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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #80 -- Low Bandwidth Version

Welcome to the finale for the first series of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast. This episode kicks off with a look at the zeitgeist on LISNews over the past week. Profile America makes its final appearance in this series of LISTen. After that there is an interview with Jean-Baptiste Kempf, chairman of the non-profit behind the VideoLAN project. Following that is a chat with Dan Messer about "@alasecrets" and "@alasecrets2009" on Twitter. Over the course of that chat it was announced that Messer is now Interim Coordinator of the LISNews Netcast Network as of the posting of this episode.

After the first two interviews, the podcast then turns to talking to Robert Spencer. Although originally slated to speak at ALA Annual 2009 on Sunday at a panel, entitled "Perspectives on Islam: Beyond the Stereotyping", Spencer found his invitation yanked. We spoke to him about what he was going to say and also his take on what happened with the now-cancelled panel.

The episode wraps up with a valedictory address by the presenter.

Related links:
VideoLAN Project
Post by Dan Messer about "@alasecrets"
The "@alasecrets2009" Twitter Account
Initial opposition raised to the appearance at ALA Annual 2009 by Robert Spencer
Message by a librarian supporting Robert Spencer speaking at ALA Annual 2009
The Open Letter Opposing Robert Spencer Appearing At ALA Annual 2009
Response by Robert Spencer to the Open Letter
Library Journal article on the invitation being yanked
Robert Spencer's website, Jihad Watch
The feed address to plug into your podcatcher to receive Profile America

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #79 -- Low Bandwidth Version

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In light of news received on July 5th, the planned program order was delayed until July 13th. LISTen #79 is the penultimate episode of LISTen perhaps. This brief episode outlines what is going on and why LISTen may well join Tech for Techies in returning to the Twilight Zone on July 13th. It is anticipated that the grand finale that is planned to be LISTen #80 (unless things change) will include after-action reports about Anime Expo and more.

Related links:
iTunes via WINE
Repository at the Internet Archive of all extant Tech for Techies episodes

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Tech for Techies #16

This is the final episode of Tech for Techies. The show will return to the Twilight Zone from where it came (for the time being). Stephen talks about broadcast transmission, be it radio, television or cellphones. Another Federal Government PSA from the Census Bureau, Profile America. My close explains the present situation at Erie Looking Productions.

In connection with what I bring up in the close, I want you to read a recommendation from LinkedIn:

“Stephen is a top notch podcaster and the writer, producer, and presenter of LISTen: The LISNews Podcast. More than that, he secured and conducted some fantastic interviews with people in the library world and in the fields of technology and media journalism. He brings a professional quality library podcast into an arena that sorely needs one. Because of this, he'd be a good source of information and consultation for a library (or any organization) with a desire to branch out into the world of Internet broadcasting.”

That was written by Daniel Messer, alternatively known as the Faceless Historian and Great Western Dragon. Think about what he had to say. While there is an old saw about a kingdom being lost for lack of a horseshoe, should a podcasting effort collapse for a lack of greenbacks? One value, at the least, to what the network does is that it is not beholden to the ALA, OCLC, or any particular vendor.

I want to thank you for listening and that the past shows will remain available on LISNews.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #78

This week's podcast brings you up to date in covering the Ohio libraries situation.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #77 -- Low Bandwidth Version

This week's episode ranges widely. First up we take a first look at Greenstone 2.82. After that we hear from the US Department of Agriculture about a new data set format for their Census of Agriculture. After that we have another installment of Apocalypse Radio that turns to discussing computer training on very specific topics.

Related links:
Linux Outlaws #97
LISNews Netcast Network Summer 2009 Promo Piece
Greenstone 2.82 release announcement
The new directions for compiling Greenstone2 on Ubuntu
GNU Privacy Guard
EnigMail
TOR
Warning about the proper usage of TOR
GNUnet

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Tech for Techies #15 Low Bandwidth version

This week we talked about microphone usage and communications interruptions.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #76 -- Low Bandwidth Version

This week's episode is longer than our past couple. We feature two interviews this week. The first interview is with independent consultant Karen Coyle. In that chat we discuss the leviathan that is OCLC and breach questions as to OCLC's nature. Following the discussion with Karen Coyle, the next discussion was with Rangeview Library District Director Pam Smith. In this chat the depths of WordThink were further explored and explained.

Although the production team is aware of the situation in Iran, right now reports remain sporadic. The team also got very close to a hard upper limit on time this week. If we have reports of special interest to LIS audiences, we might post specials as required.

Related links:
Website of Karen Coyle
Blog post by Karen Coyle: OCLC Policy - What is the Question?
Blog post by Rangeview on moving away from Dewey Decimal Classification
Story on death of a tourist in Las Vegas from Swine Flu
CDC Resources on H1N1
Report by Agence France Presse picked up by Australian Broadcasting Corporation news about how foreign media are being blocked from covering the situation in Iran
Reporting by the BBC about the online sources for details out of Iran
Situation report in English by Deutsche Welle relative to Iran
Reuters video on vote rigging charges in Iran

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #75 -- Low Bandwidth Version

This week's podcast gets to deal with messy, emotion-laden, sometimes painful topics. First up we look at the Laporte-Arrington dispute and discuss how the corporate structures of media outlets can act as firewalls and buffers to prevent this. After that we highlight a case where a United States Attorney served a newspaper with a subpoena seeking every scrap of information possible to identify anonymous commenters who spoke about a pending grand jury investigation. Anonymity online may not be as secure or as thorough as you might imagine due to the underlying technical infrastructures involved.

Related links:
Summer 2009 promo piece authorized for use by other programs
Profile America for June 8th
Post by John C. Dvorak on the Laporte-Arrington matter
Post by Michael Arrington on the Laporte-Arrington matter
Comment read aloud
Piece by the editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal about the subpoena served by the US Attorney seeking identifying details of all commenters
Electronic Frontier Foundation Resources on Anonymity
Tor, a project funded by the EFF to help remove digital footprints that undermine anonymous speech online

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #75 by Stephen Michael Kellat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License except for United States Government works from the Census Bureau and Federal Aviation Administration included therein.
Based on a work at outlawarchives.com.

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