Take The Plunge Into Podcasting

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Take The Plunge Into Podcasting

  1. 1. Take the Plunge into Podcasting:Tips and Techniques to Make Your Jump Easier<br />October 8, 2009 -ILA Peoria<br />Presenters: Beth Duttlinger, ALS & Amy Glass, ICC <br />
  2. 2. A podcast has essentially three things:<br /><ul><li>It is a recorded audio or video.
  3. 3. It is not singular but released episodically .
  4. 4. It can be downloaded through web syndication.</li></li></ul><li>Why are podcasts created?<br /><ul><li>Meet the needs of your audience (time-saving, on-demand, user control)
  5. 5. Easy to use, low cost and fits into today’s mobile world
  6. 6. Easy to set up and manage</li></li></ul><li>Continued…Why are podcasts created?<br /><ul><li>Increases information delivery options
  7. 7. Adaptable to different learning styles
  8. 8. Supplements classroom instruction</li></li></ul><li>What are some of the applications of podcasts?<br /><ul><li>Recorded lectures</li></ul>www.ted.com<br />academicearth.org<br />ocw.mit.edu<br />www.youtube.com/edu<br />
  9. 9. <ul><li>Create a “show” in cyberspace</li></ul>grammar.quickanddirtytips.com<br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>Develop a following to market something</li></li></ul><li>How are libraries using podcasts?<br /><ul><li>Instructional tutorials</li></ul>ICC created tutorials to provide online instruction on library resources and techniques <br />www.icc.edu/library/howDoIUseAllThisStuff.asp<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>Public Relations</li></ul>Rolling Prairie Library System originally created “Think outside the barn @ your library,” which uses the Campaign for America’s Libraries’ “@ your library” brand, for the 2007 Farm Progress Show (4:25)<br />www.pio.ala.org/visibility<br />
  12. 12. <ul><li>Book reviews</li></ul>Pierce County Library (WA) staff member, Steve Campion, reviews 1776 in audio podcast (3:04)<br />www.piercecountylibrary.org/blogs.aspx?blog_id=7&posting_id=274<br />
  13. 13. <ul><li>Library advocacy</li></ul>Lunch Money&apos;s song &quot;I Love My Library&quot; as seen at the Downers Grove Public Library (2:17)<br />www.youtube.com/watch?v=SslM_q0WIGQ<br />
  14. 14. Preparation:<br /><ul><li>Know your audience
  15. 15. Know your purpose
  16. 16. Learn scripting and storyboarding basics </li></li></ul><li>Basic Principles of audio/video production:<br /><ul><li> Use a combination of words and verbal narration
  17. 17. Present info in bite sized chunks
  18. 18. Use clear outlines and headings
  19. 19. Present in a conversational style
  20. 20. Remove extraneous information</li></li></ul><li>Continued…BasicPrinciples of audio/video production:<br /><ul><li> Use attention grabbers
  21. 21. Slow it down
  22. 22. Focus on the big picture
  23. 23. Set specific goals for your podcast</li></li></ul><li>And specifically for video:<br /><ul><li> On screen text should be located near corresponding images
  24. 24. Synchronize animation and narration</li></li></ul><li>Basic Principles of podcasting:<br /><ul><li> Outline/storyboard
  25. 25. Write a script (ADA compliance)
  26. 26. Basic podcast form
  27. 27. What to include on your podcasting page</li></li></ul><li>Think about the production stages: stages:<br /><ul><li>record
  28. 28. edit
  29. 29. produce
  30. 30. share </li></li></ul><li>Podcasting tools:<br /><ul><li>Microphone
  31. 31. Computer
  32. 32. Camcorder/webcam (optional)
  33. 33. Audacity (FREE!)
  34. 34. Video editing software
  35. 35. Free
  36. 36. For purchase </li></li></ul><li>Regarding Sharing:<br /><ul><li>Don’t forget YouTube!
  37. 37. Make your podcast available in more than one format for downloading</li></li></ul><li>Tips & Tricks<br />
  38. 38. During the planning stages: <br /><ul><li> KISS – Keep it Short and Simple
  39. 39. Make one big presentation into several smaller ones
  40. 40. Outline your presentation, including mouse clicks, search examples, etc.</li></li></ul><li>During the writing/scripting stage: <br /><ul><li>Tell people what they are going to see and what they should learn
  41. 41. Include both words and actions, including “callouts”
  42. 42. Have someone ELSE read the script before beginning to record </li></li></ul><li>Good examples of scripts: <br />http://www.carli.illinois.edu/mem-serv/mem-train/movies/opac-libs.html<br />
  43. 43. During the practice stage: <br /><ul><li>Read the script aloud
  44. 44. How awkward does your writing sound?
  45. 45. Do mouse movements while reading the script?</li></li></ul><li>During the recording stage: <br /><ul><li>Find a place with no audio distractions
  46. 46. Leave blank space at the beginning and end of a recording (for editing purposes)
  47. 47. Recording voice – be casual and friendly (while reading your script!)</li></li></ul><li>Sharing completed podcasts: <br /><ul><li> Upload to podcatcher(s) &/or directories
  48. 48. itunes
  49. 49. Podcast Alley
  50. 50. YouTube</li></li></ul><li>Sharing…continued: <br /><ul><li> Embed in website</li></li></ul><li>Sharing…continued: <br /><ul><li>Check and recheck – once loaded, it’s out there in cyberspace</li></li></ul><li>More podcasts!<br />Stephanie Vance (2:12)<br />http://alfocus.ala.org/videos/midwinter-2009-vance-advocacy<br /> Stephanie of AdvocacyGuru.com discusses the three points ALA members need to keep in mind when advocating for libraries with the new presidential administration.<br />
  51. 51. More podcasts!<br />Arlington Heights Memorial PL (6:17)<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcsEei1_aUY<br /> This is an &quot;ER&quot; spoof video for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Technical Services Department.<br />
  52. 52. More podcasts!<br />Hot Buttery Podcasts (1:22)<br />http://www.librarybeat.com/<br /> NSLS Member Liaison Anna Yackle has the information overload blues. Marketing Specialist Judy Hoffman has a tasty solution. <br />
  53. 53. Resources:<br />technologytrainingwheels.pbworks.com/podcasting<br />delicious.com/thelibrarian/podcasting<br />
  54. 54. What questions do you have?<br />Beth Duttlinger, Library Development Consultant<br />Alliance Library System<br />600 High Point Lane<br />East Peoria, IL 61611<br />309-694-9200 ext. 2117<br />bduttlinger@alliancelibrarysystem.com<br />Amy Glass, Reference Librarian<br />Illinois Central College<br />One College Drive<br />East Peoria, IL 61611<br />309-694-5748<br />amy.glass@icc.edu<br />

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