Introduction At the JPL Library we recently remodeled our collaborative workspace. This process allowed us to repurpose underutilized televisions into digital displays. Digital displays can be an effective way to communicate key events and information to our patrons. However, running displays has usually required either expensive hardware (installing new cables to tap into local media hosts) or software (Movie Maker, 3rd Party software), sometimes both. We had the displays ready but needed cost effective solutions for hosting and creating the content. Enter Raspberry Pi and a movie creator that can be found in any Microsoft Office Suite purchased since 2010… Microsoft PowerPoint. In this post I will cover how to select, setup, and install the hardware. The follow up post will go over the content creation aspect. Hardware Requirements Displays Luckily for us, this part took care of itself. If you need to obtain a display, I have two…
A how-to guide for creating high-impact instructional videos without tearing your hair out. Tuesday May 12, 2015 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Central Time Register now for this webinar This brand new LITA Webinar promises a fun time learning how to create instructional videos Have you ever wanted to create an engaging and educational instructional video, but felt like you didn’t have the time, ability, or technology? Are you perplexed by all the moving parts that go into creating an effective tutorial? In this session, Anne Burke and Andreas Orphanides will help to demystify the process, breaking it down into easy-to-follow steps, and provide a variety of technical approaches suited to a range of skill sets. They will cover choosing and scoping your topic, scripting and storyboarding, producing the video, and getting it online. They will also address common pitfalls at each stage. Join Anne Burke Undergraduate Instruction & Outreach…
The video for Saturday’s interview with noted science fiction author Verner Vinge is now available on the LITA Ustream Channel. The complete interview runs for about two hours and is available in part 1 and part 2. The work of Vernor Vinge pushes information and technology to its incredible, but possible, conclusions. In A Fire UponThe Deep and A Deepness in the Sky, Vinge examines the concept of the technological singularity, a theoretical point where machine intelligence overtakes human intelligence, and does so in ways that play with information systems and processes. In Rainbows End, Vinge explores one potentially very real future for libraries in which we live in a world of complete information immersion. Jason Griffey interviews Vernor Vinge; futurist, author, thinker, and visionary. This program was recorded live on Saturday, January 8th 2011 at 1pm in the San Diego Convention Center. Sponsored by LITA’s Imagineering Interest Group.
The archived video of Top Tech Trends is now available on the LITA Ustream Channel.
The full video and slides for Ross Singer’s closing Forum keynote, “The Linked Library Data Cloud: it’s time to stop thinking and start linking,” is now available. Watch now!
In today’s keynote address at LITA Forum, Roy Tennant talks about the context for understanding cloud computing and makes the case for incorporating into our computing strategy for the library. Catch the whole video, with slides, on ustream.
As promised, here’s the first of the three Keynote videos from LITA Forum 2009. It’s not perfect, as we tried several different strategies throughout filming the various keynotes…try and frame the speaker and the screen wasn’t great, so in later videos we just concentrated on the speaker. In any case, I hope you enjoy! The embed is to a web-friendly version, but we do have the HD version as well…at least until our hosting decides to kill us for the massive filesize (seriously, I plan to move these over to archive.org for permanent storage, but for now, go easy on the HD, please). HD m4v download Joan Lippincott
Because the connectivity was so good this year for Top Tech Trends at ALA Midwinter 2009, we were able to use Ustream to live stream the video. That also means that it’s archived by Ustream, and embeddable….so here it is! The entire Top Tech video, to watch at your leisure! We’ll also have an audio-only download/Podcast coming in the next few days, for those that want to listen on the go. If you have other suggestions for where this should be posted, or if you embed the video somewhere, let us know!