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Well I didn’t see that coming.

I am unable to upload my podcast as a MP3 onto AMunchkin’sWordWorld so I am going to upload it through a different way. Sorry for the outrageously old youtube account (I made it YEARS ago) but this is where I will post it then link it here. And other future podcasts if I ever decide to do another one.

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cr56r69Fvg

It took a while, a lot of swearing, many retakes, more swearing when the podcast had to be changed into a video and other complexities but it is finally done.

Thank you for sticking along with me for this bumpy podcasting journey full of swearing and the like. I hope you enjoyed it!

This was my first podcast but please leave comments below (no flames please)

Authors mentioned in this Podcast:

Rainbow Rowell : http://rainbowrowell.com

Marissa Meyer : http://www.marissameyer.com/

Sara Gruen : http://saragruen.com/

 

Websites and Programs mentioned in this Podcast:

NaNoWriMo : www.nanowrimo.org

Audacity : http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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A Munchkin’s Word World First Podcast!

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Wow. Its hard to believe that today is officially the last day of my first semester. For our final project in multimedia we had the option to create either a website, a wiki, or a podcast then post it on the internet or blog. I have chosen to do a podcast even though to be honest I hate hearing my own voice once it has been recorded.

I chose to do a podcast because it would be, in my mind, the simplest thing for me to do. All I need to write is a short script in my notebook about something that my “fictional” library should be doing.

My fictional library is the General Public Library of Munchkinland. Keeping with the munchkin theme here you guys. I guess I will break the spoiler silence and say that my topic will be about why NaNoWriMo should be an annual activity at the library for all ages.

I created my podcast using Audacity which is a free open-source audiotrack recorder and editing program. I first used this program in highschool, thanks to my wonderful tech teacher, when we were asked to record ourselves reading either a short story from a book or one that we created ourselves (I chose to write my own) and add music to the back that represents each character. I did not use any microphones or fancy equipment except my laptop and audacity. I just hope my voice doesn’t crack while I do this!

In my podcast I will be playing some music from my Itunes and at the end of this post I will list the songs in order that they appear. They will not be the full length song (unless its under three minutes) but I will source them none the less. I feel using songs is a good way to break up a long winded stream of words that will hopefully sound like I am having a conversation with you and not just sounding like a moron.

Books and Authors to be Mentioned in the Podcast:

  • Night Circus

Due to technical difficulties I will be posting the podcast tomorrow morning.

Interested in hearing more podcasts from myself? Let me know down below in the comment section.

Intersted in hearing more podcasts specifically for bibliophiles? Check out the link at the bottom of the page. You can also check out a podcast someone else in my library class did at the second link.

Have fun!

Lab Results #7: The Debriefing of a Library Technician in Training

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Today’s multimedia lesson dealt with the topic of podcasting. Have you heard of it before? For those of you who do not know what a podcast is let me give you a quick summery.

A podcast is simply an audio or video mp3 file that is accessable anywhere in the world and can be downloaded onto your mp3 player, ipod-whatever, and your phone (if its a smart phone…unlike mine). If you subscribe via RSS (Really Simple Syndication) then your podcast will automatically update as soon as a new podcast arrives!

Pretty niffty.

The best thing about this digital audio file is that yes it can be professionally made but it can also be made by anyone. All you need is a good microphone, editing software (which you can get for free and open-sourced online) and access to the internet. After creating your podcast you can publish it online via a website (with an RSS feed) or even a podcast directory such as iTunes, Podcast.net, and PodcastPickle. Of course there are many more directories out there but I just included a few here for your amusement (and mine as well). Click through the links to explore a vast amount of interesting and unique podcasts.

Now you are probably wondering why podcating would be an interesting and relavent topic for a library technicnan in training. There are many reasons why a podcast can be helpful to not only a librarian but the patrons of the library as well!

  • Promotes the library
    • Special Events, regular events
    • Interviews with the librarians
    • New books/book reviews etc.
  • The child patrons of the library can post their own discoveries and learn about new and interesting things
  • Effective training for a new librarian
  • Can provide walking tours/orientation of the library with interesting facts and stats

1- Which library podcast did you listen to? From the list on LISWiki I chose the podcast Lost in the stacks and began listening to EPISODE 181: OPEN ACCESS BEGINS AT HOME.

2- Why did you choose this podcast? When I was reading through the list of podcasts I was looking for something that was unique and that would catch my eye. Lost in the Stacks had a brief description after it saying that its the “podcast of the research-library rock’n’roll radio show on WREK Atlanta“. I knew I immediately had to listen to that one. Seriously, how many podcasts can you find that include music and interviews in a library setting?

3- What was the focus of the podcast and who was it geared towards? (Ex: was it about library instruction, library policies, popular books, etc…? Was it geared towards school library staff, academic library staff, public library staff, or library patrons?) The episode I am listening to as I write this (Epidsode 181) focused on Open Access and is the fourth of five (the next episode will be aired ont the first of November at lunch) that I know of.

The speakers on the podcast are from the Georgia Tech Library which is a research library. Saying that I don’t believe that this is a podcast specifically directed towards the staff of an academic library but the librarians of any type and the library patrons too! It talks about everything and anything that has to do with libraries including stuff that happens behind the scenes for both the librarians and what occurs at the publishing/printing buildings.

4- Did you enjoy the podcast? Why or why not? I definetly enjoyed the podcast episode. I loved the interviews and the music. My classmates probably were wondering why I was grooving in my seat the entire class (and consequently nearly falling out of my chair). The music is ties it all together because it gives the speakers a chance to take a break and transition into a new portion of the podcast. You can find the playlist included after every episode on the link included above that takes you to the radio station. 

I listen to a variety of podcasts everything from oldschool radio shows (brilliant) to contemporay storytelling to sports updates (GO MANCHESTER UNITED!) and everything in between. I find them fascinating and extremely educational if I don’t have a craving for listening to music at that particular time.

Do you listen to any podcasts? What kinds of podcasts do you listen to? Do you have more podcasts than music in your handheld library? What podcast suggestions do you have for everyone?

Would you like to see a podcast on here in the future?

Comment below!