Super Dooper! CI library goes Youtubing!

Rossitto, Luisa M. (2008) Super Dooper! CI library goes Youtubing! In Beyond the Hype 2008: Web 2.0, 1-2 February 2008, Queensland University of Technology. (Unpublished)


Web 2.0 technologies have made it easier for library staff to make digital content for their clients without needing to recruit technical help. Furthermore, by creating our own digital objects that harness the flexibility of Web 2.0 technologies, we can bridge the gap between what people think libraries are, and what we really are and would like to be to our clients. This paper will describe the creation of an audiovisual library tour- but not your average audiovisual library tour! The video aimed to be a highly visual experience - fast and fun and flexible, and yet still as informative as a traditional library tour. It was tailor made for commencing Creative Industries students and combines a low-tech, DIY aesthetic with a tongue-in-cheek, casual approach. The finished video was then loaded to YouTube where it is available for viewing, or embedding into online learning and teaching systems and Faculty web pages - effectively reversing the roles and taking the library tour to the students. In making the clip, the Creative Industries library team hoped to give these tech-savvy, and creative minded students an alternate experience of the library- one that appealed to their own sensibilities and broke away from the expected corporate mould. We discuss the video from initial inception of the idea, through the technologies and the headaches, and finally to the discussions that it sparked amongst library and faculty staff. Following the release of the video, we have collated responses and reactions from test audiences and have been interested in some of the questions that the work has raised. Many of these questions relate to wider debates surrounding the adoption of a "library 2.0." approach as a whole, which we will address through the lens of the experience of creating the video tour. The paper also discusses the theory that supports our video tour, including the rise of Gen Y in our universities, and the flexibility and allure of YouTube as a library tool.

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ID Code: 12903
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Luisa M. Rossitto
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:56

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