Podcasting and Vodcasting In Academic Libraries


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    1. 1. Podcasting And Vodcasting In Academic Libraries David Free Association of College and Research Libraries 30 August, 2007
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Part 1: Casting 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Break </li></ul><ul><li>Part 2: Let’s Make Stuff! </li></ul><ul><li>Part 3: Wrap-Up </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>“ a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player.” </li></ul><ul><li> - New Oxford American Dictionary </li></ul>A Podcast Is…
    4. 4. <ul><li>MP3 + RSS = Podcast </li></ul><ul><li> - Aaron Schmidt, Computers In Libraries 2007 </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>“ There are two types of Internet users, those that use RSS and those that don't. This video is for the people who could save time using RSS, but don't know where to start.” </li></ul>RSS In Plain English blip.tv/file/205570
    6. 6. Who Downloads Podcasts? Pew Internet and American Life Project - www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/193/report_display.asp
    7. 7. <ul><li>30% of 18-24 year olds own MP3 player </li></ul><ul><li>54% of 12-17 year olds own MP3 player </li></ul>TEMPO Survey (July 2006) - www.ipsosna.com/news/pressrelease.cfm?id=3124
    8. 8. <ul><li>Web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Search tools (Google, Podcast Pickle, Blinkx) </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul>How Do You Find Them?
    9. 10. podCast 411 <ul><li>podCast411 Directory of Directories -www.podcast411.com/page2.html </li></ul>
    10. 11. Podzinger <ul><li>Podzinger – www.podzinger.com </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Needs: Computer, Broadband Internet, Media Player(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregators: Juice, Bloglines, Fireant, iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Portable Devices: iPod (or other player), PSP, Treo </li></ul>How Do You Consume Them?
    12. 13. Juice <ul><li>Juice - ipodder.sourceforge.net </li></ul>
    13. 14. Juice <ul><li>Juice - ipodder.sourceforge.net </li></ul>
    14. 15. Bloglines <ul><li>Bloglines - www.bloglines.com </li></ul>
    15. 16. iTunes <ul><li>iTunes - www.apple.com/itunes </li></ul>
    16. 17. Podcasting In Libraries Casting In Academic Libraries www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/82484365
    17. 18. Cast Your… <ul><li>Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>(Make sure to get permission!) </li></ul>
    18. 19. Claude Moore Health Sciences Library <ul><li>Claude Moore Health Sciences Library (UVA) -www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/library/ historical/lectures.cfm </li></ul>
    19. 20. Arizona State <ul><li>Arizona State University Library Channel -www.asu.edu/lib/librarychannel </li></ul>
    20. 21. <ul><li>“ I just wanted to say thank you for the podcasts. I sadly had to miss many of these talks live, and it was great to be able to experience them. Very professionally done, too. Keep up the good work!” </li></ul><ul><li>~ GPC faculty member via email </li></ul>
    21. 22. Promote Your… <ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want people to know about your library? </li></ul>
    22. 23. L-Team <ul><li>The L-Team (Williams College Library) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwCUtpbUWgk </li></ul>
    23. 24. GPC <ul><li>GPC Decatur Campus Library – www.gpc.edu/~declib/podcasts.htm </li></ul>
    24. 25. Dowling <ul><li>Dowling College Library Omnibus - www.dowling.edu/library/newsblog/podcasts.asp </li></ul>
    25. 26. UNC Pembroke <ul><li>UNC @ Pembroke Library Minute - www.uncp.edu/library/minute/index.html </li></ul>
    26. 27. Teach Them… <ul><li>Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Library instruction sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Technical training </li></ul><ul><li>Internal training too! </li></ul>
    27. 28. <ul><li>“ Coursecasting” </li></ul>
    28. 29. Boilercast <ul><li>Purdue University Boilercast -boilercast.itap.purdue.edu:1013/Boilercast </li></ul>
