Friday, November 23, 2007

Tuning in

OK. This thing on Podcasting and online multimedia was great fun. I had listened to some podcasts before eg from National Public Radio, but this was amazing to see the range of content that is out there and the sheer amount of it. I could have spent a lot of time on Learning Out Loud. It's a listening/viewing library that has something for everyone. I listened to a piece on disruptive technologies from Penn State, to a book review of The People of Paper from Grand Rapids Public Library and to a videopodcast about oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. This audiovisual material is rich and would definitely be appreciated by folks in Skokie. We could have podcasts of some of our programs (that are not taped for cable), book reviews by staff, tips on searching or using reference tools, stories for kids and greetings/news of Library events in different languages. There are wonderful opportunities for outreach programming and time shifting ie making Library offerings convenient for everyone.

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