Innovation in a podshell: bringing information literacy into the world of podcasting
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Podcasting is creating a buzz in the world of information and communication technologies. Since Adam Curry and Dave Winer released their iPodder software in September 2004, podcasting has been embraced by mainstream media such as ABC Radio and CNN News. Incorporating the use of Really Simple Syndication (RSS), podcasting involves the downloading of an audio program to a computer, portable digital player such as an ipod or a mobile phone. Podcasting is being used by academics as an alternative to lectures in classrooms, in advertising and marketing and in the entertainment industry. Why not in libraries?Curtin University of Technology prides itself on its culture of innovation and willingness to investigate and adapt new technologies. The Curtin University Library and Information Service applies this innovative approach to our information service provision. Following the successful implementation of our SMS a Query service, we saw the potential for offering information literacy to our students through the use of podcasts.Our initial 'Five tips on ' series covers many aspects of information literacy such as Referencing, EndNote, and Library Databases. Released at regular intervals throughout the semester these podcasts are an accessible, portable and convenient mode of communication which enables our time-poor millennial students to download and play them at their own convenience.This paper examines the development of a pilot program for using podcasting as a tool in the provision of information literacy in an academic library. We will examine the implementation process and the issues we encountered in developing our podcasting series.
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