Podcasts as an emerging information resource

Brock Peoples, Carol Tilley

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This article reviews the literature concerning the use and perception of podcasts as an information resource within higher education and libraries. Three types of podcasts are defined: institutional podcasts, episodic podcasts, and audiobooks. All podcasts share common issues concerning discovery and access and digital curation. The authors suggest that podcasts should be included in academic library collections, as research has shown that podcasts are becoming a trusted information resource.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-57
Number of pages14
JournalCollege and Undergraduate Libraries
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • Academic libraries
  • Collection development
  • Grey literature
  • Institutional repository
  • Podcast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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