    29. 30. <ul><li>88% listened to at least </li></ul><ul><li>one course podcast </li></ul><ul><li>87% listened to course podcasts on computer </li></ul>UW Podcasting: Evaluation of Year One - catalyst.washington.edu/research_development/papers/2006/podcasting_year1.pdf
    30. 31. Coursecasting Issues <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Audio VS Video </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright / Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Divide </li></ul><ul><li>Class Attendance? </li></ul>
    31. 32. Audio VS Video <ul><li>At the University of Michigan School of Dentistry… </li></ul><ul><li>66.1% preferred audio over video lectures* </li></ul><ul><li>Depends on your content! </li></ul><ul><li>* Brittain, Sarah et al. &quot;Podcasting Lectures&quot;. EDUCAUSE Quarterly . 29.3 (2006): 24-31.   </li></ul>
    32. 33. Coursecasting Issues <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Audio VS Video </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright / Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Divide </li></ul><ul><li>Class Attendance? </li></ul>
    33. 34. <ul><li>“ I really like the idea. It allows me to add on to my notes because sometimes you just miss things the first time around. This allows you to pause the lecture if you need to in order to write down detailed notes” </li></ul><ul><li>- Duke University iPod First Year student feedback </li></ul>Source: Duke University iPod First Year Experience Final Evaluation Report. (cit.duke.edu/pdf/ipod_initiative_04_05.pdf)
    34. 35. <ul><li>“… this encourages students to sleep through class (whether they sleep in the lecture of just stay in bed)!!!!! it gives the message that coming to lecture or paying attention is not important because everything will be online later anyway.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Duke University iPod First Year student feedback </li></ul>Source: Duke University iPod First Year Experience Final Evaluation Report. (cit.duke.edu/pdf/ipod_initiative_04_05.pdf)
    35. 36. <ul><li>“ The greatest strength is to allow students to learn even if they missed class.” </li></ul><ul><li>-University of Washington Faculty Member </li></ul><ul><li>“ I became very sick this quarter, and the podcasts greatly helped me catch up on what I missed in class.” </li></ul><ul><li>-University of Washington Student </li></ul>Source: UW Podcasting: Evaluation of Year One (catalyst.washington.edu/research_development/papers/2006/ podcasting_year1.pdf)
    36. 37. <ul><li>“ If a podcast can capture everything you do in class, you deserve to have nobody coming.” </li></ul><ul><li>- G. Marc Loudon, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue University </li></ul>Source: Read, Brock. &quot;Lectures On The Go&quot;. Chronicle of Higher Education .  52.10 (2005): A39.
    37. 38. <ul><li>Instructional Pod/Vodcasting In Academic Libraries </li></ul>
    38. 39. ATEC 1203 @ GPC <ul><li>Computer / research skills course </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly audio overview lectures (5-15 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>50ish downloads / hits per week </li></ul>
    39. 40. WebCT
    40. 41. <ul><li>“ Since it is an online course, I have particularly liked the audio lesson each week. One can often gain a different meaning from hearing something as opposed to just reading it, so I find the audio lessons help me feel I have a better grasp of the material and the assignments. I really wish more of my online instructors utilized this resource.” </li></ul><ul><li>- ATEC 1203 Student, Summer 2006 </li></ul>
    41. 42. Ohio University <ul><li>Ohio University Alden Library Audio Tour- </li></ul><ul><li>www.library.ohiou.edu/podcasts/?page_id=14 </li></ul>
    42. 43. Information and Circ <ul><li>Information And Circulation (Cal State Long Beach) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL8Qpa8z5Lg </li></ul>
    43. 44. WPI <ul><li>Worcester Polytechnic Institute Library Audio To Go -www.wpi.edu/Academics/Library/Borrowing/Podcasts </li></ul>
    44. 45. Fairfield <ul><li>Fairfield University Library Podcasts - </li></ul><ul><li>www.fairfield.edu/lib_podcasts.html </li></ul>
