The Air Staff at Erie Looking Productions invites readers and listeners to call in their reactions to two recent posts floating around in the realm of the Internet. The first is a post to LISNews talking about CNET Editor-at-Large Brian Cooley's view of libraries. The second is a post at National Review Online's The Corner where Christian Schneider takes a fairly dim view of modern public libraries in the United States.
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The deadline for receiving voicemails in reaction to either or both of those posts is Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 01:00:00 UTC/Zulu. Clicking on the date/time mention will bring up a converter to place such in your local time context.
The best messages received may be played on-air during the next episode of LISTen: An LISNews.org Program. Remember to keep it under a minute and to give a quick mention of who you are when you call.
Sounding Off by Stephen Michael Kellat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. -- Read More
We talk demography this week and why it matters at your library. Mister Engineer selected this week's bits out of the slush pile to make up The Miscellany.
Ohio Department of Development profile of Ashtabula County
The indefatigible Shelly Terry writing about Ashtabula City's per capita income
NTIA's broadband map summary for Ashtabula County
Ohio Department of Development profile of Cuyahoga County
Cleveland.com on Cleveland Public Library getting a Sports Research Center
Cleveland.com on Cuyahoga County Public Library turning off internal security gates and releasing a smartphone app to do check-outs on your own
The Register on Amazon Web Services failing
The Register on using Amazon Web Services
Wired on Wi-Fi Squatting
Fabian Scherschel at LXNews.org on New Zealand's new copyright infringements regime
The Annoyed Librarian: Librarian Anti-Defamation League versus Nabisco
The Register analyzing iPhone location tracking
Read Write Web on Android phones also engaging in location tracking
The Register on Google Versus The Infringed Patent
The Register on Kindle Library Lending
Andy Woodworth on Kindle Library Lending
IEET on preparing for Electromagnetic Pulse issues
12:33 minutes (8.63 MB)
LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #150 by The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. -- Read More
"This is a service announcement that bridges both LISTen: An LISNews.org Program and Ubuntu Ohio's Burning Circle. First lets pause for a word from the Internal Revenue Service."
[IRS PSA: Last Minute Filing Tips]
"In light of this being Holy Week there is no regular episode this week for either program. Operational constraints at Erie Looking Productions also prevented the production of normal programming. It should be noted that the April 30th date for the Ubuntu Ohio state rally is scrubbed and there will be a meeting on Internet Relay Chat on Wednesday night to discuss the matter. For librarians in Ohio and surrounding states, your attendance at the Ohio rally may be quite worthwhile to learn about Linux while also building community partnerships.
"The slushpile of links this week has been posted to the relevant part of gopherspace and librarians have a special challenge to see if they can still access that arcane part of the Internet. Consider this a learning activity to assess your capability to access the fairly broad spectrum of communication modalities the Internet offers. An appropriate URL will be posted to the show post.
"With that being said, have a good Holy Week and we will be back in seven days."
The slush pile: gopher://sdf.org:70/1/users/skellat/2011-04-182:36 minutes (5.95 MB)
This week's episode contains a rather large news review. There wasn't a major connecting thread to the news this week outside the shutdown-that-was-not. Since that fizzled we look at the scattered news bits that deserve consideration.
Last minute tax filing tips (MP3)
Groklaw on shutting down
Ann Althouse on a tax base challenge
Ars Technica on the first step being taken towards passing House Joint Resolution 37 to kill net neutrality regulations
The Register on that procedural step HJR 37 underwent
Reuters reporting HJR 37 passing the House, moving on for Senate action
Michael Geist on the Conservative Party of Canada's digital economy platform
The Librarian in Black against DRM
The folks at Defective By Design proposing a Librarians Against DRM group
The Free Software Foundation, the parent organization of Defective by Design
Gawker: Twitter regresses to infancy
Dave Winer's screenshot of Twitter backsliding
Reuters on the failure at Twitter
PCMag Digital Network on the failure at Twitter
The Register on MMS being the new killer app in the mobile space
DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #1
DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #2
DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #3
Library of Congress Public Affairs on Deanna Marcum being selected for the Melvil Dewey medal
Ars Technica on bandwidth caps around the world
Deutsche Welle on publishing translations of German works in the US
Library of Congress Public Affairs on new entries to the National Recording Registry
Radio Netherlands Worldwide's Media Network blog on Google's attempt to reorganize YouTube to compete with broadcast television
Russian internal security agency comes out against Skype
Russian internal security agency comes out against Hotmail
Reuters on the Russian Federal Security Service complaining about web-based off-shore e-mail providers
Deutsche Welle on the Berlin prostitute engaging in the trade of negotiable affections to pay for her PhD studies
Amy Buckland referencing the new McMaster University librarian's view that PhDs with non-LIS skill sets may be the future of libraries
11:37 minutes (4.66 MB)
LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #149 by The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. -- Read More
From this week's script:
To you, dear listeners, this has some impact. The first is that any read counts on the site for any particular post should be regarded as utterly fictitious. The second is that you really should be using the FeedBurner target for the podcast rather than subscribing directly to the LISNews PHP-generated feed. The third is that our presence in the iTunes Music Store is a bit off-kilter for now and the downloading of individual episodes through that source is not recommended.
