Monday, April 21, 2008

Podcasting and Online Hosted Video

Podcasting has great potentials for library instruction and library resource promotion. Our library has been doing podcasting since 2007. They are less than 5-minute audio and video files that summarize the highlights of library workshops and orientations. Podcasts include information on health information resources, database search strategies, literature and resource guides, Internet safety tips, general orientation to the library, etc. Patrons can view the podcasts on their computers or download them to their iPods or MP3 players. RSS feed is enable for subscription by using the most popular feed readers (e.g, Google Reader, Live bookmark, My Yahoo, and Bloglines).
YouTube is another way for promoting library resources and library services.
Discover Information Literacy is one of the videos I like:

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