Posted by comartslibrarian on June 22, 2007
World of Podcasting: Implications for Reference
by David Free, Georgia Perimeter College
More info at: davidsrandomstuff.blogspot.com
Presentation focused on ideas for library uses for podcasts – not how to do it. Do “auditory” podcasts lend themselves to technical training? Probably not…
MP3 + RSS = Podcast
Library Tour (Ohio University) www.library.ohiou.edu/podcasts/?page_id=14.
- Audio tours of the library
- Tour files can be split up (by floor) or combined as one large file.
- Also provide these tours in various foreign languages.
Pierce County (WA) Library System – www.piercecountylibrary.org/blogs.aspx?blog_id=7
- Storytime for children
- Book reviews
Fairfield University Library – www.fairfield.edu/lib_podcasts.html
- Interviews with various databases, including background music, avatars, and multiple voices.
Library Guide for Nursing (by Rachel Clemens) – http://faculty.fullerton.edu/rclemens/Nursing.htm
Other ideas — not yet realized? — online tutorials as podcasts for assignment-specific resources and services.
If you are publishing podcasts on a subscription basis, you should be prepared to add new content regularly!