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  • All About Podcasting Sharon Dennis MCR Technology Coordinator
  • Overview
    • We’ll discuss:
      • 5 Things You Need to Know About Podcasting
      • Hardware and Software for Podcasting
      • Health Sciences Podcasts
      • Podcast Survey Results
      • Rolling Your Own!
  • 5 Things You Need to Know
    • “ Did You Know” #1:
    • You do NOT need an iPod
    • (or any kind of device beyond a computer)
    • to listen to or view podcasts.
  • 5 Things You Need to Know
    • “ Did You Know” #2:
    • Podcasts can be audio, video, or “enhanced” podcasts with bookmarked slide shows.
  • 5 Things You Need to Know
    • “ Did You Know” #3:
    • Software to listen to or view podcasts is
    • FREE
    • on both Mac and PC.
  • 5 Things You Need to Know
    • “ Did You Know” #4:
    • A lot of interesting podcast content is
    • FREE .
  • 5 Things You Need to Know
    • “ Did You Know” #5:
    • Podcast files are
    • downloaded ,
    • not streamed.
    • (So you don’t need a lot of bandwidth, just time.
    • Download, then listen later.)
  • Some Additional Podcasting Myths
    • I don’t want to watch video on a small screen.
      • Watch on your computer
    • It takes too much time
      • Same as listening to the radio, watching TV? Great for multi-tasking – exercising, driving, housework, etc.
    • I have no need for it.
      • Learning, entertainment
  • Accessing Podcasts
    • Listen or view any given program
    • “Subscribe” to the program, as you would an RSS feed
      • New programs are downloaded to your computer as they come out
  • Hardware to Access Podcasts
    • Your computer
    • Digital devices to listen “on the go”
      • Zune (Microsoft) ($200)
      • iPod family ($100 - $500)
      • MP3 USB player ($30)
  • Software To Access Podcasts
    • iTunes
      • Free download, Mac or PC
      • Listen on your computer or MP3 player
    • Google Reader
      • Subscribe to podcasts
      • Listen on your computer
    • Directly on a web page
      • http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/podcasts/podcasts.html
    • Demos
  • Health Sciences Content
    • Thanks to Kelli Ham, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Consumer Health Coordinator for the handout
    • NIH Radio
    • CDC
    • JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine
    • Medline Plus Director’s comments
    • Demo
  • Other Content
    • NPR
    • Search “iTunes store” for a lot of FREE content in any area of interest
    • http://www.podcast.net/ (huge podcast directory)
  • MCR Content
    • Siobhan Champ-Blackwell interviewed:
      • Joy Voltz
      • Ira Coombs
    • Your ideas for content?
  • Results of MCR Podcast Survey
    • 45 participants
    • 39 out of 45 (86.7%) did not listen to MCR podcasts
  •  
  • Other Reasons
    • Don’t have iPod
    • Don’t have time
    • Technophobe
    • Information overload
    • Blocked by firewalls
  • Those Who Did Listen
    • Of the 5 who did listen:
    • Was the content interesting?
      • 40% “very interesting and informative”
      • 60% “somewhat interesting and informative”
    • Was the content useful to you in your work?
      • 60% “very useful”
      • 40% “somewhat useful”
    • No one had sound / technical issues
  • Other Comments
    • “ I like podcasts, and use them to keep up with information applicable to my job and hobbies. Suggestions for future podcast episodes - how to use rss (for librarians); library advocacy topics; new information resources from any of the NIH; free image resources on the web; EFTS; new outreach activities from the MCR and NLM...”
    • “ I listen to podcasts when I travel, but didn’t know about MCR podcasts”.
  • Other Comments
    • “I get so much information in so many forms, from so many directions,... it's got to work easily for me, or I don't have time! And is it really worth it to get more information in this additional way? I'm already swamped!”
    • Possibly, if multi-tasking (driving in car, exercising, etc.) ?
  • Rolling Your Own
    • Audio podcasts
    • Good quality microphone
    • Software:
      • Audacity for PC (free)
      • Garageband for Mac
    • Server to store the podcast
    • Something to say!
    • If you want to try this, contact me!
  • Discussion
    • Your thoughts about podcasting?
  • Thank You!
    • Sharon Dennis
    • MCR Technology Coordinator
    • [email_address]
    • 801-587-3518
    • Skype ID: sedennis