Thursday, March 30, 2006

Podcasting: Making your Library's Voice Heard

Are you Ready for Podcasting?

This is the name of an article written by Connie Crosby on She does an excellect job of introducing the subject of podcasting. What is podcasting? Here is short definition:

Podcasting entails audio content that is delivered via an RSS feed presenting a downloadable or streaming file (often mp3). (

Translation: You can record programming into an audio computer file, transfer it to a computer attached to the Internet and then let people download it to their MP3 Players. People can then subscribe to your audio recordings via a RSS newsfeed so they will know exactly when you have a new recording.

As the article indicates, it is relatively inexpensive to get started and makes for a great way to get the word out about library programming and services. If you are interested in attempting to do this and need help, let me know. We can set up a time to discuss.

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