Podcasting @ GPC
Every two weeks for about 10 minutes about Library news, events, new books, new resources etc…
Doing once a month 20-30 minute about library news, and the connection between library and campus, did interviews
Learned that once a month is too far apart and 30 minutes is really too long and come full circle to 6-10 minutes long.
Use an internal media server from the beginning!
Use creative commons or permission for music!
Under the Hood
Audacity (free, online, open source)
96 kBit/s MP3
liberated syndication (hosting site, pay for, there are some free ones too)
Feedburner (to make the feed)
Podcatchers: places to gather and track rss podfeeds
Wrote a web page for the Podcasts
8 Thinks I learned about Podcasting
- Make sure it feeds!
- PROMOTE. Then promote some more.
- Keep it short
- Use music sparingly!
- Multiple voices rock
- Interviews, multiple people talk on subject, different voices to break things up
- Podcast events
- Record poets and other types of speakers (They have poetry club on campus and use on library Podcasts)
- Consider your web presence
- Listen to your listeners
- Talking, email, not necessarily through comments
- Will continue Podcasting (6,000 or so downloads)
- Probably going to add video Podcasting
- Average 100 to 200 downloads per file
MP3 more of a universal format
iTunes is the big kahuna of listening base. Windows media doesn’t work with iTunes therefore don’t alienate the biggest group.