    45. 46. ENGnetBASE <ul><li>ENGnetBASE (Georgia Tech Library) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=KojgWLi50To </li></ul>
    46. 47. Screencasting Detour <ul><li>“ A screencast is a recording of computer screen output, usually containing audio narration typically published as a video file.” </li></ul><ul><li>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screencast </li></ul>
    47. 48. Cal State Fullerton <ul><li>Library Guide For Nursing (California State University, Fullerton) - </li></ul><ul><li>faculty.fullerton.edu/rclemens/Nursing.htm </li></ul>
    48. 49. <ul><li>At the University of Washington… </li></ul><ul><li>73% used lecture notes while listening to podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>86% used online PowerPoint while listening to podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>… if they were available. </li></ul>UW Podcasting: Evaluation of Year One - catalyst.washington.edu/research_development/papers/2006/podcasting_year1.pdf
    49. 50. Instructional Podcasting Remix <ul><li>Brief assignment overview podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Audio / video tours of specific library areas </li></ul><ul><li>Online tutorials / podcasts for assignment specific resources & services </li></ul><ul><li>Subject guides / “cheat sheats” </li></ul>
    50. 51. 7 Steps To Pod(Vod)cast Heaven <ul><li>Recording / Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Posting </li></ul><ul><li>Feeding </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate / Repeat </li></ul>
    51. 52. <ul><li>1. Recording And Editing </li></ul>
    52. 53. 1. Recording / Editing Audio <ul><li>Microphone! </li></ul><ul><li>Start Basic </li></ul><ul><li>USB </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade? </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy! </li></ul>Tech Stuff: 44.100khz sample rate, 64-126 kbps bit rate MP3
    53. 54. Audacity <ul><li>Audacity - audacity.sourceforge.net </li></ul>
    54. 55. Audacity <ul><li>LAME MP3 Encoder - audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&item=lame-mp3 </li></ul>
    55. 56. Garageband <ul><li>Garageband - www.apple.com/ilife/garageband </li></ul>
    56. 57. 1. Recording / Editing Video <ul><li>Video Camera! </li></ul><ul><li>DV Camcorder </li></ul><ul><li>Webcam / mic </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>Digital camera </li></ul>
    57. 58. 1. Recording / Editing Video <ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie (Free, if you buy a Mac) </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker (Free) </li></ul><ul><li>Avid Free DV (Take a guess) </li></ul><ul><li>Quicktime Pro ($29.99) </li></ul><ul><li>Final Cut Pro (You don’t want to know) </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Video Suite (You REALLY don’t want to know) </li></ul>
    58. 59. 1. Recording / Editing Screencasts <ul><li>Adobe Captivate ($199 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Camstudio (free, open source) </li></ul><ul><li>Camtasia ($179) </li></ul><ul><li>SlideCast (free) </li></ul>
    59. 60. Video Formats <ul><li>Not simple like audio! </li></ul><ul><li>.MOV (Quicktime) </li></ul><ul><li>.WMV (Windows) </li></ul><ul><li>Flash (YouTube) </li></ul>
    60. 61. <ul><li>2. Listening / Watching </li></ul>
    61. 62. <ul><li>3. Hosting </li></ul>
    62. 63. <ul><li>blip.tv – blip.tv </li></ul>
    63. 64. <ul><li>4 - 5. Posting / Feeding </li></ul>
    64. 65. 5. Feeding <ul><li>ACRLog RSS Feed – acrlblog.org/index.php?feed=rss2 </li></ul>
    65. 66. 5. Feeding <ul><li>Listen Up! Feedburned – feeds.feedburner.com/gpclibraryradio </li></ul>
    66. 67. <ul><li>6. Promoting </li></ul>
    67. 68. 6. Promoting
    68. 69. <ul><li>7. Evaluate & Repeat </li></ul>
    69. 70. <ul><li>1. Make sure it feeds! </li></ul><ul><li>2. Promote. Then promote some more. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Keep it short. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Use music sparingly! </li></ul><ul><li>5. Multiple voices rock. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Podcast events. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Consider your web presence. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Listen to your listeners. </li></ul>8 Things I Learned About Podcasting…
