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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #59

Let's try out a different approach to show posts this week. Timings are approximate. Related links are interleaved.

Due to length this is broken so as to not take up the entire main page which requires one to click "read more". Readers and listeners seeing this via RSS or a FeedBurner e-mail subscription are encouraged to visit LISNews itself to get the show break-down as well as the related links. -- Read More

20:58 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #60

This week we talk to Dr. Stevan Harnad about Open Access and a challenge posed by a bill submitted in the US Congress by Detroit Democrat John Conyers.

Links:
Uncut, raw interview audio submitted to E-LIS
EPrints Software

25:04 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #61

Sometimes brakes are not hit when people are sick. Listener discretion is advised.

Bits:

  • Commentary relative to the Topeka-SpokaneShawnee County Library situation
  • Recently introduced legislation in the United States Congress
  • Brief run-down on what the LISNews Netcast Network is, answering some recent questions raised

Related Links:
Piece by Declan McCullagh referenced
First piece available for station licensing
Second piece available for station licensing
Flu medication from Amazon's grocery section

13:13 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #62

We've got two interviews this week. In the first we talk to Rod Wagner, the director of the Nebraska Library Commission. Following that we talk to Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Foley. Both interviews revolve around the same matter, namely the audit triggered when an unsuspecting taxpayer stumbled across a video of Nebraska Library Commission librarians on YouTube that did not look quite right to the taxpayer. There is a commentary following the two interviews discussing lessons that could be learned from the incident.

This episode is set to be a wild ride. Hold on to your seats and stay tuned.

32:55 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #64

Does your library have valet parking? In this week's edition of LISTen we have a patron perspective from the host of Tech for Techies about a shopping mall based branch of a public library in the Las Vegas Valley. Through being located in the Galleria mall at Sunset, this branch indirectly does.

After taking a look at a unique library setting through a patron's eyes, a round-up of coming events is also presented.

Links:
Henderson District Public Library locations
Galleria Mall Website
Cuyahoga County Public Library Richmond Town Square Branch
Article on economic troubles mentioned during the calendar segment

11:04 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #65

This week's episode of LISTen starts off through a chat with Blake Carver relative to his call for more bloggers. A commentary follows soon thereafter relative to teleprompter ethics. A look at publishing content for the Kindle and Linux news are also in the mix.

There will be no program on Wednesday in light of President Obama's press conference Tuesday night. This is to give everybody a chance to take a breath and catch up. Tech for Techies will indeed air Friday.

Related links:
Blake's post calling for more bloggers
Initial tweet by Stephen Green relative to teleprompter hacking
First example of a relay
Second example of a relay
Third example of a relay
Tweet noting the kitty's increase
Report from AFP on Tuesday's press conference
Times of London on the press conference
New York Times blog post on the press conference
Christian Science Monitor reporting on the teleprompter mishap
All example works posted by the production team
Short blog bit posted to the Amazon Digital Text Platform
Longer test piece posted to the Amazon Digital Text Platform
Contrast on Lulu to the long piece posted for Kindles
Announcement of Jaunty Jackalope features freeze
Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter on the freeze
Zenwalk release announcement
Frugalware release announcement
The LISNews Netcast Network on Public Radio Exchange

23:30 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #66

In this week's episode we have a quick practical lesson in the art of the radio public service announcement. Our designated teacher, Mike Kellat, brings you this lesson. Discussion of Linux and more is also included in the podcast.

Coming up this week there will be a new episode of Hyperlinked History on a topic picked by The Faceless Historian. On Friday Tech for Techies will be back with further discussion of the nuts and bolts logistics of production. In LISTen #67 we are endeavoring to have the community manager of the openSUSE project, Joe Brockmeier, on to talk about leveraging Linux in schools and libraries.

14:51 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #67

This week's episode is jam-packed. We have an interview with Zonker Brockmeier, community manager for openSUSE at Novell, about that particular Linux distribution and how libraries can leverage it. We also have an interview with Sascha Segan of the PCMag Digital Network about the shift from print writing to writing online. Discussion of the Public Radio Exchange presence newly initiated by the network is also found in the show as it is explained what that means to listeners. Other news items pop up during the course of the program.

Related links:
One piece about the Binghamton situation
Another piece about the Binghamton situation
Yet another piece about the Binghamton situation
Story by Maggie Reardon about cutting back on broadband
The network's profile on Public Radio Exchange
Some licensing discussion at PRX
NPR affiliate finder
PDF file containing a list of all NPR affiliates
Zonker Brockmeier's Blog
Download page for openSUSE
Zonker Brockmeier on Twitter
Columns by Sascha Segan on PCMag.com
Sascha Segan on Twitter
Center for Democracy and Technology on S. 777
Additional material by the Center for Democracy and Technology on S. 777
eWeek report on S. 777
openSUSE Education announcement
Installation instructions for the Jaunty Jackalope beta

Ubuntu: For Desktops, Servers, Netbooks and in the cloud

30:21 minutes (8 MB)
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Stand Down Notice

Transcript of the audio message:

By a unanimous vote, that is to say a four to zero vote, of network producers the LISNews Netcast Network is undertaking a stand down period. The stand down begins at 0430 UTC on April 10th and lasts until 0330 UTC on April 20th. During this ten day stand down, network producers will be hard at work catching up on writing features for release. Network programming will resume with LISTen on April 20th being released on or near 0400 UTC.

