Screencasting for Libraries (THE TECH SET® #17)

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This complete how-to 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.

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Greg R. Notess

Greg R. Notess is reference team leader and a professor at Montana State University. He has been writing, speaking, and consulting about Internet information resources and search engines since 1991 and about screencasting since 2005. A three-time Information Authorship award winner, he is the “On the Net” and “Search Engine Update” columnist for ONLINE. Greg is the author of several books, including Teaching Web Search Skills: Techniques and Strategies of Top Trainers and the first three editions of Government Information on the Internet. An internationally known conference speaker on search engines and other Internet topics, he has spoken at conferences such as Internet Librarian, Online Information, Web Search University, the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, and international meetings in London, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, Pretoria, Montreal, Copenhagen, Sydney, Zagreb, and several locations in India. He has consulted for several major (and minor) search engines and maintains Search Engine Showdown which reviews, compares, and analyzes web search tools. He also runs the LibCasting blog which focuses on screencasting and libraries.

"…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, Public Services Systems Librarian, University of Calgary