Just in case they don't want to self-promote, see what Janet Schnall and others at the University of Washington have done with Camtasia. Page at http://healthlinks.washington.edu/howto/finding_healthinfo.html includes links to their tutorials.. In particular, see Search Tips links in the Journal Articles section... This includes PubMed and Ovid CINAHL. I've been asked off list about EBSCO CINAHL tutorial and can't find the email buried among my email backlog. See Pam Sherwill's award winning site at http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/help/CINAHL/. It includes narrated flash videos of six searches. Hope this helps - Peg Margaret (Peg) Allen, MLS-AHIP Peg Allen, Library Consultant http://www.pegallen.net PO Box 2, 308 Kann, Stratford, WI 54484-0002 pegallen @ verizon.net (715)687-4976 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Funk" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 2:35 PM Subject: Re: [MEDLIB-L] CHAT: hospital librarians & teaching > As others have noted, it is difficult to set up scheduled classes because > of a history of poor turnout, and the need for "just in time" learning. > Those librarians who are technologically minded might be interested in > this web presentation: > > http://www.higheredblogcon.com/index.php/giving-the-students-what-they-want-short-to-the-point-e-lectures/ > > The presenter is a community college chemistry professor, who promotes > "screencasting" (versus podcasting). Screencasts contain "slides, onscreen > examples, and an audio track covering the core lecture material." He uses > Camtasia (commercial software) to create his screencasts. I could easily > see such screencasts put together for searching PubMed, MD Consult, and > many other databases. By creating a screencast, there is no need to repeat > the tutorial on demand, in person or on the telephone, and it is available > 24/7. > > This presentation is part of a month-long "Higher Ed Blog Con." Medlib-l > users may want to visit the site during April 10-14, when library and > information resources are highlighted: > > http://www.higheredblogcon.com/index.php/library-information-resources/ > > Mark > > -- > Mark Funk > Head, Collection Development > Weill Cornell Medical Library > 1300 York Avenue > New York, NY 10021 > [log in to unmask] > PH: 212-746-6073 > FX: 212-746-8271 > > There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing > about.