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A.N.T.S.: new open source group project

Posted on October 29, 2010 by kcarlson | 1 Comment

Submitted by Kathleen Carlson, Blog Chair

Do you want to create short tutorials but don’t know how to go about it?  Do you want to share the videos you create with other librarians? ANTS could be the solution to these questions. ANTS, the Animated Tutorial Sharing Project is an Open Source group project. It started in 2004 by a group of librarians in Western Canada and has expanded to include librarians in the rest of Canada and the United States. The goal of this Open Source project is to help librarians that want to create and share short video tutorials. Screen casting tools such as Camtasia, Captivate, JING and Screenr are just some of the software that is being used.

I participated in a web conference on Thursday (October 28th) and the ANTS  members would like more participation by  librarians in the United States. They are looking for librarians that are interested in creating tutorials in research databases, instructional design, publicity, coders, and programmers. They want to find individuals who want to promote and publicize this Open Source project to regional library associations and groups.  For more information contact Carmen Kazakoff-Lane, ANTS Project Coordinator, Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada. For more information on ANTS check out their website.  

Posted 10/29/10


One Response to “A.N.T.S.: new open source group project”

  1. Andrea Harrow
    November 1st, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    This looks very interesting.. I will check their site. Would be great to have a database of librarian created tutorials.

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