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Digital Tutorials Advisory Group: Overview

What does the Digital Tutorials Advisory Group do?

Digital Tutorial Advisory Group (DTAG) supports the development, scalability, and organization of digital tutorials at Yale Library. DTAG also trains and supports library staff on the creation of new tutorials, including pedagogy, scripting, recording, editing, and maintenance.

DTAG supports two pillars of videos at Yale Library: 1) video tutorials for systemwide services and tools, hosted on YouTube and 2) training for library staff to create videos hosted in the Media Library, directly integrated into Canvas.

YouTube Support

Video tutorials on library-wide services and collections are hosted on YouTube, linked from the library's homepage. For this set of videos, DTAG works with a subject matter expert (SME) to collaboratively create and maintain the content. The SME could be a library staff member, or a committee. The SME is responsible for providing draft scripts, image assets, and an annual review of video content.

If you have a video tutorial idea for the YouTube channel, DTAG can work with you to ensure it meets the standards of the YouTube channel.

  1. Contact a committee member to discuss your tutorial idea
  2. Submit a proposal, which will be reviewed by DTAG
  3. You will be contacted with any follow-up questions about your proposal, and assigned a liaison if you do not already have one
  4. Get started! If you run into any problems, reach out to your liaison and/or another member of the DTAG

Library Staff Training

DTAG supports the creation of video tutorials for specific needs (such as videos for a specific class, or using Advanced Search in a subject-specific database) through staff training. Toward this goal, DTAG created the Video Tutorial Immersion Program.

The inaugural program will run from June 22 - July 28, 2022 and we are looking for 10 library staff to participate. All library staff are welcome. No previous video experience is required.

Thanks for your interest! The application period is now closed.