I've had a few posts floating around waiting for me to blog about them.
- Embedding tutorials into physical objects - Jason Fleming talks about an incident with a photocopier that prompted him to create tutorials for print, and use a QR code to guide end users of physical objects to relevant online tutorials on how to effectively use the item. This might come in handy in our new library building, which will contain lots of new technology.
- Screencasting in libraries: build a relationship and not a movie - Michael Steelworthy shares some examples of the screencasts he's re-doing to highlight their new website.`The "relationship" in question is achieved in part by including a picture-in-picture of the librarian conducting the screencast, thus putting a face to the voice, and allowing the student to recognize the librarian should their paths ever cross in the real world.
- Most Common Mistakes in Screencasting - this one's from Mashable, and is fairly lengthy, but is well worth the read. It covers many important aspects of screencasting, including equipment, planning, post-production, and of course mistakes to avoid.
- Finally, Techsmith is currently in the middle of their "12 days of screencasting" series, in which they present a guest post each day from a distinguished and accomplished screencaster. No, I'm not among them ;-)