Recognition of the work done by Archives #Vine

It is always a great to hear when there is recognition for the work that we do in the Archives. It is a behind-the-scenes job, which always have us motivating the hours and work that we do here!

Translation of the audio clip featured here: Margot Luyt, announcer at SABC Radio Sonder Grense radio station says: “…what luxury we have in archives! If it were not for the Sound Archives…” she would not have been able to play the voice of the original poet introducing the musical composition of his own poem being played!

Yes, what a luxury and a treasure!

 

 

Archives globally sharing their collections on 10 June 2014 with #WW1archives

International Archives Day 2014 was moved to June 10 because of clashes with public holidays. The focus is on World War 1 today, and the treasures we have in the archives.

The SABC Radio Archives has a couple of audio material about WW 1 and one of the treasures was captured on Vine.

 

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!

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?

Vine – thing 6 for #blogjune

I made another Vine today, and used it over on the SABC Media Libraries blog.

The use of Vine in libraries and archives.

I can see lots of applications to be used in libraries and archives.

Suggestions of how to use Vine:
– announcements
– new stock (books, magazines, etc.)
– fun

How are you using Vine?

Finally! I got to embed Vine via the Twitter link, but it does not want to work with the direct embed code (?)

Thing 6 for ANZ 23 Mobile Things

I am going to love this week’s topic of ANZ 23 Mobile Things.

I have seen Vine, but did not know what is was all about.

It has been downloaded on my iPad, and I have uploaded my first Vine.

This is a great tool to use in library and archive services.
I will be searching and liking applications in library and archive services.

The link is here, but I want to try and embed it as well.

First post of dogs on couch

(WordPress on iPad does have its issues! I am unable to download the embed code.)