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Although it may seem silly, it is perhaps worth it to note that there is a small bit of fudge in episode numbering of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast. By any stretch we are already past one hundred released episodes. The main reason that the numbering does not reflect that is that specials normally are not included in the numbered sequence and are either given date-related titles or simply bear descriptive titles. The one time a special podcast release received episode numbers was when coverage of BlogWorldExpo 2008 was released as three separate episodes in a single week.
With luck we will hit the ninety seventh episode of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast soon with the hundredth episode coming in December.
It has been a long run. The podcast has outlasted everybody's nervous initial expectations. How long it may run into the future is a story not yet written, though. -- Read More
This week's podcast brings an essay on another aspect of the digital divide. The issue is not one that is neat, clean, or lacking in facets for consideration.
Broadband in America report discussing, among other things, Average Revenue Per Customer at American broadband providers
This Week in Tech
The Creative Commons License that TWiT.TV, LLC podcasts are released under
The Creative Commons License that the Linux Outlaws utilize
The blog of Erie Looking Productions
The presence of LISNews over on microblogging platform Identi.ca
LISFeeds podcast post aggregator
This week's episode contains an essay talking about the seemingly innocuous matter of Selectable Output Control and how it fits into a bigger puzzle relative to the Digital Divide.
Ars Technica on Selectable Output Control
Electronic Frontier Foundation on the Broadcast Flag
Corporate overview of Comcast
DIALOG Blue Sheet on World News Connection
Rathole Radio, an example of what we could do for a "music episode" in honor of autumn finals weeks at LIS programs in North America
After an upgrade being applied to Drupal's audio module, this is just a test to ensure that nothing became broken along the way.0:09 minutes (41.17 KB)
Some weeks are slow for news. We would be remiss, though, if we did not note that LISNews crossed the 10th anniversary threshold last week. A zeitgeist review and a miscellany of stories are presented this week.
Mudville Gazette on Corporal Hodge
The Register: "Elgato DTT Deluxe world's smallest USB TV tuner"
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Mental Health America
Report on Saturday's health care vote
Referenced picture of a donation box
Preparatory to 1 December 2009 when new scrutiny will be paid by the Federal Trade Commission to new media outlets, it is necessary and proper to discuss where the promotional ads and other such material airing presently on LISTen originate. This relates to anti-payola measures that the federal government is taking. As the program is produced within the territory of the United States of America, Federal Trade Commission jurisdiction is certain.
As a matter of habit the first promotional item aired each week is a segment from Profile America. Profile America is an audio segment produced by the United States Department of Commerce through its Census Bureau. Profile America highlights facts from American history and is distributed without cost or payment to radio stations across the United States. Not only does Erie Looking Productions receive no compensation for airing Profile America as part of LISTen, the LISNews Netcast Network and LISHost additionally receive no compensation. Pieces from Profile America are aired as they highlight matters of national pride and national history from the United States of America where the primary air staff holds citizenship.
From time to time, a promotional piece from the Linux Outlaws is also aired. As with Profile America, nobody within any of the applicable chains of command receives compensation for airing that piece. The promotional piece by Dan Lynch and Fabian Scherschel, citizens of European Union member states, is aired by choice of the air staff to highlight a new media production that they think does good work that the audience of LISTen might also be interested in.
Other promotional materials from agencies and instrumentalities of the United States Government are also aired from time to time without compensation or cost. Such pieces are chosen typically based upon either current events or to highlight bad examples of public relations that should not be emulated by librarians. Many of these are presented as continuing examples so that librarians can have models from which to build their own public service announcements.
Questions or comments in regards to this can be directed to the Head of Business & Finance at Erie Looking Productions at email@example.com.
Preparatory Compliance Statement -- 7 November 2009 by Stephen Michael Kellat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at erielookingproductions.info.
This week's episode of LISTen features an interview with the CEO of the Openmoko Team, Sean Moss-Pultz, about their WikiReader off-line portable device project. A brief discussion of the SirsiDynix-WikiLeaks matter also arises.
In 2007 in early November, the idea behind LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast was proposed and approved. Over the course of November 2007 preparations were made for what has become a program that has spanned over ninety episodes. LISTen's third year of operations begins on 7 December 2009 when Pearl Harbor is also commemorated.
It has been an interesting run including a shift in operating base across the continent of North America. This was caused by the split into two parts of the operating base of Erie Looking Productions. Staff are now split between southern Nevada and northeast Ohio until June 2010 at the earliest.
Nobody knows what tomorrow may bring. Let's go forth boldly and make some history!
24 Months of LISTen by Stephen Michael Kellat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at erielookingproductions.info.
The American Library Association's President issued a statement on the new FCC net neutrality proceeding. The text is available from the FCC web site in PDF form relative to what the Commission is proposing.
School Library Journal ran a piece in the matter. The story included extraneous issues that are not being dealt with in the net neutrality proceeding by the FCC but in other dockets. For those participating in FCC proceedings, the Commission normally rebukes commenters who raise extraneous issues outside a particular docket's scope unless there is good cause for the matter to come up. The hub for speed issues but not net neutrality issues is at Broadband.gov.
LISTen, one of the LISNews podcasts, talked about the net neutrality proceeding in its most recent episode. While the discussion is brief it does discuss what was not an FCC decision but rather the start of a process.
This week's episode talks about two proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission that librarians have an interest in. Other notable headlines are also discussed.
Daylight Savings Time
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Net Neutrality (PDF File)
Notice of Inquiry: Empowering Parents and Protecting Children in an Evolving Media Landscape, MB Docket No. 09-194 (PDF File)
An example of what the Administrative Procedure Act looks like
Post by Blake: Turn Your iPhone or iPod Touch Into an Offline Mobile Reference Library
Running Greenstone on an iPod (Licensed Database Access Required)
Project Gutenberg ISO images