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Show and Tell The Easy Way - An Introduction to Screencasting

Date : Nov 08, 2006
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 00:01:00

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Personal assistance is gratifying for library staff and users alike. Limited staff time, however, makes this kind of one-on-one help harder and harder to offer. But we have a solution called screencasting to share with you, which is basically just a movie of your computer screen that records everything displayed on the screen as you demonstrate a procedure, along with your voice, if you wish. The recording is saved to a file for later playback. It's easy to "record" a procedure you frequently demonstrate, and you only need to do it once. Your patrons will find the screencast easy to view, available wherever they are, and repeatable as often as they like. This presentation will introduce screencasting, the software that is available to create screencasts, and the platforms on which they can be run. You'll learn how to plan a recorded procedure (the most time-consuming, yet often overlooked step) and get tips for making effective and engaging screencasts.

Paul Pival ?Distance Education Librarian, University of Calgary

Paul R. Pival (MLS, SUNY Buffalo) is the Distance Education Librarian at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, and the author of the blog, The Distant Librarian ( Prior to his arrival in Canada in late 1999, he supported distance students for four years at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. An early adopter, Paul has been working with screencasts since 2002.