It’s been a video fest this week. I have to say, there are some interesting videos out there from being informative to laugh-out-loud knock you off your chair funny.

YouTube

Well, lets start off with looking at YouTube. Thanks everyone who has shared a video. There is a YouTube playlist channel set-up compiling all the videos everyone has shared.

My favourites includes the magic of the library, the book domino chain world record and the hilarious Betty Glover Library Workout Tape.

Go on, check it out if you haven’t already. What’s your favourite?

Contributors include:

@karentoittoit via Twitter @misslibrarygirl via Twitter @Dlibr via Twitter @Melissa_0001 via Twitter @rickfoster29 via Twitter @ctsyak1 via Twitter @madradish via Twitter Sandie Bowie via Facebook Wendy Butcher via Facebook @arwenamin via Twitter @liber_amoris via Twitter @ajwillemse91 via Twitter @CorinneHinton via Twitter ‏@lor_rahh via Twitter @ktpel via Twitter @BonnieMagerNZ via Twitter @dorotaip via Twitter

Vine

Karena Higgs tried making a video with the Vine app and finding it fun.

Mylee Joseph ‏@myleejoseph shared a winning Vine clip.

While Cath Sheard ‏@KiwiLibrarian had a bad first try with Vine. I feel you Cath, I had exactly the same experience, though fun.

Animoto

Karen Pellegrino ‏@ktpel shared her first video on infomation literature created using Animoto. It looks slick and very professional.

Maybe you can try creating your video using Animoto?

Vizify

Wanting to spice up your bio with a video? Mylee Joseph created a Twitter Video for Vizify. Very creative.

Blogs

Karen @karentoittoit shared her favourite video on the creative use of digital archives and experimented with Vine in screencasting a how to guide to using QR codes.

In SharonU’s blog she talks about how the constraints with limited staffing resources can hinder how a library may not have a YouTube channel. However she also noted that she have used other libraries/librarians/library staff YouTube videos as resources for students to watch and learn things.

Renee Stokes talks about Google kisses and library advertising, all from watching a Burberry Kisses ad served up by Google ads. Are libraries using digital advertising like Google ads to help promote our videos?

Issue with mobile videos

Highlighted by Ellen Hrebeniuk ‏@EllenHrebeniuk, there are still issues with viewing videos from your mobile, as the buffering pauses can be really frustrating.

Other mobile apps I’ve used to watch videos

Vimeo for android Vimeo for iphone Showyou

My final thoughts

I think videos are becoming more and more important. Working in a digital team for a professional services company has shown that there is a demand for them. Videos are a great avenue for us to create conversations and engagements with our audiences.

I know I’ve spent too much time on YouTube and I’m sure the younger generation is on it a lot. It’s a tool that provides entertainment, education and sharing.

Although it is important, libraries and librarians are finding it hard to allocate resources to this. I feel if we aren’t in the space where some of our audiences are, then we are missing out in connecting with this large market.

I hope what everyone has shared has given you an insight into what’s possible and what we can do in the video space. Let’s experiment and try. You never know, your video could go viral.

Signing out.

Mark Huynh @E_venturer

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