On December 21, 2007 OWLS’ Library Services and Technology Act grant application, “Enhancing Library Services via Podcasts, Screencasts, and Vodcasts” was approved for funding in the amount of $9,327. The funds were used to purchase software and equipment to enable OWLS staff and OWLS member libraries to create and share podcasts, screencasts, and vodcasts with the public.
Part of the grant included the creation of a ‘Casting Kit that will circulate to member libraries to enable them to create their own podcasts, screencasts, or vodcasts. The Kit will enable member libraries to move traditional library services and programming to the web, thereby extending their resources outside the physical walls of their buildings, reaching patrons who are either unable to attend programs when scheduled or who prefer to attend “virtually.”
You can read the full grant summary PDF if you would like more details about the project.
Visit the Casting @ OWLS blog for progress reports on the grant and links to resources, results and more related to this project. The blog includes:
Please view the 'Casting Equipment Borrowing and Use Procedures for more information about local library responsibilities when borrowing the OWLS 'casting equipment.
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