Casting @ OWLS

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In 2008, OWLS received a grant to purchase equipment and software to enable us and our member libraries to create podcasts, vodcasts, and screencasts. This presentation shares what we did, examples of projects, and other tips and resources. Presented for the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries conference in Wisconsin Dells on May 7, 2009.

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  • 1. Casting@ OWLS Beth Carpenter Library Services Manager Outagamie Waupaca Library System

2. The Project $9327LSTA grant award Equipment and softwarePodcasts Vodcasts Screencasts 3. The Focus & 4. The Plan 5. Two of Everything OWLS Staff Circulating Casting Kit 6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-MSL42NV3c 7. Casting Pod Vod Screen 8. Podcasting A meansofdistributing AUDIO CONTENTover the Internet,taking advantage of thepower ofRSS 9. http://podcast.denverlibrary.org/ 10. http://www.cheshirelib.org/teens/cplpodcast.htm 11. http://www.libraryloft.org/podcasts.asp 12. http://www2.worthingtonlibraries.org/programs2go/(audio and video available) 13. http://www.nypl.org/audiovideo/index.cfm (audio and video available) 14. PodcastPurchases Blue Snowball omnidirectional USB mic $83.95 15. PodcastPurchases Sennheiser PC 160 Pro Headset w/microphone $75.96 16. PodcastPurchases Olympus DS-40 Digital recorder Nady MPF 6 Clmap Lapel microphone $145.39 $23.57 17. PodcastPurchases http://audacity.sourceforge.net/FREErecording & editing software 18. PodcastPurchases ePodcast Producer Professional recording & editing software https://industrialaudiosoftware.com/products/ epodcastproducer.html $249.95 19. PodcastPurchases Dell Latitude D830 Traveling recording laptop $2,213.50 20. PodcastPurchases Dell Optiplex 755 Staff recording workstation $1,831.59 21. Free & Low-Cost Alternatives http://www.gabcast.com/ Record a podcast via your phone http://www.gcast.com USB headsets $24.99-$99.99 USB microphones $9.99-$29.99 Headsets are recommendedbefore microphones! 22. Podcast Results http://www.apl.org/programs/archive.html 288 hits 383 hits 118 hits 23. More Info on Podcasting http://castingkit.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/getting-started-with-podcasting/ 24. Its Your Turn 25. Vodcasting a.k.a. video podcast, videoblogging, vlogging A meansofdistributing VIDEO CONTENTover the Internet,taking advantage of thepower ofRSS 26. http://www.youtube.com/rooftoppoetryclub 27. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHljR4LYmOA 28. http://www.tscpl.org/gallery/comments/making_history_our_inauguration_day_video_diary/ 29. http://oneminutecritic.wordpress.com/ 30. http://www.youtube.com/edu (See alsohttp://academicearth.org/ ) 31. VodcastPurchases Flip Video Digital camcorder $114.99 32. VodcastPurchases Sony DCR-SR300 DV CamcorderAccessories Tripod VCT D580RM Wireless Mic ECM HW1 Extra Batteries $114.99 $260.38 33. VodcastPurchases Windows Movie Maker FREEw/Windows - video creating & editing http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx 34. Vodcast Purchases Laptop + Staff Workstation Podcast laptop & staff workstation also used for vodcast editing 35. TIP! Conversion may be necessary Heres an option: http://wmrecorderpro.com/wmconverter20.html 36. Vodcast Results http://owlsweb.blip.tv/ 18 posts 817 views 37. Vodcast Results http://www.youtube.com/user/MuehlPublicLibrary 12 posts 693 views 38. More Info on Vodcasting http://castingkit.wordpress.com/2008/08/27/getting-started-with-vodcasting/ 39. Its Your Turn 40. Screencasting A digitalrecording of SCREEN ACTIONS usually with audio narration 41. http://www.prattlibrary.org/findanswers/how_to.aspx?id=15078 42. http://www.ocls.info/Virtual/tutorials/ 43. http://www.youtube.com/zsrlibrary 44. Screencast Purchases http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp $204.63 Camtasia can also be used for podcast and vodcast recording & editing Love it! 45. Screencast Purchases Headset + Laptop + Staff Workstation Podcast headset, laptop & staff workstation also used for screencast recording & editing 46. Free Alternativeshttp://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ http://camstudio.org/ http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ http://www.jingproject.com/ http://www.screentoaster.com/ http://screencastle.com/ 47. Screencast Results http://infosoup.blip.tv/ 6 posts 3,688 views 48. TIP! Record your screen actions first. Add your voice later. 49. Another Tip Control your mouse! 50. More Info on Screencasting http://castingkit.wordpress.com/2008/06/30/getting-started-with-screencasting/ 51. Project Tidbits Feedback collected on screencasts and overall grant evaluation Homegrown calendar and online request form for casting kit circulation http://www.owlsweb.info/casting/ 52. The Project: Overall Results 53. Challenges Learning without purpose 54. Challenges 55. Challenges Dial-up connections used by patrons 56. Successes Gadget Open House Video Scavenger Hunt 57. Successes This is fantastic. It was useful to me as a library staff person and will be great for training staff and the public. 58. Successes http://castingkit.wordpress.com/ 59. Successes http://www.gotowebinar.com/ Use other tools to capture training, then post online! 60. Webinar Capture Examples http://projectplay.owlsweb.info/?page_id=92 61. TIP Childrens Librarians Well Try Just About Anything! 62. 63. 64. Be Where Your Users Are Serendipitous discovery! 65. Multiple Formats for Learning 66. Ideas 67. Resources http://castingkit.wordpress.com/resources/ 68. Resources http://delicious.com/castingkit 69. Resources 70. TIPS Embrace impErfEction Podcast yourPASSION Share yourknowledge andenthusiasm! 71. QUESTIONS 72. Thank You! BethCarpenter IM: owlsbeth [email_address] castingkit.wordpress.com Slides available atwww.slideshare.net/carpenter.beth 73. Photo Credits http://www.flickr.com/photos/lesterpubliclibrary/ http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=1991755 http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/billselak/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/publik15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheesebikini/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarianbyday/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/emagic/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatknot http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=1097999 http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=583338 http://www.flickr.com/photos/brighton/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotologic/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/katietegtmeyer/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/andycarvin/