Podcasting is a simple means of distributing audio content over the Internet, taking advantage of the power of RSS. Content consumers (end-users) can subscribe to a feed of a producer's audio content and receive automatic downloads of new content as it is made available online. A more comprehensive discussion of podcasting can be found in the Wikipedia entry on podcasting.
For the library that works hard to produce audio content such as recordings of programs or library tours, podcasting can be an effective means of making that content more widely available.
The following is a list of libraries and affiliated organizations that are currently podcasting:
- Atwater Library and Computer Centre (podcast feed)
- Dowling College Library Omnibus (podcast feed)
- GPC Decatur Campus Library (podcast feed)
- The Infopeople Project (podcast feed)
- Kankakee Public Library (podcast feed)
- Lansing Public Library (multiple feeds)
- The Lunar and Planetary Institute (podcast feed)
- Muskingum College Library (podcast feed)
- Oklahoma Department of Libraries (podcast feed)
- Pritzker Military Library (podcast feed)
- Thomas Ford Memorial Library Audio Reviews by Teens (podcast feed)
- Western Kentucky University Libraries (podcast feed)
- WPI's George C. Gordon Library Audio to Go (podcast feed)