Many thanks for your hard work.
The Education Podcast Networkis an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century.
I'm a bit hesitant to show this to my grad students. They are comfortable with posting weekly using the blog editor. A new way to post may add stress and they are a bit overwhelmed with technology at this point.
The bibliocasting listserv (firstname.lastname@example.org) is dedicated to a discussion of streaming media in the library environment. This list grows out of the increasing popularity of "Podcasting," or the use of RSS and the Internet to download audio programs (like audio blogs) to computers and MP3 players.
So what to post on the list? Examples of how libraries can build on the growing excitement of Podcasting; Questions on how libraries can use podcasting and other multimedia information they create to promote themselves and provide better service; Questions on how to podcast and other technical questions on streaming media including QuickTime Streaming, RealProducer, and others. In addition, the list will include postings of key articles, reports, and news about podcating and other streaming media in general and in the the library context.
Bottom Line: We are looking to build a community of individuals interested in the application of multimedia in the library environment.
Subscribe 2 ways: The first is through e-mail. To subscribe to the list send an e-mail to email@example.com with the entire message (no subject line): subscribe bibliocasting FirstName LastName
A podcast is set up for the list. Each post is transformed from text-to-speech, and syndicated using RSS. The RSS feed (podcast feed) for the list is at: http://drew.syr.edu/iis4/pod/pod.xml
Our blog generated a great deal of interest among board members (an ALAO blog is being considered) and other IG chairs. As promised, I did not reveal the topic currently under discussion, or divulge the blog address. I did encourage attendance at the CMCIG sponsored session in November!
Thanks for your continued work on this worthwhile project.
Is anyone familair with either of these titles? I have read the first and just checked out the second (fresh off of the new book shelf) today.
The first, an editorial in the April 2005 issue, defended a decision made by the journal to publish an article titled "Revenge of the Blog People!" Intrigued, I searched for the article to read what all the commotion was about. While I do not agree with the broad stroke definition presented, or the attitude of the author concerning bloggers and blogs, one of the points raised is that of accountability. We have a responsibility to provide current information in a professional manner.
The second article, published in the Spring 2005 netconnect supplement, discusses blog ethics. "The Ethical Blogger" details a few simple ideas blogs and bloggers should follow. According to author Karen Schneider, there are five rules or "concepts: transparaency, fairness, cite it, get it right, and if you broke it, fix it. We should keep in mind everyone is not thrilled with blogs, their technology, or what their place should be in an academic library. It is important to represent ourselves, our IG, in a professional manner.