Sometime last year, inspired by Jon Udell, one of us recorded his first screencast. Today, we are pleased to announce that we have gone from one simple screencast on the NCBI to a fully functional website that brings screencasts relevant to biologists to your computer screens. We all recognize the difficulties in learning software and web-based tools via printed manuals. Screencasts are a powerful medium that overcome many of the limitations of printed manuals, providing a more realistic experience. Bioscreencast.com is a website dedicated to allowing life scientists to capture their experiences with their favorite software tools and online resources and share them with the rest of the community.

Bioscreencast.com kicks off with a large amount of content that has been recorded by us. It will give you a sense of the kinds of videos you can upload and expand upon and hopefully will help you in your own daily activities. This is just the beginning. Our goal is to make this site the premier web resource for community-based screencasts on the software and web apps that all of us love (and hate) to use.

This is a labor of love and we are happy to hear what you think about it. In true internet fashion, Bioscreencast.com is still in beta, so all kind of feedback is welcome, including content ideas, bug reports and we are always happy to get a pat on the back.

Some key links that you should peruse before you jump in

Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
A FAQ
A wiki

The wiki in particular will be a dynamic area where you can get tips on screencasting and other relevant material. Happy Screencasting!!!

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