Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Video Podcasting

Jeff Humphrey
(Indiana consortia training and education)

Already has a library of videos available for digitization

Why are we doing it?

  • Because we can
  • Natural progression of existing services
    • Started with videotape and satellite dish
  • Looking for a different delivery solution
    • Current streaming contact ending
    • Most videos too long for flash

What we have done

  • Old school solution
    • Converting existing content
    • Stored on our web server
    • Write RSS feed from scratch
    • Put up a web page
  • Partnered with IUPUI SLIS Class
  • Obtained administrative support

What we had in place

  • Experience
    • Video end
    • IT end
    • Workshop end
  • Equipment
  • Space
    • Physical
    • Virtual
  • Content

What we need to do

  • Find a better space for videos
  • Convert to a Blog format (it’s coming!)
  • Continue production on a regular basis
  • Foster more partnerships
    • More content pipelines
    • Showcase what libraries are doing

Production Tips

  • Have a reason to include video
  • Invest in a good microphone
  • Frame shots properly
  • Enhance production with graphics
  • Have fun



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