SlideShare is a presentation sharing website where individuals can upload, share and view presentation files, including PowerPoint, OpenOffice and Keynote presentations and PDF files. The presentation can be shared (embedded) in a blog or website, it has a URL which can be shared as a link via email and if a transcript is attached it will be indexed by Internet search engines.
SlideShare is also useful for finding presentations and documents on almost any topic. You can search on the site.
Slideshare presentations can have sound files, but not animations. If animations are critical to the effectiveness of your presentation you may need to try an alternative host like Authorstream which supports animation and sound.
There are other websites for sharing presentations, including some that allow you to create presentations online:
AuthorStream , Zoho Show , Google Presentation and 280 Slides .
- An overview of the resources available to researchers at the British Library.
- Seminar presentations from Public Library Services events
- Helene Blowers publishes many of her presentations
- Michael Stephens uses an online file sharing website to store slides from his presentations, like this keynote presented at the Queensland Public Libraries Association conference.
Online screencasting tools allow you to make a digital recording of your computer screen, often with audio narration. These can be useful for demonstrating how to use a website, database or an online tool. Some of these tools include: Preezo, Screentoaster and Screenr .
Digital storytelling can also be interactive, like these Culture Shock stories inspired by visits to museums and galleries.
Create a slideshow or screencast and upload it to one of these sites - perhaps the hours that your library is open with some pictures of what the library looks like, or a guide to searching your library catalogue?