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  1. 1. All About Podcasting Sharon Dennis MCR Technology Coordinator
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>We’ll discuss: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Things You Need to Know About Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware and Software for Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Sciences Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast Survey Results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rolling Your Own! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 5 Things You Need to Know <ul><li>“ Did You Know” #1: </li></ul><ul><li>You do NOT need an iPod </li></ul><ul><li>(or any kind of device beyond a computer) </li></ul><ul><li>to listen to or view podcasts. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 5 Things You Need to Know <ul><li>“ Did You Know” #2: </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts can be audio, video, or “enhanced” podcasts with bookmarked slide shows. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 5 Things You Need to Know <ul><li>“ Did You Know” #3: </li></ul><ul><li>Software to listen to or view podcasts is </li></ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul><ul><li>on both Mac and PC. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5 Things You Need to Know <ul><li>“ Did You Know” #4: </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of interesting podcast content is </li></ul><ul><li>FREE . </li></ul>
  7. 7. 5 Things You Need to Know <ul><li>“ Did You Know” #5: </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast files are </li></ul><ul><li>downloaded , </li></ul><ul><li>not streamed. </li></ul><ul><li>(So you don’t need a lot of bandwidth, just time. </li></ul><ul><li>Download, then listen later.) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some Additional Podcasting Myths <ul><li>I don’t want to watch video on a small screen. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch on your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It takes too much time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same as listening to the radio, watching TV? Great for multi-tasking – exercising, driving, housework, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I have no need for it. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning, entertainment </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Accessing Podcasts <ul><li>Listen or view any given program </li></ul><ul><li>“Subscribe” to the program, as you would an RSS feed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New programs are downloaded to your computer as they come out </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Hardware to Access Podcasts <ul><li>Your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Digital devices to listen “on the go” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zune (Microsoft) ($200) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod family ($100 - $500) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 USB player ($30) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Software To Access Podcasts <ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free download, Mac or PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen on your computer or MP3 player </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen on your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Directly on a web page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/podcasts/podcasts.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demos </li></ul>
  12. 12. Health Sciences Content <ul><li>Thanks to Kelli Ham, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Consumer Health Coordinator for the handout </li></ul><ul><li>NIH Radio </li></ul><ul><li>CDC </li></ul><ul><li>JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Medline Plus Director’s comments </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other Content <ul><li>NPR </li></ul><ul><li>Search “iTunes store” for a lot of FREE content in any area of interest </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.podcast.net/ (huge podcast directory) </li></ul>
  14. 14. MCR Content <ul><li>Siobhan Champ-Blackwell interviewed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joy Voltz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ira Coombs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your ideas for content? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Results of MCR Podcast Survey <ul><li>45 participants </li></ul><ul><li>39 out of 45 (86.7%) did not listen to MCR podcasts </li></ul>
  16. 17. Other Reasons <ul><li>Don’t have iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t have time </li></ul><ul><li>Technophobe </li></ul><ul><li>Information overload </li></ul><ul><li>Blocked by firewalls </li></ul>
  17. 18. Those Who Did Listen <ul><li>Of the 5 who did listen: </li></ul><ul><li>Was the content interesting? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40% “very interesting and informative” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% “somewhat interesting and informative” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Was the content useful to you in your work? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60% “very useful” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40% “somewhat useful” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No one had sound / technical issues </li></ul>
  18. 19. Other Comments <ul><li>“ 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...” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I listen to podcasts when I travel, but didn’t know about MCR podcasts”. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Other Comments <ul><li>“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!” </li></ul><ul><li>Possibly, if multi-tasking (driving in car, exercising, etc.) ? </li></ul>
  20. 21. Rolling Your Own <ul><li>Audio podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Good quality microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Software: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity for PC (free) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Garageband for Mac </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Server to store the podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Something to say! </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to try this, contact me! </li></ul>
  21. 22. Discussion <ul><li>Your thoughts about podcasting? </li></ul>
  22. 23. Thank You! <ul><li>Sharon Dennis </li></ul><ul><li>MCR Technology Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>801-587-3518 </li></ul><ul><li>Skype ID: sedennis </li></ul>