You have probably seen some great uses of YouTube for libraries.
- virtual story times
- book trailers to promote your collections and foster community engagement
- specialist training for library staff
- library and OPAC training for library patrons
- capturing library events
- school library rules in cartoon style
- library tours
- library channels with lots of videos
- promoting a library
But what about something new like Vine ?
- Justin Hoenke made a Vine clip for #23mobilethings
- Vine is so popular it has a category of its own at the Tribeca Film Festival
- There are some ideas for using Vine in libraries from Matt Anderson and Emily Lloyd (Shelf Check)
Beginners: Record a video on your mobile device and upload a YouTube video
- you will need to create a YouTube account to upload your video
- you could try using the YouTube Capture by Google app if you are using iOS or download the Vine app or use any other video platform
- There are more links and ideas on the 23 Mobile Things Pinterest board
- Create a screencast video of a regular library task and commentate the video like a documentary.
- Does your library have a video channel? if not, what could you use one for?
- Could your library use video to claim a space as a tastemaker? (eg. TED, Tate Modern, Live from the NYPL )
- What information about using library equipment and services could be explained simply via video?
- Have you tried creating movie trailers for promotion eg. children’s book week or activities ?
- How can donors contribute videos to your collection?
- Could you use video / film making on iPad/tablet as a library program (eg. Mash it up iFilm 101 program )
- Have you considered the role of digital storytelling in local history eg. oral history videos?
- Do you have digital signage in your library? Are the signs always static or could you include videos and animations to capture your clients attention?
- Do you watch videos to keep up with industry trends?