Library TV

Exploring video as a training and promotional tool for libraries, on the web and in television.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Permission TV

Somebody sent me these links. The first is the company PermissionTV, what I would describe as a for-profit and higher quality YouTube. They offer their services to libraries, an example setup here and Orange County's service through them here. The presentation is miles above anything an individual library would do but it could also be miles above what a lot of libraries would need to do.

Speaking from the POV of a middle-sized library you're going to be able to do what you want through YouTube, especially with the ability to insert the video into your website with just a little code. The only real question is how long YouTube can remain free and if there's an eventual cost what will it be?

Larger, better financed libraries, or library systems, will probably be more interested in what P-TV offers.


At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YouTube videos are short and the quality is ghastly I don't see how a Library can avail of them.

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Greg McClay said...

The quality is workable and will certainly improve with time. Short is good and I strongly encourage any librarian working on video to *keep it simple*.

At 9:48 PM, Anonymous child said...

good site


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