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(iPOD broadCAST) An audio broadcast converted to MP3 for playback in a portable music player. Although podcasts can be played in a computer, the original concept targeted iPods. Podcasts may also be in the AAC format, which most music players support.

Podcasts can be downloaded from the Web or available via a syndication format. In the latter case, users install a media aggregator program (a "podcatcher") in their computers such as iTunes or Juice, which captures the audio feeds from the Internet for transfer to the player. See syndication format.

Podcasting Everything
Conceived as a way to listen to audio broadcasts, podcasting evolved to include images and video (see photofeed and vidcast). Electronic slide shows are created as podcasts (see enhanced podcast), and "sound seeing" is the audio recording of a person's experiences when traveling. Some museums make audio tours available as podcasts, and art students and professors create their own unauthorized and often controversial narrations of famous works. See autocasting, punchcasting, learncasting and audiobook.
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While auditory learners particularly benefit when podcasts are incorporated into the teaching model, librarians can help all students and staff find ways to creatively use podcasting.
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Because a person "subscribes" to a podcast, which is automatically retrieved by his or her computer whenever a new episode is available, there's no way to know which podcasts are actually played--and which just pile up on the virtual doorstep.
In the future, we plan to offer video podcasts and also podcasts for special events like the Edwards open house and air show.
Podcast subscribers can download and listen to the Web audio content when and where they choose, pause and rewind to listen again, all without interruption because most podcasts are commercial free.
Upon reading this report, you will gain insights into how the podcast listener is defined as well as how they engage with podcast content; the amount of podcasts the typical listener consumes and subscribes to; and the means in which podcasts are accessed.