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4/05/2007

Podcast thoughts ...

I recieved an email today from someone who had heard about Learning 2.0 from the New York Times podcast. Before the email, I didn't even realize that the NYTimes had podcasts, but in looking over their list, they have many.

Anyway, Tech Talk comes out on Thursday and today they talked about social networking tools. And as I listened to the friendly chatter, I thought to myself... this is exactly the type of podcasts we should be doing in libraries. Current topics, current events, current culture ... our libraries support all these. So instead of podcasting about all the great resources and services we offer, why not just talk about a current issue of the week? Surely this would be more appealing and also position us better as a community resource for fresh ideas and new information.

PS: On side note, our first Wiis for the library arrived today -- Yay! I got wholloped in Wii doubles tennis. But that's OK -- at least I didn't damage or break anything. :)

3 comments:

Kelly said...

Global Kids does this very well with teens for Nez Crew: http://newzcrew.org/webx. We are working on implementing this on the library web site and through podcasts

JH said...

Wouldn't it be great if we could record Novello author talks and offer those as podcasts?

Chris Kretz said...

We've had a good response from our podcasts on local history topics - interviews with everyone from historical society members to collectors to folklorists. To help orient users, we've compiled them into a Google Map.