Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
-St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, August 18, 2007


I've put this off until the end because, quite frankly, I have no interest in creating a voice recording. Turns out, that is not one of the requirements here (tee-hee).

Again, a truly interesting lesson of discovery: The Education Podcast Network - what great place for ideas! I also like their definition of a podcast: a merger of blogging and radio. For the Library, I really like the fact that the Tattered Cover Bookstore has made their author visits available on podcast. I always have trouble finding the site, called, Authors on Tour...Live! but mean to share it on my Library website, as they have so many podcasts to which to listen. Through that site I discovered the Podictionary: The Podcast for Word Lovers. I remember being surprised last Spring when I found that even Smithsonian Education had a tutorial on podcasting with students, under "Science and Technology".

I'd love to have a student podcast a story from the Library - but that could get into copyright issues (unless it was their own story..hmmm). I also like the use of podcasts as routine announcements, or foreign language practice, or even have thought of creating a podcast of the keynote speakers at the conference I am planning. The school's website doesn't support it yet, but I'm certain we could find a place on which to put them.

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