LIS 680 podcasting lesson part 2


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LIS 680 podcasting lesson part 2

  1. 1. Kate Kosturski, @librarian_kate Podcaster, The Knitting Librarian Podcast Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science LIS 680, Instructional Technologies November 15, 2010
  2. 2. Where We Have Been Podcast definition and how they work What you need to make a podcast Best Practices Content Creation Technical basics Getting started in Audacity
  3. 3. Where We are Going Today Putting the promo pieces together Basic editing functions in Audacity MP3 Exporting From MP3 to Podcast Feed Host servers Subscribing Marketing Copyright and Fair Use
  4. 4. What You Should Have With You Today Recorded Speech for Promo Music, Sound Effects, etc. Headphones More ideas! Marketing Host Servers Copyright
  5. 5. Questions?
  6. 6. Going Further in Audacity (Demonstration)
  7. 7. Audacity Editing Basics Importing Audio Time Shifting Converting Stereo to Mono Adding/RemovingEffects Fade In/Out Silence Amplification Removing Noise Exporting to MP3
  8. 8. Group Exercise Using what you just saw in Audacity, put the podcast pieces together and export (save) as an MP3 file to your flash drive. If you don’t have a flash drive, call me over and I will save it on mine. I will be on hand for questions/assistance as necessary.
  9. 9. We’re All Ears! (Time to Listen to Your Podcasts!)
  10. 10. Uploading the Podcast Server – Podcast’s Internet home Host on internal or external server Server will generate your RSS feed address for subscription. Many wonderful host servers on the Internet! Libsyn: (Libsyn PRO for educational institutions:  LISHost:
  11. 11. More on Uploading Choose your Host Server Carefully! Be consistent in saving your files. Use tags so users searching the server can find your podcast. Examples: your name, organization name, good subject terms, title keywords. Don’t be an Etsy!
  12. 12. Testing & Subscribing to Your Podcast Copy and Paste Your RSS Feed Address (as provided by your host server) into iTunes or your Aggregator Use iTunes for testing – most universal and best support system. Also can use Google Reader For iTunes (iTunes 8 and later) Under the “Advanced” menu, choose “Subscribe to Podcast” Copy and paste the address into the dialog box provided.
  13. 13. Marketing Your Podcast Library/Personal Website Library/Personal Social Media Blogs Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Industry-specific social media (ALA Connect,, Ravelry) iTunes and iTunesU
  14. 14. iTunes and iTunesU Submitting Your Podcast to iTunes:  html Apple reviews for content and TOS guidelines (about 1 – 3 days) Feeds update once every 24 hours or you can “ping” the podcast to update. iTunesU: iTunes is just a directory. It is NOT a server!
  15. 15. Advanced Stuff Recording on the Road with Portable Recorders Griffin iTalk Software (free): iRiver Recorder: Interviews! You can use Skype with the Line In function on your computer and Soundflower (for Mac). Tutorial: Hkuk
  16. 16. A Word on Copyright Podcasting Guide: Section 3.2.3 applies to librarians and teachers Look for “Podsafe” Content Free Music Archive and PodSafe Music Network LibriVox (for audiobooks):  Background_and_Further_Resources. If you’re not sure – err on the side of caution and don’t use it!
  17. 17. Final Tips from the Trenches Don’t be boring: Have something new to say and say it in your own way. Don’t freak out about the tech: Listeners are forgiving on the sound issues. Podcasts are not for making money – they’re for making an audience. You spend 75% of time marketing the podcast and 25% recording – be ready to sound your inner rockstar.
  18. 18. Useful Resources “Podcasting: Making Noise The New Fashioned Way.” Presented by Thomas Dopko and Dow Jones at the 2009 Special Libraries Association Conference, Washington, DC: (Slides available on request.) Cochrane, Todd. Podcasting: Do-It-Yourself Guide. Indianapolis, IN.: Wiley Publishing Inc., 2005 Resources from the Creative Commons Podcasting Legal Guide: #Background_and_Further_Resources
  19. 19. Contact Info The Knitting Librarian Podcast: Email!  (podcast-specific)  Twitter: Facebook: Blog: