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1 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Podcasting Kate Pitcher, Reference/Instruction & Web Development Librarian SUNY Geneseo

2 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Podcasts “…syndicated audio or video content in a multimedia file meant for play on a handheld device (such as an iPod) or a personal computer…”

3 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop June 28, 2005 MP3 + RSS = Podcast

4 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop iPods Can be used as… hard drive calendar contact manager audio recorder save text files photo library notes reader alarm clock PDF library video player can be projected w/LCD or TV music

5 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop MP3 players

6 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Finding a podcast is EASY: Type podcasts + directory in any search engine and you will find LOTS of podcasts on MANY subjects Look for a icon on your favorite website Search for podcasts + “subject” in any search engine In iTunes, search the podcast directory for thousands of podcasts on many different topics

7 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Creating podcasts is EASY: Create an MP3 recording Host it on a website Publish a feed

8 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop What technology do you need for podcasts? Computer or handheld device (iPod or MP3 player for example) to listen to or watch the podcast Podcast receiver (or podcatcher) to subscribe to the podcast

9 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop How do we find and subscribe to podcasts? Find a podcast you are interested in listening to Find the orange “RSS” or “POD” button Click button OR copy and paste the URL into your podcast receiver

10 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Subscribing to podcasts with iTunes…

11 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Other podcast receivers: Doppler Juice

12 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop How do we create podcasts? Two easy ways: 1. Create podcasts by phone 2. Use recording software to: –Record audio and convert it to a downloadable format (MP3) –Create a text file which describes the audio (RSS) –Upload to the web

13 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Podcasting Tools Gabcast podOmatic Odeo

14 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Gabcast Free Record podcasts by phone

15 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Creating a podcast by phone… Toll-free number Click on “Testing” icon to get the podcast and play!

16 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop podOmatic Free Record your own podcasts

17 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Post an episode

18 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Odeo Free Upload MP3 files Listen to MP3 files

19 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Elements needed for recording your own podcast Recording & editing software Microphone Audio card Convert audio file to MP3 file format Upload MP3 file to server Create an RSS feed for the podcast

20 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Recording Software Sound Recorder (found with most Windows OS) Audacity (for PCs and Macs; free) GarageBand (for Macs)

21 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Creating an RSS feed for your podcast: 1. Apply Tool’s Podcast RSS Feed Generator: 2.Poderator: 3.PodcastBlaster:

22 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop In order to create the RSS feed for your podcast, follow these steps: 1.Create a plain text file on your computer (i.e..TXT file if you are on Windows. Note,.DOC or other will not work). 2.Copy and past the podcast XML code into the new file. 3.Rename the file to "podcast.xml" and upload to your server.

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25 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Example of RSS feed as it appears when I click on podcast logo…

26 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Works Cited McHugh, J. (2005). Synching up with the iKid. Edutopia Magazine, October Retrieved March 26, 2007, from

27 October 1, 2007 RRLC Pizza Workshop Contact Info… Kate Pitcher Reference/Instruction & Web Development Librarian Milne Library SUNY Geneseo This presentation is available to download online at:


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