In Lieu of Presenting at #CamLibsConf…

I should have been presenting at libraries@Cambridge (#CamLibsConf), firstly in a session on innovation in the Library with Laura James and Huw Jones, and secondly the closing plenary (which I believe John Naughton is giving as I type); but snow made traveling up to Cambridge via Milton Keynes impossible on Wednesday, and the trains weren’t much help yesterday…

Laura and I had started out doodling a joint presentation, but when it became clear that I wouldn’t be able to make the event in person, I put together a random assortment of short video clips that I thought Laura could drop into the session (or not) as she wished; (the clips are available on Youtube, Audioboo and Screencast.com).

(The videos on screencast.com were intended for Youtube, but I messed up – the screen captures were recorded using Jing, but saved as swf files rather than the MP4 that Youtube will accept as an upload. I don’t have a desktop SWF2MP4 converter and the online service I generally use wouldn’t play:-(

I also compiled the clips into a couple of bundles using Slideshare.

I’ve generally been resistant to sharing spoken word offerings, notwithstanding Martin’s repeated attempts to try to encourage aspiring “digital scholars” such as myself to start getting into the podcasting thing;-) So as therapy, I’ll embed the embedded video slidecasts here and make another resolution to try and get to grips with audio sharing this year…

Maybe…

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...