Growth of a Librarian

Video pods
October 9, 2011, 1:54 pm
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I’m going to address podcasting first, since it is a format I’ve had some experience with.  Although I have never created a podcast, and can’t see myself needing to anytime soon, I have listened to others’ creations before.  I tend to think of podcasts as the internet’s answer to radio, where anyone can contribute and listen at their leisure.  A nice thing to know about and make use of,  but not something I have employed thus far in a work capacity.

As for screeencapture videos, I think this technology is brilliant.  Combining sound with image is far preferrable to formats that only allow one in isolation as far as I am concerned, and although I have seen some videos made in this way before I didn’t know that the programs necessary to make such recordings were free.  Definitely something I shall have to try out!  The main advantage does seem to be for training purposes, and it could be useful for providing information about how to navigate a website or new program, or how to perform a specific task.