TechCrunch had news today about a free screencasting tool that you can use from your web browser.
It has the catchy title of Screencast-o-Matic.
Reading the quick write-up, it sounds like it is a little rough around the edges and won’t replace the not-so-free ViewletBuilder software we use. But unlike ViewletBuilder, Screencast-o-Matic actually catches the action on the screen like a video recorder, like the more expensive Camtasia and Captivate.
I may try to play around with it on the weekend, but tools like this (please Google, create your own version) may have a place in creating quick, how-to and navigation guides for library web sites.
This blogger has a fairly positive review.
Caveat: I had to do a Java download in order to to use the tool so prepare for an annoying download if you don’t already have it installed.