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Wikipedia says that a “screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration.” “Just as a screenshot is a picture of a user’s screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on his monitor.”
There are loads of good uses for this in libraries. Paul Pival pointed to some good resources recently:
Here is a collection of 10 free screen recording softwares for creating attractive screencasts:
10 Free Screen Recording Softwares For Creating Attractive Screencasts
UltraVNC Screen Recorder
Windows Media Encoder
BB FlashBack Express
CaptureFox (Firefox add-on)
uTIPu TipCam
12 Screencasting Tools For Creating Video Tutorials
It’s older now but Paul Pival did an introduction to screencasting in 20076 for the SirsiDynix Institute.
Show and Tell The Easy Way – An Introduction to Screencasting
Library Journal netConnect is covering screecasting tools both free and fee and how sceencasting can be used in libraries:
Screencasting opens up a world of new instructional options, says Melissa L. Rethlefsen, so take a look at some of the best free tools out there
Screencast Like a Pro
After reviewing the best free tools in January, Melissa L. Rethlefsen takes a look at some premium screencasting products

Maybe it’s time to do a new SirsiDynix Institute on this.

Posted on: June 4, 2009, 10:50 am Category: Uncategorized