A Quick Guide to Screencasting for Libraries

Just getting started with screencasting? If you’re thinking about creating instructional videos for your library which will capture your computer’s on-screen movements, you’ll want to check out some of these resources.

Articles on Screencasting

Screencasting: How To Start, Tools and Guidelines – Smashing Magazine

Screen Casts Rock – Here’s Who’s Rocking Them Now – ReadWriteWeb

7 things you should know about…Screencasting – Educause

An Introduction to Screencasting: Why screencasts are useful, how to create them, and software tools that can help – TechSoup

 

Presentations
Vidcasting: Screencasts for Mobile Video-Enabled Devices – presented at Computers in Libraries 2008

Screencapture, Slidecasting and Sceencasting tools: Jing, SnagIT, Slideshare, Camtasia, Captivate, BB FlashBack – notes from the Library 2.0 and beyond: getting our hands dirty unconference held by the State Library of Western Australia, August 2008

Just Push Play: Screencasting for Your Library – presented at Internet@Schools East at Computers in Libraries 2008

Creation, Management, and Assessment of Library Screencasts: The Regis Libraries Animated Tutorials Project – presented at the Central Michigan University libraries Off-Campus Library Services Conference 2008

Screencasting & E-Learning on a Shoestring – presented at Internet Librarian Oct. 2007

 

Podcasts
Paul Pival’s Show and Tell The Easy Way – An Introduction to Screencasting (SirsiDynix Institute podcast)

 

Blogs & Wikis
LibCasting: Screencasting and libraries – blog maintained by Greg Notess

Screencasting Wiki – library-oriented screencasting wiki

 

Software
12 Screencasting Tools For Creating Video Tutorials - Mashable

List of Screencasting Software – Wikipedia

5 Free Screencasting Apps for Creating Video Tutorials – makeUseOf.com

Also see Links to Software below

 

Workshop Handouts/Notes

Just Push Play: Screencasting for Your Library – Steve Garwood presentation at Internet@Schools East at Computers in Libraries 2008

Screencasting video based lectures and demonstrations – Steve Garwood presentation at Association of Library and Information Science Educators 2008

Screencasting for Quick Online Tutorials – Greg R. Notess handout AkLA Annual Conference 2006

Creation, Management, and Assessment of Library Screencasts: The Regis Libraries Animated Tutorials Project – Paul Betty’s handout for the the Central Michigan University libraries Off-Campus Library Services Conference 2008.

 

Links to Library Screencasts, Software, and Other Resources
Screencasting section on the Library 2.0 & Web 2.0 Training Sessions Wiki

Online Tutorials section of the Library Success Wiki

Best Practices in Screencasting – Section on the ANTS Wiki

 

I’m sure there are many other quality resources available out there, please leave further suggestions in the comments.