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A Beginner's Guide to Podcasting: Part 2 - A Creator's Guide

Date : May 24, 2006
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 01:00:00

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Podcasting, or the syndication of audio content via the web, has emerged as a powerful tool for organizations to distribute their messages widely and cost-effectively. Our patrons and customers live in an increasingly multimedia world and have new expectations for the types of content that should be part of their information experience. As podcasting rapidly transforms the media landscape, now is the time to examine how this technology might best be exploited to get our messages to the masses.

Building on the concepts introduced in the first part of this series, Part 2 will focus on podcasting from the perspective of the content creator:
  • Why would my organization podcast?
  • What types of content could we podcast?
  • Who else is doing it?
  • How do we do go about it?

Throughout this discussion, we will explore of a variety of audio programs and the tools that make audio content easy to produce and distribute. This session will conclude with a look at the future of media syndication and how these emerging technologies might transform the communications landscape for information organizations.

Greg Schwartz ?Supervisor of Electronic Services, Louisville Free Public Library

Greg Schwartz has been instrumental in the development and implementation of an Instant Message-based reference service and has been heavily involved in a variety of other technology initiatives. Prior to his current position, Schwartz served the Louisville Free Public Library as a Circulation Support Supervisor and Assistant Branch Manager.

Schwartz is also the author of the Open Stacks weblog, which was nominated for a 2005 Edublog Award. In the past year, he has emerged as librarianship's most recognized voice in podcasting, turning Open Stacks into an audio forum for news and ideas related to "all things Information Science."

Schwartz holds an MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA in the History of Art and Architecture from Brown University.