That whole discussion of the weirdness on LISNews over the past week as well as an expansive news round-up can be found in this week's episode.
LISNews Netcast Network on gpodder.net
An example of illegal narcotics becoming a cash crop
Associated Press on current economic woes
Deutsche Welle on gender imbalance in Wikipedia editor stats
Monty The Dog
Greenstone 2.84 released
Ann Althouse on the New York Times paywall
Teleread on per capita distribution of ebook reading
Ars Technica on Google's +1 vote up search ranking system
CNET's Caroline McCarthy on Google's +1 vote up search ranking system
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals on their awards nominees in the realm of children's books
Evan Prodromou on the launch of Freelish.us
Ars Technica on data caps becoming a problem in Canada for Netflix
Ars Technica on the reduction in wireline broadband bandwidth caps that resulted in Netflix problems
John C. Dvorak on the Internet being the new opiate of the masses
9:17 minutes (8.5 MB)
LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #148 by The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. -- Read More
The nuclear option is being employed on the FeedBurner side of things to realign a major feed. For those getting this as an e-mail digest, apologies for the repeat e-mail. For those seeing this in iTunes...I hope this fixes things...
This week's episode features a very congested head writer comparing ebook licensing to offering "free cake & icecream" while the producer brings a news micellany.
Michael Geist on Canada outstripping the US for the fifth year in a row on digital music download purchasing
The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau on how 60% of US broadband does not meet the FCC's definition of "broadband"
Pew Internet & American Life project on 10% of US lacking broadband access
The Register on when your cloudy desktop disappears
The Register on SSL credential forging
The Register on Gmail as data leak vector
CNBC on the Google Books settlement failure
The Electronic Frontier Foundation weighing in on the Google Books settlement failure
Ohio Governor John Kasich proposing increasing teaching load for faculty
IETF Journal looking at an untethered Internet
11:26 minutes (4.58 MB)
LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #147 by The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. -- Read More
Over the past week Erie Looking Productions has unsuccessfully grappled with a massive reduction in computing power. Two computers dying within days of each other is not a good thing. An annotated round-up of links from the slush pile is presented in this post while the audio brings an old-time radio classic.
With luck we'll be fully recovered operationally next week.
From the slush pile: (Click "Read more" to see the links) -- Read More31:04 minutes (8.89 MB)
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Erie Looking Productions has suffered a catastrophic equipment failure. As we attempt to repair damage it must be noted that the regularly scheduled release for 14 March 2011 is cancelled. Barring disruptions the next programming release is set for 21 March 2011.
Cancellation Notice for 14 March 2011 by Stephen Michael Kellat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
This week's episode brings a press review.
Sydney Morning Herald: We need to broadcast to the world, not whisper
Media Network: Libya offline again
CBC News: Libya offline again
Renesys: What Libya learned from Egypt
CBC News: Industry Minister Tony Clement Against Usage-Based Billing
Ars Technica: Inaccurate DSL Claims in UK
David Carnoy of CNET on 99 cent ebooks
The Register: Ebooks Get Time Limit
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals: Looking at remarks by Ed Vaizey
CNN: Postal Service Hearing
The Register: The Strange Case of the Naughty Ebook
The Naughty Ebook in Print as per National Library of Australia
The Naughty Ebook in Print as per Worldcat.org
6:48 minutes (9.34 MB)
Excluding United States Government content incorporated herein, LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #145 by The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.