This weekâ€™s 4cast:
1. Podcasting (Part Three): Warm Up Those Vocal Cords
On the heels of our very first podcast, we humbly leave you with a few more guides to help your library in the creation of its own podcasts.
- Podcasting Wikispace (InfopeopleWiki)
- Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution (Creative Commons)
- 7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Podcasts (NetSquared)
- Lessons in Podcasting (The Rock & Roll Librarian)
- Mastering podcasts with Audacity (NewsForge)
Keep your ears peeled for more OPLIN 4cast Podcasts in the coming weeks.
2. Everybody’s Doin’ It
The best way to figure out how you can use podcasting, blogging, or even videoblogging to promote your library is to check out what other libraries are doing.
- Libraries with blogs (blogwithoutalibrary.net)
- Libraries with podcasts (Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki)
- Library Videoblogs So Far (David Lee King)
- Libraries with del.icio.us feeds (blogwithoutalibrary.net)
3. Nuts About Netflix
You could say that Michael Porter (aka Libraryman) is a fan of Netflix. In his recent “Netflix Takes Libraries to School” series of blog posts, Porter explores the Netflix service model and the reasons why libraries should, but for various reasons do not, copy its finer points.
- Netflix Takes Libraries to School: An Editorial
- Part II: What About the Free Public Library?
- Part III: Why Compete with Netflix?
- Part IV: I, Me, Mining
4. Is the World Wide Web Consortium Out of Touch?
In order to be accessible to the broadest possible audience, website developers strive to adhere to guidelines established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). But trouble is brewing, as a growing number of prominent web developers are revolting against the W3C and recent developments within that organization.