Archive for the ‘multimedia’ Category

Stay Fresh!

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

We won’t be offering LISterine workshops for the remainder of the summer, but don’t let that prevent you from freshening your professional perspective.  Take a few moments to learn about Phishing, Twitter, online photo sharing and more by watching videos created by Common Craft.  They’re short, engaging and relevant to our work.

Our next LISterine workshop is scheduled for September 17 at 12:30.  Alex Chapin will present on “capture”:  audio recording, podcasting and screencasting.  An invitation will go out closer to the date.

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Cool and refreshing! Cleans and protects against boredom and stagnation! LISterine is a monthly workshop series that gives us a firsthand look at trends, tools and techniques that influence our work.  Want to present a workshop? Want someone else to present? Tell us!

Entering the World of Mashups

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Over the last few years, the online community has recognized the potential of “mashing up” maps and multimedia content.  Numerous popular applications, including Mapquest, Google Earth, CNN’s Perceptive Pixel, and the iPhone use maps to arrange and present data in exciting formats that often trump the ubiquitous Powerpoint slideshow or Excel spreadsheet.  Imagine being able to explore recordings of interviews or images of monuments by flying across a landscape showing the context of your work – or demonstrate changing demographics by watching individual census tracts shift year by year.  In this workshop, Digital Media Tutors and LIS-GIS Team members Jack Cuneo and Jue Yang will show us what mashups are and how presentations can be enhanced with them.

When:  Tuesday, May 19 from 4-5 pm
Where:  LIB 105