Why I love ANZ 23 Mobile Things #ANZ23MThings

Abigail Willemse, one of the organisers of an Australian New Zealand collaboration of the 23 Mobile Things, asked for a response from the participants:

Like to be part of my LIANZA Conference 2013 presentation? That’d be Vine!

She is going to use the responses in a presentation at the LIANZA Conference 2013.

 

My response about ANZ 23 Mobile Things: “I love the fact that I am able discover something new each week with ANZ23MThings!”

Even though I am using some of the mobile applications, there is definitely something more to learn!

I have picked up a great number of new tips and uses for libraries and archives!

Instagram video – so far only frustrating

I have been very keen to try out the new Instagram video

But up until now I have not been able to capture anything with Instagram video…
It does not want to record for more than 5 seconds, and then it does not want to upload the video.

And I wasted precious video moments because it could not be saved!
Not on my camera roll, nor on Instagram.

That's where Animoto has the upper hand with regards Vine and Instagram video.
With Animoto you make a choice of the photos and videos on your camera roll, where Vine and Instagram video requires a straight recording while in the app.
Which implies that you loose the recorded video when you can’t upload! Or sometimes you do not want to share it in a public domain, but you would still like to hold on to the video.

Not possible in Vine and Instagram video!

Instagram video gets a thumbs down for now!

Breather this week

This week is a breather week, and I am extremely glad. There are still some stuff of the previous weeks’ ANZ 23 Mobile Things I want to check out…

I have been playing around with Animoto some more.

I uploaded some photos and videos for an Animoto video.
I was very glad to see that videos are also incorporated, not only photos.

Tiny Tumbles

I want to try and embed it, and it seems it is possible through a YouTube upload. (?)
I will try it this week at the library.

Testing Animoto for ANZ 23 Mobile Things – Thing 6

I tested Animoto for ANZ 23 Mobile Things.

I used photos of our recent trip on the Johannesburg Red Bus, traveling the city:
Jozi Red Bus

It is a very polished animation, and it looks very professional!

It takes extremely long to upload the photos, which is a bit frustrating.

Again, I saw that this was only available to upload on the iOS store, and not on Blackberry. I would not have gotten very far if I had to do this on my BB!

The weekly wrap-up post for Thing 6.

Video about archives on YouTube

We had to share our favourite videos on libraries and library-related content for ANZ 23 Mobile Things.

It has been compiled in a playlist by ANZ 23 Mobile things:

ANZ23MThings favourite videos

I searched for an archive video, and found this from the BBC Archives digitizing their art content. It us interesting to hear about the challenges with regards copyright.

Creative use of digital archives: Expert view

Screencasting to use QR codes

I missed out on a day of blogging in June. This is a very difficult challenge to keep to.
So today I am doing two posts…

Screencasting is part of Thing 6 of ANZ 23 Mobile Things (http://anz23mobilethings.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/thing-6-youtube-screencasts/)

Wikipedia has the following definition for screencasting:

A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. The term screencast compares with the related term screenshot; whereas screenshot is a picture of a computer screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on a computer screen, enhanced with audio narration.

I thought of using a Vine to do a screencast for using QR codes in the library.

(It needs a bit of practice, but Vine combined with screencasting has a lot of possibilities).

Last year we did a blog post about QR codes, and also used screen shots to demonstrate using QR codes.
What do you do when you see a QR code?

Libraries of the future

YouTube is a great way to use for videos of and about the library.

We have posted a few videos for the SABC Media Libraries, but it is definitely worthwhile to explore more.

SABCMediaLib videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SABCMediaLib/videos

A search on the “future” of “libraries” yields a good selection.

I am including this video by Mark Stover:

Published on Mar 13, 2013

Given the growth of digital information and personal technology, what will libraries look like twenty years from now? Mark Stover, dean of the Oviatt Library at CSUN, envisions the role of the library not contracting, but rather expanding to meet the unique needs of scholars and the surrounding community.

Produced by University Advancement, the “Think CSUN” video series features faculty experts at Cal State Northridge. We asked these campus thought leaders to speak clearly, candidly and off-the-cuff on contemporary issues in their fields of expertise.

Related post:
Thing 6: YouTube + Screencasts