Category Archives: Podcasting @ TTW

Sarah Long’s 100th podcast with Michael Stephens

On May 6th, I presented “The Hyperlinked Library” at North Suburban Library System. After the session, I was invited to record a podcast with Sarah Long, the director of NSLS. We also spoke a bit in interview format for her weekly column in The Daily Herald.


Daily Herald column:

We talked about transparency, what the hyperlinked library could be, and where libraries might be going. Thanks to everyone at NSLS for making it such a special day!

More on Podcasting

Troy Swanson, Teaching & Learning Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois writes to TTW:

We have a new podcast in our library:

I decided to write up a blog post about the steps involved:

I thought that others may find this of interest. People new to the podcast thing may find this useful. I know that when we were in the process of creating our fist podcast, this sort of thing would have been nice.

Great resource, Troy! Thanks.

Those Podcasts!

A new report from Pew Internet & American Life Project on podcasting:

Some 12% of internet users say they have downloaded a podcast so they can listen to it or view it at a later time. However, few internet users are downloading podcasts with great frequency; just 1% report downloading a podcast on a typical day.

Hmmmm… I download a few podcasts and burn CDs for my drives back and forth to Illinois. My use has increased this year as I find the podcasts that engage me. Look at the PDF of the report to see the small upswing of use through 2006. I wonder what these numbers will look like in a year.

Waterloo Public Library Podcasting and Circulating Blackberries!

The podcasts will digitize heritage walking tours throughout Uptown Waterloo, using MP3 players and Blackberry devices that will be available for loan from the Main Library on Albert Street. The tours will also be available on-line through computer workstations located in the library.

Podcasting is a method of publishing audio and video programs via the Internet. It allows users subscribe to a “feed” of new files for continuous updates.

TTW Mailbox: Kankakee Public Library Podcasts

Allison writes:

I love that you blogged the iTunes podcasts. We just added my library a couple of days ago and are so jazzed about podcasting. We’ve gotten permission from authors who are coming to KPL this spring to podcast their programs *and* I just emailed an author today (Sue Monk Kidd) and she’s agreed to have a phone interview with me and is allowing us to podcast it. So many possibilities!

Allison Beasley
Head of Adult Services
Kankakee Public Library
Kankakee, IL

Thanks Allison! Take a look at their podcast pages and give the Sue Monk Kidd interview a listen!

Podcast Post

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