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[Update by StephenK @ 1826 PST: It appears that the way to subscribe in iTunes for now is to copy the address attached to the orange XML feed button and paste it into the dialog box that pops up after selecting "Subscribe to Podcast"]
This week's episode of LISten brings word of our digital world. Stories about Google, E-Books, and Amazon's Kindle are highlighted. Unique library paint jobs are also mentioned in this week's episode.
As promised in the episode, a link to tech columnist Andy Ihnatko's discussion on the Amazon Kindle is provided for listener enjoyment.
You can catch last week's episode, too, to hear more about what this podcast series is about.1.94 MB
This week's episode is slightly short. Such may well make up for the length last week. The audio quality may be improved, too.
Our top story in hits this week related to Terry Pratchett. Cade Metz of The Register also reported in the past week. Our top story in comments related to a recent Library Student Journal announcement. Our top blog post in both categories was entitled simply: "Power Corrupts".
The URL to use in iTunes or your other podcatching program to subscribe to this podcast is: http://www.lisnews.org/taxonomy/term/113/feed1.11 MB
With some silliness and some opening drama the New Year's Eve special of LISten is presented. This special is a wee bit longer than normal episodes and had to be posted later in the day due to post-production issues. Our top stories ranged from classification issues to rankings to music and more. Some picks of blogs and podcasts to follow in the new year were also presented. The series audio engineer also makes an appearance at the beginning.
The fourth episode of the six episode trial season has a surpise in store.
After the special guest opening we have a breakdown of top stories and blog posts. A special report is given at the end about the upcoming analog to digital switch-over that television broadcasting in the United States will soon face.
Links to some of the items mentioned on the podcast:
What Do You Want To Read About On LISNews In 2008?
LIS Future:A Library Mentor and Leadership Development Wiki
JK Rowling drops hints of possible eighth Harry Potter book
A Misplacement of Vigilance
Cites & Insights 8:1 available
Death to the term "blogosphere"!
NTIA website concerning the switch to digital TV
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LISten is also seeking support to help fund continuing operations. If you like what you hear and want more of it, contributions are welcomed. You can donate using the button below. (You may need to click the title above to make the button visible) -- Read More00:05:19 minutes (7.31 MB)
We continue this week with the fifth episode to the six episode trial season. Top stories were highlighted and a web pick was given. A request for feedback was also made.
Links to items referred to in the episode
Cookbook Author Sues Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld for Copyright Infringement and Defamation
Sonora's public library closing book on feral cat flap
I got a job!
Raffaele Farina is Now a Cardinal
Have You Been LISTening? How Do We Sound? -- Blake's request for comments and feedback about the show
The LISten Trial Season Review Survey -- Allow us to learn who our audience is
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The last episode of the trial season has arrived! Murphy's Law had somewhat held back production which results in the later than normal posting. [Updated at 1133 PST by StephenK: I almost forgot to mention there is a special guest appearing in this episode. There is no blog post related to that appearance. To learn who the special guest is you have to listen]
Links to items referred to in the episode
LISNews: The LISNews 10 Blogs To Read In 2008
LISNews: 10 Non-Librarian Blogs To Read?
LISNews: Making This List Gives Me Stress
LISNews: Facebook Asked to Remove "Scrabulous"
Annoyed Librarian: Failure to Report
Stephen's Lighthouse: It's Not Very Old
LISNews: Steve Jobs: People don't read anymore.
engadget: Sprint announces massive layoffs, store closings amid subscriber defection
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Even though LISTen is still supposed to be on hiatus the story Thursday morning relative to Amazon's acquisition of Audible created a stir.
