Description

Podcasting is by now a well-established and proven medium for delivering content to targeted audiences. The necessary equipment and technical skills are within reach of even the smallest institution.

This session focuses on the Minnesota Historical Society's (MHS) 'Collections Up Close' video podcasts. It includes an introduction to podcasting, a discussion of how podcasting fits into MHS's larger institutional goals, examples of how podcasts are used to highlight library collections and services, a how-to portion outlining the roles and process involved in creating the podcasts, statistical evidence about who and how many people the podcasts reach, as well as ample time for questions from the audience.

The purpose of the session is to highlight how one archival institution has used emerging technology to gain exposure for and promote access to its collections. The session also provides practical details about the equipment, time, and personnel needed to make video podcasts. The session will be of particular interest to those wishing to produce similar content. The intended audience for the session includes librarians, archival managers and curators who are interested in learning how and why MHS podcasts are made, especially those looking to implement their own podcasting initiative.

Audience members should have moderate computer skills and knowledge of computer applications; expertise is not expected as the session will emphasize the ease with which podcasts can be produced.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

  • John Knauss is Reference Assistant at the Minnesota Historical Society;
  • Lori Williamson is Program Associate at the Minnesota Historical Society;
  • Matt Anderson is Curator at the Minnesota Historical Society;
  • Adam Harris is a Collections Assistant at the Minnesota Historical Society.

Start Date

16-3-2011 2:30 PM

End Date

16-3-2011 4:00 PM

Technical Expertise

intermediate

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Mar 16th, 2:30 PM Mar 16th, 4:00 PM

Podcasting: The What, the Who, the How, and the Why

Podcasting is by now a well-established and proven medium for delivering content to targeted audiences. The necessary equipment and technical skills are within reach of even the smallest institution.

This session focuses on the Minnesota Historical Society's (MHS) 'Collections Up Close' video podcasts. It includes an introduction to podcasting, a discussion of how podcasting fits into MHS's larger institutional goals, examples of how podcasts are used to highlight library collections and services, a how-to portion outlining the roles and process involved in creating the podcasts, statistical evidence about who and how many people the podcasts reach, as well as ample time for questions from the audience.

The purpose of the session is to highlight how one archival institution has used emerging technology to gain exposure for and promote access to its collections. The session also provides practical details about the equipment, time, and personnel needed to make video podcasts. The session will be of particular interest to those wishing to produce similar content. The intended audience for the session includes librarians, archival managers and curators who are interested in learning how and why MHS podcasts are made, especially those looking to implement their own podcasting initiative.

Audience members should have moderate computer skills and knowledge of computer applications; expertise is not expected as the session will emphasize the ease with which podcasts can be produced.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

  • John Knauss is Reference Assistant at the Minnesota Historical Society;
  • Lori Williamson is Program Associate at the Minnesota Historical Society;
  • Matt Anderson is Curator at the Minnesota Historical Society;
  • Adam Harris is a Collections Assistant at the Minnesota Historical Society.