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The Animated Tutorial Sharing Project (ANTS) is a collaborative project involving librarians in Canada and the United States. The goal of the project is to create a shared repository of library, research, and information literacy tutorials created using screencast software such as Adobe Captivate, Qarbon Viewlet Builder, Techsmith's Camtasia Studio , or similar products. Tutorials contributed to the ANTS project are made publicly available for use by all libraries via our affiliated sites: LION TV and Screencast.com
1.) About the ANTS project and some Frequently Asked Questions
2.) How to contribute
Whether you have a tutorial you've already created, or you want to help create a new tutorial for the project, follow these easy steps to become a member of the ANTS community.
Step 1: Check the list of tutorials identified for development.
This list indicates the databases and resources the ANTS team has identified as relevant to the project and our audience.There are additional separate lists for information literacy tutorials, literacy tutorials, data and GIS tutorials, and tutorials for handicapped users. If you do not see your topic or resource listed, contact the ANTS team to see if the resource or topic covered in your tutorial is appropriate for the project.Step 2: Adopt a tutorial.
Step 3: Check the ANTS project guidelines and the Best Practices in Screencasting.
Since the tutorial will be shared with other libraries, please refrain from referring to institutional specific services and resources so as to ensure the broadest possible audience. If you've already created a tutorial, this may mean editing or removing content that refers specifically to your home institution. While brief and flexible, the guidelines are meant to ensure continuity in presentation style and content among the various tutorials submitted to the project.
Step 4: Upload your project to ANTS.
Step 5: Notify Others of the New Content
Perhaps one of the most important things you should do is update the Wiki list once a tutorial is completed / updated and uploaded to ANTS. This step ensures that everyone knows that current content exists for a particular tutorial - thereby helping to eliminate redundancy of effort.
3.) How to share
Step 1: Access ANTS Files and Embedding Code.
Step 2: Embedding Tutorials.
4.) ANTS and LION TV.
5.) Keeping Up to Date & Getting Help.
6.) Help ANTS Grow.
7.) Other Collaborative Sites.