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This week's episode brings interviews with Blake Carver and Boston Public Library's Scott Colford on the FSF DRM Protests this weekend, and more.00:15:37 minutes (6.31 MB)
This week's episode brings a commentary relative to a recent article in Library Journal and podcasting tips from the audio engineer. To support further episodes and help ensure that they are released on-time, donations are graciously appreciated and items are available for purchase. Comments are appreciated via e-mail.00:07:54 minutes (7.23 MB)
This week's edition of LISTen brings two interviews about cataloging and use of things born digital. I talk with Steven Bowers The Director of Detroit Area Network (DALNET) at Wayne State University who oversees a project that catalogs Youtube videos, and Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian at The Nebraska Library Commission to talk about Cataloging Creative Commons materials. I finish up this week with a commentary inspired by John Berry in which I ask where has the magic of the library gone?
Links referred to:
Detroit Area Library Network Catalog where YouTube videos might be discovered
Mahalo Daily tutorial on Creative Commons licensing
Boing Boing: Library starts to include CC licensed editions of books in collection
Nebraska Library Commission Blog post relative to the Creative Commons project
The podcast this week brings two interviews. One interview is with Connie Crosby about PodCamp Toronto and lessons for librarianship. The other interview is with tech columnist Don Reisinger about technology use. A note at the end explains why episode twelve will be different and invites listener responses.
This week's episode of LISTen brings a panel discussion with Andrea Mercado, Aaron Schmidt, and Nate Hill about the case of librarianship perhaps becoming less complex work. A quick look at the zeitgeist was also included at the start of the episode.
Update: 3/11 Andrea has Posted some thoughts on the podcast: "This story is a tangled mess of issues that exemplifies our profession today"00:22:38 minutes (7.78 MB)
This week's edition of LISTen is helmed by the show's audio engineer, Mike Kellat, and brings two interviews as well as a feature. The Shadow Minister for Education in the Australian state of Victoria, Martin Dixon, talked to Stephen Kellat about recent literacy initiatives there. Participants from Uncontrolled Vocabulary spoke to Stephen about their views of podcasting. Mike presented another edition of Tech for Techies about the mechanics of production. Contributions were also sought in the episode.00:28:07 minutes (6.44 MB)
This week's episode includes an interview and a commentary. Josh Neff of Johnson County Library spoke with Stephen Kellat and Connie Crosby about Library Camp Kansas. The commentary was presented by Stephen Kellat relative to recent news and contained his analysis.
Even though not quite an episode, the message relates to a step LISTen wants to take in expanding reach.00:04:32 minutes (4.16 MB)
This week's episode brings interviews with Great Western Dragon and Don Reisinger. Great Western Dragon, otherwise known as Dr. Daniel Messer, related his experience with the Virtual Conference part of PLA 2008 National. Don Reisinger chatted about tech issues in society. Although a commentary was planned it was cut due to time.
At the end of the podcast a specific invitation is given. There is discussion of having a live call-in segment be taped in the week ahead. The night for such is tentatively set for April 4th. Five listeners at a minimum must call LISTen's production team to signify their willingness and intent to participate. If at least five listeners are heard from by a specific point then details on how to participate will be posted to LISNews. Time conversions will be available in the links to find out when things are set to happen even if not in Las Vegas. Contact numbers include:
+1 702 425 8547 (United States of America)
+61 03 9018 6749 (Australia)
+64 03 669 0425 (New Zealand)
+44 02895 81 2554 (United Kingdom)
Links to things referenced:
Twitter of Great Western Dragon
Twitter of Don Reisinger
PLA 2008 Virtual Conference
An example from Jeff Macpherson of a "Rickroll"
How to determine what Stephen means time-wise for the call deadline
How to determine what Stephen means time-wise as to when he plans the live call-in segment taping
This week's episode bring an interview with Liana Lehua of Fittorrent.tv, a commentary, and another installment of Tech for Techies. Lehua's efforts at Podango include producing shows like The Apple Phone Show as well as contributing to the Girls Gone Geek podcast. She provides a unique perspective in this episode of how Web 2.0 tech can be used in today's world.
Recognizing that Computers in Libraries 2008 just ended, this episode of LISTen brings a little lighter fare. The production engineer brings a new installment of Tech for Techies with a subject of showmanship. Two musical numbers by the Breakneck All-stars are presented. The episode finishes off with an audio essay entitled, "Define 'Anglosphere'."