    70. 71. <ul><li>Break Time </li></ul>
    71. 72. <ul><li>Have a plan! </li></ul><ul><li>See also…www.davidleeking.com </li></ul>
    72. 73. Podcast Planning – Why? <ul><li>Is podcasting right for us? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we sustain? </li></ul><ul><li>Not because it’s cool! </li></ul><ul><li>Tie to mission / instructional philosophy . </li></ul>
    73. 74. Moraine <ul><li>Moraine Valley Community College Library – </li></ul><ul><li>www2.morainevalley.edu/default.asp?SiteId=10&PageId= 1496 </li></ul>
    74. 75. UCOL <ul><li>UCOL Library Podcasts - library.ucol.ac.nz/main.asp?page=100 </li></ul>
    75. 76. Podcast Planning – What… <ul><li>… content do we want to produce? </li></ul><ul><li>Content comes first! </li></ul>
    76. 77. <ul><li>“ Create good content. If you make something worth listening to, people will listen to it.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Chris Kretz, Dowling College Library Omnibus </li></ul>
    77. 78. Podcasting Tips <ul><li>Consider your voice </li></ul><ul><li>Be passionate & entertaining </li></ul><ul><li>Outline / script, but don’t read! </li></ul><ul><li>Find a quiet place </li></ul><ul><li>Remember your listeners </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple voices rock! </li></ul><ul><li>See also…Harrington, Jack. Podcasting Hacks . Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilley, 2005. </li></ul>
    78. 79. Music For Podcasts <ul><li>Creative Commons Audio </li></ul><ul><li>(creativecommons.org/audio) </li></ul><ul><li>CCMixter </li></ul><ul><li>(ccmixter.org) </li></ul><ul><li>Podsafe Music Network </li></ul><ul><li>(music.podshow.com) </li></ul>
    79. 80. Creative Commons Legal Guide <ul><li>Creative Commons Podcasting Legal Guide - wiki.creativecommons.org/Podcasting_Legal_Guide </li></ul>
    80. 81. Podcast Planning – Who? <ul><li>Library staff </li></ul><ul><li>Systems/ IT staff </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional designers </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to continue if “who” leaves! </li></ul>
    81. 82. Podcasting @ Hunter <ul><li>Podcasting @ Hunter - podcasting.hunter.cuny.edu/support.html </li></ul>
    82. 83. Podcast Planning – When? <ul><li>How often? </li></ul><ul><li>Regular schedule? </li></ul><ul><li>Occasional content? </li></ul><ul><li>Depends on your content! </li></ul><ul><li>Have episodes ready before launch. </li></ul>
    83. 84. <ul><li>“ Connect. Connect. Connect. Don’t be afraid to outreach and tie in with departments and activities at your institution, campus, or town.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Christine Drew, WPI Audio To Go </li></ul>
    84. 85. Learn More Here (Audio Version)… <ul><li>Podcasters Wiki (www.podcasterswiki.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting News (www.podcastingnews.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast User Magazine (www.podcastusermagazine.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger and Podcaster Magazine (bloggerandpodcaster.com) </li></ul>
    85. 86. Learn More Here (Video Version)… <ul><li>Make Internet TV (makeinternettv.org) </li></ul><ul><li>Freevlog (www.freevlog.org/index.php/category/tutorial/) </li></ul><ul><li>Library Videos…the best of (libraryvideos.blogspot.com) </li></ul>
    86. 87. Learn More Here (Screencasting Version)… <ul><li>Show and Tell The Easy Way… An Introduction to Screencasting (www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/seminar_page.php?sid=71) </li></ul><ul><li>TechScreencast Screencasting Tutorials (www.techscreencast.com/tool/screencasting) </li></ul>
    87. 88. Happy Casting! <ul><li>Questions? Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>davidfree.pbwiki.com/ticer2007 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>davidsrandomstuff.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Fletch courtesy of Sybil and Jim Davidson. </li></ul>