I was wondering, in reference to your article from August 9, 2009, what web-based screencasting resources you might recommend given that both ScreenToaster and Screenjelly have apparently bit the dust?
His email took me a little by surprise - I hadn't realized that both of them were gone now.
I haven't made a screencast in awhile, but they're always a good idea (check out the Overdrive/Kindle video by the King County Library System), so I did a quick search and read some reviews just to see what was out there. The best free online options seemed to be http://www.screenr.com and http://www.screencast-o-matic.com, although I haven't tried either one.
I also know a lot of librarians use Jing, but that is software you download, so it's a little different. And another somewhat related option is http://www.xtranormal.com - it doesn't do screencasts, but is an easy way to make little movies.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for creating screancasts and videos? Or any links to good examples of library promotional/help/training videos?
In any case, one last word of caution: since these do come and go so often, it's good not to use them to host your video - upload them to YouTube or at least save them as video files, so you don't lose them if the website goes out of business.