A live segment recording session is planned for the morning of April 19th at 10 AM Eastern Daylight Time. A time zone converter is available online to help determine what the time is where you are for participating. Further details will be posted later in the week.
Donations to support LISTen are appreciated. Goods are available for purchase through Lulu to support podcast production. A recent blog post by the show's writer/presenter helps explain some of the behind-the-scenes matters in producing the podcast.00:16:47 minutes (7.69 MB)
This week's episode was an attempt at recording live with a chance for listener participants. Some times it helps, though, to remember to actually hit record on the audio recorder even if the live stream itself is recording. The recording of both takes can be found at: http://lisnews.org/node/29852. This week's episode was a live discussion of bridging the digital divide from the perspective of the United States.
The episode served as a test for libraries who wanted to see how such technology could be utilized without investing a ton of money. While not easy, this might provide a practical example for consideration.
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For those interested in supporting LISTen and getting a physical item out of the deal, the online web outlet has new items being added over time. -- Read More00:30:26 minutes (6.97 MB)
This week's episode brings a conversation with John C. Dvorak, a Vice President at "new media" company Mevio. The discussion revolved around technology and how it might impact libraries. An announcement was also made at the end of the program relative to a possible meeting.
The tech5 program presented by Mr. Dvorak
Weekly show, referenced in the podcast, hosted by Mr. Dvorak
Twitter of John C. Dvorak
Twitter of the host of LISTen
New presence on Pownce by the host of LISTen
The Contact Form referenced at the end of the program
This week's episode may seem truncated perhaps. Due to continuing work emergencies faced at the host's day job, a thirty minute episode was not possible. This week's episode featured a chat with Blake Carver about his new project, LISWire. The six month anniversary of LISTen was also noted.
This week's episode has a bit of a Rod Serling inspired feel to it. As the podcast is not a video one, we can control neither the horizontal nor the vertical. We can present a different look at things, though.
The podcast opens with a zeitgeist check by the podcast audio production engineer. An interview with Blake Carver follows with the fifth installment of Tech for Techies soon thereafter. The podcast audio production engineer wrapped up the episode.
As to the nature of any potential Ghoulardi-inspired podcast, the production team has no known plans.
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This week's episode brings another installment of Tech for Techies as well as a commentary and a word from the audio engineer. The episode ran short as we had to handle the loss of a previously planned interview. An administrative trivia note at the end of the episode noted that next week's episode will post at the usual time in the usual way notwithstanding there being a holiday in the United States.
If your library has something happening that you think the rest of the profession should know about, why not contact the LISTen team? The e-mail address for that is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the team using the telephone numbers below:
+1 702 425 8547 (United States of America)
+61 03 9018 6749 (Australia)
+64 03 669 0425 (New Zealand)
+44 02895 81 2554 (United Kingdom)
The production team encourages calls from outside the United States from library folk who have perspectives, experiences, and news to share so that others do not "re-invent the wheel". We are able to cope with time zone differences to talk to folks just as much in Cleveland as in Australasia or the British Isles. All you have to do is ask and we then can see what we can do. The team is especially interested in hearing about how professional practice takes place in Commonwealth of Nations realms.00:14:33 minutes (6.66 MB)
This week's episode, while having somewhat of an AM radio feel due to the compression happening, brings an interesting mix. Interviews with librarians K. G. Schneider and Kathryn Greenhill are included in the episode. A commentary about Twitter comes in near the end with a unique suggestion that perhaps OCLC should buy Twitter out. Even though posted slightly late, this Memorial Day weekend edition of LISTen has plenty packed inside.
Blog of K. G. Schneider
Blog of Kathryn Greenhill
Australian Library and Information Association website for Library and Information Week
Blog post about Twitter systems failure
Post by Ariel Waldman referenced in the commentary
This week's episode brings an interview with Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback about a recent Denial of Service incident they suffered. Another installment of Tech for Techies talks about lessons learned from the Revision3 incident and begins a discussion about the need to consider infrastructure. Although the production team is aware of the incident at Softlayer that not only affected multiple LISHost clients not to mention the Volokh Conspiracy group blog, this episode is not covering that. We are waiting until Episode #25 to do that perhaps.
