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  • Podcasting in Academic Libraries

    1. 1. PODCASTING IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES Marcella Knibbe-Haanstra McMaster University Libraries
    2. 2. FOR TODAY… <ul><li>The When, What, How and Who of podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting in Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting in Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting in University Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Useful or Usable? </li></ul><ul><li>Looking to the future…. </li></ul>
    3. 3. BACKGROUND ON PODCASTING <ul><li>2000: Adam Curry and Dave Winer </li></ul><ul><li>IPodder </li></ul><ul><li>2004: Daily Source Code show </li></ul><ul><li>2004: It has a name! </li></ul><ul><li>2005: Voted &quot;Word of the Year&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>The Pod revolution </li></ul><ul><li>History is still being written </li></ul>
    4. 4. IPOD REVOLUTION <ul><li>April 9, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>100 million iPods sold   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    5. 5. BACKGROUND ON PODCASTING <ul><li>2000: Adam Curry and Dave Winer </li></ul><ul><li>IPodder </li></ul><ul><li>2004: Daily Source Code show </li></ul><ul><li>2004: It has a name! </li></ul><ul><li>2005: Voted &quot;Word of the Year&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>The Pod revolution </li></ul><ul><li>History is still being written </li></ul>
    6. 6. THE TECHNICAL STUFF
    7. 7. WHO IS LISTENING TO PODCASTS? Age Group Age Percentage Young Teens 12-17 49% Youth 18-21 59% Generation Y 22-26 54% Generation X 27-40 41% Young Boomers 42-50 31% Older Boomers 51-61 26% Seniors 62+ 19%
    8. 8. LIBRARIES AND PODCASTING <ul><li>Library Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Story hours / Story Time </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy and Research Help </li></ul><ul><li>Library updates and library news </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting and indexing good free podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Local history </li></ul><ul><li>Teen book/DVD/Game reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Music collections </li></ul><ul><li>Audiobook collections </li></ul><ul><li>Library events </li></ul><ul><li>Library debates </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving class lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Library marketing podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Public speaking training </li></ul>
    9. 9. UNIVERSITIES AND PODCASTING <ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-town speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty/Student/University news </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Commentaries from faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Group/Class discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Grading/Feedback </li></ul>
    10. 10. YALE’S ENVIRONMENT SCHOOL
    11. 11. HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
    12. 12. MCMASTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
    13. 13. ACADEMIC LIBRARIES AND PODCASTING <ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting library resources and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio reserve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library news </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information literacy tutorials: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plagiarism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary and secondary sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define peer review </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. OHIO UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
    15. 15. WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
    16. 16. MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
    17. 17. CURTIN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
    18. 18. JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY Title Length/Size Description Music Citation Featured Link
    19. 19. PODCASTING <ul><li>Mobile/flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Personalizes the learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Assists auditory learners </li></ul><ul><li>Self-directed learning </li></ul><ul><li>Active learning </li></ul><ul><li>No demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>No two-way communication </li></ul><ul><li>Production process </li></ul><ul><li>Technical requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Drawbacks </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>I hear and I forget </li></ul><ul><li>I see and I remember </li></ul><ul><li>I do and I understand </li></ul><ul><li>-Confucius </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>“ People recall less information from listening than from reading in terms of both quantity and quality.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Nobuko Osada (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Beginner listeners benefit less from hearing the passage repeated again than from re-reading the text. </li></ul><ul><li>-J.R. Lund (1991) </li></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>Usable </li></ul><ul><li>Available or convenient for use </li></ul><ul><li>Useful </li></ul><ul><li>Serving some purpose – advantageous, produces a good effect </li></ul>
    23. 23. PODCASTING PILOT PROJECT <ul><li>Create initial collection </li></ul><ul><li>K.I.S.S. Principle </li></ul><ul><li>Advertise, advertise, advertise! </li></ul><ul><li>Offer workshops on podcasting </li></ul>
    24. 24. RESOURCES Social Software in Libraries By Meredith Farkas Podcasting Solutions: A complete guide to podcasting By Michael W. Geogheagan
    25. 25. RESOURCES Using Interactive Technologies in Libraries By Kathleen Hanson and H. Frank Cervone Mashable: Social Networking News http://mashable.com/2007/07/04/podcasting-toolbox/
    26. 26. THE FUTURE 2008 2010 2012

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