Screencasting for Libraries

Jun 2012 | 120pp

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Screencasting for Libraries

Greg Notess

Part of the award-winning TECH SET series, this complete how-to guide offers proven tips and techniques for creating engaging screencasts and publishing them on the Web.

Examples use various software options such as free web-based programs like Screenr, Jing, and Screencast-O-Matic as well as commercial software programs Camtasia Studio and Adobe Captivate.

Greg Notess covers every detail from planning to software and microphone selection. He provides step-by-step instructions on making a quick screencast for students, making a quick tech support screencast, creating an individual tutorial with audio, creating a quick demo for email reference and library promotion, and producing a basic database tutorial.

Foreword - Ellyssa Kroski
1. Types of Solutions Available
2. Planning
3. Social Mechanics
4. Implementation
5. Marketing
6. Best Practices
7. Metrics
8. Developing Trends
9. Recommended Reading

"Greg Notess has done an excellent job of covering the subject, starting with the history and basics of screencasting, moving to theory and best practices, and then spending the bulk of the book walking the reader step-by-step through several increasingly complex examples of how to record and produce a screencast."
- Paul R. Pival, University of Calgary, Canada

Greg Notess is Reference Team Leader and Professor at Montana State University, USA.

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