A bookhandler looking for literature podcasts that really worthwhile
The net is roughly damn roughly even, could be said to Douglas Adams’ flaps to the universe, and so amazes that some interesting things in this gigantic ocean are simply looked over at information. Podcasts for literature are now in gross number, and you will find enough places where they are gathered – but because no one of these portals liked it right away, the Braunschweiger Buchhandler Burkhard Wolfel himself made one: Litcast.de. Telepolis talked to him about the present and future of a project between lived self-help, network marketing and modern literature transfer.
How are the idea to litcast.de? Burkhard Wolfel: There is a problem that all Buchhandler have in common: no matter how much you read, it could still be more. Radio broadcasts via literature help us very much in our work. Since it gives podcasting, it does not matter anymore that you all missed by the ever long-range charging times. The podcatching programs for the operating system of my choice I found all not so doll and started at some point to write small scripts that download my favorite literary podcasts so that I can hate them on their way to work and lunch break. That gives me about two hours a day – you can get a good overview. Then the idea came to have this solution not only at home on my own computer to have. A player on the internet, which plays me every day fresh broadcasts over literature, and the spab makes. Not just me, but also my colleagues and other bookworms. I think that succeeded by me. Something like litcast.DE I just wanted to have it myself! I can not find all podcasts that I want to hate. Not all horen I think. Not all podcasts, you like to believe it will also be published as a RSS feed. It’s a few, but it’s you. To make communication with other bookmen about literature shipments, that was then the point where I became clear to me: you will only get that on the internet. There are many podcast directories. But one thing about your ideas, that does not give you anyway, you have to build that yourself.
High quality contents of radio stations
Again and again, the words in broadcasting are sentenced to extinction. Uberhaupt: radio. Who hort still radio? And after the logic of fashion waves on the net, podcasts are already snow of yesterday. Provocant asked: The combination of threesome obsoleter things should result in something new? Burkhard Wolfel: Bucher are a snow from yesterday before, if you want. The Gutenberg Galaxy has long been imploding since we have the paperless Buro. But spab aside: that there was more than more word, is obvious. People who work intensively with Buchers, but still violate the spoken word, and I do not think that the principle is changing. I am in the course of work at Litcast.DE become aware of how high quality the contents of our radio stations are. We can summarize this content today to a variety that was not recognizable beforehand. The temporal and space separation of the regional channels falls away and the variety of reporting and opinion remains. That’s really very exciting. Something else: I think we are online people often take our fashions too important. The developments are incredibly dynamic, but we are not the majority, for which we keep ourselves. The big challenge of the digital media I see it to make you so that you can use you and can use it. Only then can we really use your potential. What helps if the majority is not coming with the opportunities? Another aspect: In the pioneering years of the WWW, a lot of network literature was the speech, vague was presented underneath a literature, which takes place not only in the network, but really uses its asthetic possibilities. It has not remained much of this. But are things like litcast.DE The reality of the network literature today? And: results between the castings you collect sometimes "Conversation", maybe even completely unintentionally? Burkhard Wolfel: Yes, the content jerking upcomers together and their differences become clear. That’s exciting to look at. So far, the contents manufactured in the network are rather in the minority, among other things, because they do not seem as frequently, as the literature shipments of the coarse providers. I could imagine that this ratio is still another. I hore the coarse part of the podcasts completely. I am often curious about the views of other reviewers. Especially interesting is this with beers that I have read. We often have a reading copy of those in our opinion of interesting titles in the bookstore. In our pre-contacts you have mentioned that you make the project for a specific target group. "Buch- but not necessarily technical affinity" Did you call this target group. Can you tell me something about it? Burkhard Wolfel: Through the work in the bookstore I know how much problems our customers have with the different websites that are important for our work. Not just the ages. We try to litcast.de easy, understandable and clear. Finally, less frustration is expected and for all is more opportunity to focus on content. Do not click for experts, horen for reader. That’s why it’s up.
Practically seen: how does it take off? Do you go on podcasts individually, or that is done automatically, by a kind "Castspider"? Burkhard Wolfel: Oh, the goods are wonderful! The data is as different as your providers. Without editorial work, it is hardly possible to secure the quality of the directory. Most podcasts I capture with a feed aggregator from which I can take over the links to the audio file and the accompanying website. Each entry gets a list and a brief description. For some broadcasters, this is easy to take over, but that is very different. The one deals with referring, anevers, manuscript text, author and information about the book. Other write only the book title in the feed, and do not offer any page to the program. Podcasts that do not come from radio stations are often very consistent. That does not surprise, the providers also often use the same software. To simplify the editorial part of the work and as far as possible to automate, that’s probably the biggest challenge in the whole project. Are there already reactions of the transmitter / authors? If so, how do they fall? Burkhard Wolfel: From all the radio stations, there was first permission to record podcasts at all. Reactions to the idea and their implementation gave it a couple from there, and they were all positive. The pure podcast providers have all encouraged me. All involved is very important that the Horner on Litcast.DE Do not fall out of the download statistics, and that it easily falls to visit the source of the program. It should be an advantage for all involved when a podcast in litcast.DE is recorded. Unfortunately, a few broadcasters were also no reaction. While this is a pity, but I can understand that well: The editors make a daily program and are usually not solely responsible for the online policy of your transmitter. I know the self: In addition to working in the bookstore, it is difficult to write and talk many emails. At the moment I am looking forward to two weeks vacation, there is for this "Office work" Finally again more time. Your commitment has not remained unnoticed. You were nominated for the AKEP Award – what is the price for a price? Burkhard Wolfel: This is an innovation price of the working group electronic publishing. This AKEP turn from the publisher’s committee of the Borsenverein: People from the publishers interested in online distribution are swapping. Once a year is tagged and intensively worked and discussed – and two prizes for innovative business models in the Internet distribution. A for products of publishers, and one of their apprentices. For the latter was litcast.de nominated, that was a wonderful experience. I am very grateful to people from the industry for feedback and the factual assessment. You do not often have the opportunity to learn so intensively.
Tagging through the Horner
litcast.DE is your information after still last. What is planned for the future? Burkhard Wolfel: Most importantly, we need more podcasts over literary topics. The more interesting the content, the less important the tonal high gloss becomes. This can be done for example "Just one More Book", see a podcast over children’s and youth literature from America. He is recorded in a coffee house, on the neighboring tables is folded and cloned – no broadcaster was made regularly. Hence my appeal to Buchhandler, libraries and publishers: Take your events! Take advantage of the low threshold of the new media to draw attention to your commitment. litcast.DE should soon explain oneself to spoken word itself. On the computer more scanned than read. This is especially true for instructions and error dialogs. Therefore, I work on a help function that not only indicates, but also likes. So far, there is a more obvious number of functions available: find, brilliant, fence, go to the source side, download and discussion. Users who have a lot to do with podcasting and blogs is hardly enough. In addition to the earthy fine cut, I still liked RSS feeds, which are possible to configurable. The playlist of the player should be downloaded. The entrails could be sortable by reception: Which podcasts were most frequently accessed? Tagging by the horic goods also possible. That litcast.DE Until now on secondary texts to literary topics is disclosed, does not always have to stay. There are many paid content in the network. But how to integrate excerpts of horic birds and horic samples alongside whole horics and lyric readings into the directory, I have not finished that yet. The Horner should clearly recognize what he is attached before he clicks on the Knopsk. It is very important for the next few months that the threshold for the user to contribute to the content of the directory must sink. I do not necessarily have to stay the only one, the content entries. How to make that is that it makes spab is an interesting challenge. (Marcus HammerschmittTo)