The Escondido Public Library will be offering computer classes this April on using online video and podcasting. These classes are part of the LibraryYOU project which is collecting and sharing local knowledge through a new library website:
LibraryYOU is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Its goal is to teach the community about communicating through new media formats and to supplement the library's collection with digital media created by the local community.
Introduction to Online Video classes will take place Tuesday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab at the Pioneer Room. Each class will cover the basics of using online video sites like Youtube to share and learn in addition to the cameras and software needed to record and edit videos.
Introduction to Podcasting classes will take place Tuesday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab at the Pioneer Room. Each class will cover how to find podcasts and download them to your computer or mp3 player as well as how to create podcasts with basic audio editing software.
These classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required. More information and online registration may be found at http://libraryyou.escondido.org/classes.aspx or by calling 760-839-4828.