This week we have an essay on information ethics, use the word "lethal" more times than usual in this program, and present a news miscellany that seems biased towards libraries news out of the United Kingdom.
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We just celebrated an important holiday – towel day. Sadly, I only just found out about it as I browsed the Internet when I should have been working. But I will henceforth do what I can to “really know where my towel is,” to quote the late great Douglas Adams.
This may come in handy, because I’ve been thinking a lot about “disruptive innovation” and what that really means, about MOOCs and what the rhetoric around them tells us about the present state of higher education, and about the millennial talk about the future of libraries.
In concert with the team behind the Ubuntu UK Podcast, the Air Staff at Erie Looking Productions presented via WBCQ a New Year's Eve special broadcast via shortwave radio. Now that the show has finished being broadcast, it is being made available for download.
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This week's episode brings discussion of preparing to respond appropriately to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath as well as a news miscellany.
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Opinion piece on the NYT: Long Live Paper
LAST week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan declared a war on paper textbooks. “Over the next few years,” he said in a speech at the National Press Club, “textbooks should be obsolete.” In their place would come a variety of digital-learning technologies, like e-readers and multimedia Web sites.
Such technologies certainly have their place. But Secretary Duncan is threatening to light a bonfire to a tried-and-true technology — good old paper — that has been the foundation for one of the great educational systems on the planet. And while e-readers and multimedia may seem appealing, the idea of replacing an effective learning platform with a widely hyped but still unproven one is extremely dangerous.
Editorial discussing pay at the Grand Forks, ND public library.
Op-ed by George Hageman. He recently graduated from Harvard University. His father, Bob Hageman, is a retired librarian who worked for Seattle Public Library.
First, we need to change the layout of the branches and prioritize the needs of the modern patron. Nowadays, people come to the library to gather with friends and neighbors, to study in a peaceful environment, to watch DVDs and flip through magazines or to browse the Internet for free. As any librarian will tell you, they rarely come to read books.
This week's episode brings not just an editorial about the Smith-Mundt Act & domestic dissemination of the Voice of America, economic chatter, but a news miscellany too. As discussed in the program, you can get a France24 app for your phone here. The linkdumps feed off the Erie Looking Productions blog is available here.
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Orin Kerr Named Scholar in Residence at Law Library of Congress
PC World: EU Wants Blocking Agreement for Child Porn Websites
BBC News: Depression: Exercise advice questioned when added to standard treatments
PC World: IPv6 Launch: Amazon, eBay, Twitter Sit on Sidelines
Matt Asay at The Register: Big Data is now TOO BIG - and we're drowning in toxic information
ABC News: Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers
Marchant Stands for Free Speech and with Conservative Bloggers Under Attack
The Register: Vint Cerf--'COMMUNISTS want to seize the INTERNET'
CBC News: Google flags censored search words to Chinese users
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