src=report5_home Emilie. (2007, June 3) This American library. Message posted to http://emilie1.wordpress.com Jobs, S. (2007, Sep 5). [Keynote address]. The Beat Goes On . San Francisco, CA. Kirkpatrick, M. (2008 Jan 9). Wizzard Media: 1 billion downloads in 2007. ReadWriteWeb. Retrieved March 3, 2008 from http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/wizzard_1_billion.php Lenhart, A., Madden, M., Macgill, A.R., & Smith, A. (19 Dec, 2007) Teens and social media. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved March 1, 2008 from http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/230/report_display.asp
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