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Who Needs The Public Library?. Betsy Fowler – Branch Services Coordinator Central Rappahannock Regional Library Chris Glover – Network Services Central Rappahannock Regional Library. The Concept. Goal: Convey the message that libraries are vibrant and relevant - Libraries change lives

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who needs the public library
Who Needs The Public Library?

Betsy Fowler – Branch Services Coordinator

Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Chris Glover – Network Services

Central Rappahannock Regional Library

the concept
The Concept
  • Goal: Convey the message that libraries are vibrant and relevant - Libraries change lives
  • Use storytelling as a marketing tool
  • Combine narrative, photos and technology to create a compelling presentation
the process
The Process
  • Enlisted help of trial attorney/storyteller
  • Collected human interest stories involving the library
  • Asked patrons to pose and give us quotes
the process1
The Process
  • Took many, many pictures of people using the library and selected the best
  • Wrote the script telling both the big picture and also intimate stories
technology
Technology
  • Betsy has an idea
  • Something MORE than a boring PowerPoint
  • But . . .
    • Only two weeks
    • No money so . . .
    • No new hardware or software for production
technology1
Technology

Oh, and by the way . . .

The presentation should include

- Several hundred photos

- Voice Narration

- Background Music

And should look kind of like a documentary

technology2
Technology
  • Microsoft Photo Story 3
    • Requirements
      • Windows XP
      • Windows Media Player 10
      • Decent PC (P4, 1.7Ghz or better, 512 Mb)
      • Microphone
    • Designed for home users
technology3
Technology
  • Gather images
  • Import images into Photo Story
  • Photo Story builds pans, zooms and transitions automatically
  • Add narration
  • Pick background music
  • Generate movie
technology conclusion
Technology - Conclusion
  • Low cost
  • Quick to learn
  • Easy to use
  • Limited – but it did what we needed
  • Creates a remarkably professional looking product.
  • The technology should NOT be the stumbling block in this process!
contact us
Contact Us
  • Betsy Fowler: [email protected]
  • Chris Glover: [email protected]
  • Watch the video at www.LibraryPoint.org/video
  • Download PhotoStory3 at
  • http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx
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