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ALA2007’s Most Attended Program



Guess what ALA2007’s most attended program was? Was it Julie Andrews? Was it Peter Morville? No.

This is only my guess, because I don’t have all the numbers… but my guess, based on one set of numbers alone, was … the BIGWIG Social Software Showcase UnConference!

What? There were only 30 or so people who attended! How can that be, David? That’s just the physical attendees. But so far, my twitter presentation for the showcase has been viewed 953 times. That’s a bunch of attendees!

How about some of you other BIGWIG presenters? How many people have viewed your screencasts (those of you whomade screencasts)?

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  • http://davidsrandomstuff.blogspot.com/ dave free

    According to our friend blip.tv, my Twitter screencast has been viewed 1,505 times. I’ll bet if we added up all of the page views from the wiki too, we’d totally kick Julie Andrews’ butt.

  • http://davidsrandomstuff.blogspot.com dave free

    According to our friend blip.tv, my Twitter screencast has been viewed 1,505 times. I’ll bet if we added up all of the page views from the wiki too, we’d totally kick Julie Andrews’ butt.

  • http://freerangelibrarian.com/ K.G. Schneider

    I have 225 views on YouTube, which isn’t bad for a lengthy discussion about digital preservation (wait, wait, don’t go away, it’s important, no, really..!).

  • http://freerangelibrarian.com K.G. Schneider

    I have 225 views on YouTube, which isn’t bad for a lengthy discussion about digital preservation (wait, wait, don’t go away, it’s important, no, really..!).

  • http://gathernodust.blogspot.com/ Jeff

    It was a brilliant idea to have it online. Not only could I watch at my convenience, but I could rewind if I missed something. :) Great job!

  • http://gathernodust.blogspot.com Jeff

    It was a brilliant idea to have it online. Not only could I watch at my convenience, but I could rewind if I missed something. :) Great job!

  • http://www.libraryman.com/ Michael Porter

    My facebook deleopers platform presentation had about 240 views as of this afternoon. I am guessing that the fact that it isn’t on a large site designed primarily around video sharing (like youtube or blip.tv) has kept its numbers somewhat lower. Does that seem right to you guys?

    I wonder what the implications of that are in relation to how we might approach programs like this in the future?

    I would speculate that hosting mine on WebJunction server space alone has likely helped focus the attention of library staff on my piece a bit more than the others, which in some ways is pretty good. I mean that simply because it is the primary target audience *and* a fairly significant hunk of WebJucntions users aren’t as deeply entrenched in the world of blip and youtube, which might make them less inclined to use those sites than they would be to use WJ.

    However, having works like this mounted in both (or all three) places might be the best way for us to get as many views as possible. I mean, WebJunction is designed mostly for library staff, and has about 30k registered members so it’s a large, specialzed audience, unlike youtube and bliptv.

    I do really believe though that having the general public see that we are hip to what’s todays techno dealios are is pretty darn important too, which gives credence to posting content to the more general public facing video sharing sites.

    Finally, as this was a learning experience for me, it became clear early on that while it is nice that my piece is clear ad has nice sound and a large “screen”, it just simply takes too long to download.

    It’s interesting stuff to think about for sure. Great thought provoking post, David.

    PS- I’m so tired I can barely see straight so I hope this made sense!

  • http://www.libraryman.com Michael Porter

    My facebook deleopers platform presentation had about 240 views as of this afternoon. I am guessing that the fact that it isn’t on a large site designed primarily around video sharing (like youtube or blip.tv) has kept its numbers somewhat lower. Does that seem right to you guys?

    I wonder what the implications of that are in relation to how we might approach programs like this in the future?

    I would speculate that hosting mine on WebJunction server space alone has likely helped focus the attention of library staff on my piece a bit more than the others, which in some ways is pretty good. I mean that simply because it is the primary target audience *and* a fairly significant hunk of WebJucntions users aren’t as deeply entrenched in the world of blip and youtube, which might make them less inclined to use those sites than they would be to use WJ.

    However, having works like this mounted in both (or all three) places might be the best way for us to get as many views as possible. I mean, WebJunction is designed mostly for library staff, and has about 30k registered members so it’s a large, specialzed audience, unlike youtube and bliptv.

    I do really believe though that having the general public see that we are hip to what’s todays techno dealios are is pretty darn important too, which gives credence to posting content to the more general public facing video sharing sites.

    Finally, as this was a learning experience for me, it became clear early on that while it is nice that my piece is clear ad has nice sound and a large “screen”, it just simply takes too long to download.

    It’s interesting stuff to think about for sure. Great thought provoking post, David.

    PS- I’m so tired I can barely see straight so I hope this made sense!

  • davidleeking

    Yes, I’ll agree Michael – your viewership would go up a bit on youtube. Also, I haven’t looked at what text is surrounding your video… but adding technorati tags that say “facebook apps” would also bump up viewership (especially on that hot topic).

    I’d lean towards sharing them outside the library community. Inside our fine community, you only get people who have already “drunk the koolaid.” Outside, in the big, wide world, you get:
    – more viewers
    – get noticed by others with the topic interest, instead of just the library interest or the ALA or webjunction interest (like the Howard Rheingold’s of the world, potentially)
    – added conversation and thoughts from CUSTOMERS – not just library staff

    What I think this morning while eating my Grape Nuts, anyway!

  • davidleeking

    Yes, I’ll agree Michael – your viewership would go up a bit on youtube. Also, I haven’t looked at what text is surrounding your video… but adding technorati tags that say “facebook apps” would also bump up viewership (especially on that hot topic).

    I’d lean towards sharing them outside the library community. Inside our fine community, you only get people who have already “drunk the koolaid.” Outside, in the big, wide world, you get:
    – more viewers
    – get noticed by others with the topic interest, instead of just the library interest or the ALA or webjunction interest (like the Howard Rheingold’s of the world, potentially)
    – added conversation and thoughts from CUSTOMERS – not just library staff

    What I think this morning while eating my Grape Nuts, anyway!

  • http://www.jasongriffey.net/wp Jason Griffey

    Just to keep the numbers interesting, thus far we’ve had:

    12,779 pageviews, with 3633 unique visitors, an average of 3.52 pages per visit…pretty good. People are look around, seeing what they want to see.

    Here’s the views per presentation:
    David Free = 1115
    Dave Lee King = 500
    Jessamyn West = 351
    Iris Jastram = 345
    Michael Casey = 340
    Karen Schneider = 261
    Tom Peters = 260
    Michael Porter = 244
    Simon Spero = 225
    Lichen Rancourt = 218
    Casey Bisson = 185
    Tim Spalding = 146

  • http://www.jasongriffey.net/wp Jason Griffey

    Just to keep the numbers interesting, thus far we’ve had:

    12,779 pageviews, with 3633 unique visitors, an average of 3.52 pages per visit…pretty good. People are look around, seeing what they want to see.

    Here’s the views per presentation:
    David Free = 1115
    Dave Lee King = 500
    Jessamyn West = 351
    Iris Jastram = 345
    Michael Casey = 340
    Karen Schneider = 261
    Tom Peters = 260
    Michael Porter = 244
    Simon Spero = 225
    Lichen Rancourt = 218
    Casey Bisson = 185
    Tim Spalding = 146