What are your thoughts about the tool?
I somehow don't like how it looks, and I'm not sure why. The advanced search could be easier to find, and I'd like to be able to search for users via their user names but also by searching their user information. Something has made the BBC live radio player hang a couple of times, and I suspect it might be Slideshare, so it's not very popular with me right now. But it certainly fills a niche, and I can't see any glaring problems with the way it delivers slides.
It's worth noting that writing a slideshow for independent use is different to writing it to be talked to in real time, so some of the show work better than others.
What particular benefits to your Library are there from using Slideshare?
I think having induction/information presentations online for readers to use could be useful - it's one more way of reaching people, and it's often easier to explain how to use a service in bit-sized picture heavy formats than in a wall of text. Screen recording tools (like those discussed by Phil Bradley here) also seem useful for this.
Did you find any interesting presentations that you would like to share?
This isn't the prettiest presentation ever (and a couple of words drop off the bottom of the screen), but it's a good basic introduction and works well without the original speaker .
Using the Social Web to Promote and Provide Access to Special Collections
Did you find any other users from a Cambridge University or College library?
No, but I didn't look very hard (Bad Girl! No biscuit!).
Will you use Slideshare in the future?
Yes, I'll certainly use Slideshare or something similar in the future to make available presentations that I give in the Library, at conferences, for public events etc.