This week's episode features an interview by the podcast audio production engineer with Blake Carver as well as a commentary on the seemingly nebulous yet rather important topic of resilience.
[EDIT AT 2132 PDT] -- Read More00:18:12 minutes (7.29 MB)
This week's episode talks about television, Usenet News, and online video-sharing.00:23:12 minutes (6.64 MB)
The audio file contains a special message relative to the podcast this week.00:00:10 minutes (115.34 KB)
After an unplanned break, LISTen returns slightly earlier than anticipated! This week's episode includes an interview with author Scott Douglas as well as a commentary and a new installment of Tech for Techies.
This week's episode is different from the usual fare. The thread holding this together is: "Authors You Didn't Hear at ALA Annual 2008". Authors David Weber and Piers Anthony were interviewed this week. Interviews ranged from talking about their works to how they view libraries to the future of books. The interview with David Weber is being presented in two parts with the remaining portion to air on a future episode. Both authors raised unique points when it comes to determining authorial intent relative to exposing children to their own works that might be otherwise objectionable.
A link is presented below for the Baen Free Library. That site is one where there are complete works available for reading without digital rights management software issues. Works by David Weber and others appear in that collection.
Home page of Piers Anthony
A book by Piers Anthony not for kids
A second book by Piers Anthony not for kids
The Baen Free Library featuring items by David Weber and others
Works by David Weber published by Baen Books
The Honor Harrington Series
US Transition to Digital Television Broadcasting Info Site
Home page of Erie Looking Productions
An interesting tweet on Twitter -- Read More
This week's episode is posted early due to recurrent broadband outages being experienced by the production team. The team felt it best not to wait on posting as it would be better to be early rather than late. Hopefully this improves.
The episode this week has the second part of the interview with author David Weber as well as a book review in Tech for Techies.
This week's episode is an unusual one with that not being due to its length. The podcast audio production engineer discusses the whole question feature further while introducing two responses submitted by librarians apparently based in the United States. A commentary is presented relative to a blog post encountered over the past week. The zeitgeist recap covered stories listeners might have missed over the week that was.
There will be no podcast next week. The production team will be working on a "company move" on the 26th and probably spending the days following that making sure systems are stable. Following this episode the release of episode thirty-one is presently scheduled for August 4th. If there is a breaking story, we may well release coverage anyhow.
The "Hello Radio" site mentioned in one public service announcement
Blake's original post asking a question and inviting responses
Blog post referenced in the commentary
ALA's Digital Television Transition Page With Information On Speakers Available
Federal Communications Commission site on the Digital Television Transition
Yes, there are interviews this week. We rarely are able to fit in three but we did this week. First up was author David Michael Slater who discussed his writing career. Following Slater was the CEO of search engine Mahalo, Jason Calacanis. Calacanis talked about his company as well as the search engine field. Rounding out our session of interviews was Tim Darlington, Digital Services Manager at the library of Massey University. Darlington spoke about Massey University being the first of the academic institutions in New Zealand to have its library adopt a discovery layer such as Encore from Innovative Interfaces.
The close to the podcast notes that further answers to the question about choosing librarianship are no being sought. The answers received will be presented by the program's engineer next week. The new question posed was: "Why do you stick with Twitter?" Replies are needed by 0700 UTC on Sunday, August 10, 2008. Folks outside the United States wishing to provide an MP3 recorded answer can use the drop.io powered tool below:
Folks within the United States can also use that tool in addition to being able to call 646-495-9201 and entering when prompted extension 61340. Materials can also be sent as an attachment via e-mail to email@example.com. A link to Blake's post about how the process of replying to the question is shown below.
Mahalo, the human-powered search engine
The personal website of Jason Calacanis
The new Encore interface to the catalog at Massey University
A sampling of books by David Michael Slater shown in Worldcat.org
Website of David Michael Slater -- Read More