Automattic, the company that owns WordPress.com, is an interesting study in organizational culture, hierarchy, and work. The Year Without Pants, a book I'm currently reading and learning a lot from, shows the inner workings of this very different (and very cool) company. In the book's pages, I picked up on the WordPress creed, which can... Continue Reading →
Our next fiscal year begins in a few months, and once again we'll be asking the question "is it worth it to renew?" on a regular basis. I'd love to see vendors roll out some creative incentives to keep our library's business. How about you?
YouTube has a very cool featured whereby the big fancy YouTube computer will try to automagically perform closed captioning for your videos. In my experiences in watching my own videos, and from viewing other videos, the closed captioning results from YouTube can be hit or miss. In a pinch, most results are serviceable, allowing non-native... Continue Reading →
The video below is a follow-up to my previous post about how I make library instructional videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENyxbkXm1eY This video shows the basics of making library instructional (or other educational) videos and screencasts. The video discusses the inexpensive equipment and software needed, and shows how to make a video from start to finish. Discusses camera... Continue Reading →