Use Ustream.tv To Broadcast Library Events

Library Blog Buzz has always followed closely the “7 Things You Should Know About”series with their highlights of new and emerging technologies.

Usteram.tv, which allows anyone with a camera and internet connection to start streaming their videos to the public, is the latest website profiled in the series.

The site began as a way to connect soldiers in remote locations with their families at home by allowing for live, synchronous viewing and presenter-to-audience interaction through chat and live commenting.

Like many Web 2.0 tools, the site functions as a social network, encouraging users to customize their profiles, identify favorite shows, create broadcast schedules, cultivate followers, add bulletins, and communicate with other users.

Libraries can use the Ustream platform to broadcast library events and get feedback from customers on how to improve services. Ustream permits private broadcasting and librarians can password protect their channels, if they want to air library classes.

Via: The Kept-Up Academic Librarian
http://keptup.typepad.com/academic/2008/11/7-things-you-should-know-about-ustream.html

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