For those concerned librarians out there, please do not worry. This wasn't something I dictated. This stand down was initiated on the request of a producer that was put to a vote. Just because the network has an Interim Coordinator does not mean it has a despot ruling it.

I'm Stephen Michael Kellat, Interim Coordinator of the Network. Thank you for listening.

1:15 minutes (2.29 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #69

This week's episodes deals with biological science. First up we have about five minutes of audio from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in Atlanta on Swine Flu. Considering that most libraries are contact environments where such things could spread, this was deemed to be rather important. If circumstances warrant, further coverage may air unscheduled during this week.

Following that we've got an interview with Dr. Kirsten Sanford, also known as "Dr. Kiki". A neurophysiologist by training, Dr. Kiki talked to LISTen about changes with Scientific American and how that modifies the knowledge ecology. After that segment, a network operations report is presented followed by the zeitgeist round-up.

Related links:
CDC Landing Page on Swine Flu
Blog of Kirsten Sanford
This Week in Science
Systm at Revision 3

27:10 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #70

This week's program is fairly brief. A rough transcript is available after the "read more" jump. E-mail subscribers should follow this link. As an experiment, a low-fidelity version of this episode is available for manual download here for those with lower speed links or severe bandwidth restrictions. -- Read More

4:43 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #71

This week's episode is varied as to topics. First up is an interview with Jono Bacon, community manager for Ubuntu. Bacon talked to us about his upcoming Community Leadership Summit where librarians would be welcome as librarians. Also discussed was the nature of the Ubuntu release parties and how they help hold a community together.

After the chat with Bacon, a reading of the proposed Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act is presented. A brief round-up of comment out there on the bill currently in the United States House of Representatives is also raised. Following that further coverage of censorship in Fiji is presented through the relay of reports by Radio New Zealand International. Fiji was a Westminster-style parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth of Nations prior to the military coup in December 2006.

Related links:
Direct link to Profile America source audio for May 11th
Ubuntu
Jono Bacon
Community Leadership Summit in San Jose in July
Direct link to Linux Outlaws promo
Text of H.R. 1966 at THOMAS
Defense on the Huffington Post by Representative Linda Sanchez of H.R. 1966
First look at H.R. 1966 by Wired's Threat Level blog
Second look at H.R. 1966 by Wired's Threat Level blog
Discussion by Colorado Springs Gazette of H.R. 1966
Discussion by The Guardian of H.R. 1966
Discussion by UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh of H.R. 1966 in response to Representative Sanchez
Multiple posts by Volokh on H.R. 1966
Direct link to Peace Corps source audio for the utilized PSA
Page including reference to RNZI's audio use permission grant
Story about two journalists being held in Fiji
Direct link to story audio used in the podcast, entitled: "Fiji school principal sacked after calling for elections"

28:22 minutes (8 MB)
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Low Fidelity Mono Version of LISTen #71

This is a low fidelity version of LISTen #71.

28:22 minutes (1.63 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #72 -- Low Bandwidth Version

This is an early post of the low bandwidth (11.025 kHz, 8kbps) version of LISTen #72. The normal quality version will post tonight at the usual time barring any disruptions. As the comments ID3 tag to the file notes about episode contents: "Relay of Fiji stories released by RNZI / Tech Talk on Twitter and Google". Full links and descriptions will come later tonight.

These low bandwidth versions of episodes are released as a test. iPhone users cannot perform Over-The-Air syncing of our main feeds as file sizes are frequently over the ten megabyte per episode cap. Posting this before the normal podcast post time gives me a chance to tweak it as necessary before the main show is released. This feed is smartphone friendly as long as there is an RSS reader available for your smartphone. The relevant FeedBurner address is: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/LnnExperimental

In making it easy for episodes to go over low bandwidth links, quality is frequently sacrificed. The result is still usable but not necessarily optimal. For librarians curious at putting other netcasts side by side to observe differences, contrast these two renditions of TWiT #194: Regular Feed & Dial-up.

21:48 minutes (1.25 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #72

This week's podcast is going to sound perhaps a little different. We were testing out our field equipment profile in a new location. I was dog-sitting a bull dog and her puppies so the usual recording location was a no go.

The episode starts off with the zeitgeist review. Per usual, we look at the week's top ten stories by hits and by comments and bring you the lower half of each. The LISNews daily e-mails (you are subscribed to them, aren't you?) typically bring you the first half.

After that we relay three stories from Radio New Zealand International. As the crisis in Fiji continues to heat up, press freedoms are being curtailed and journalists are being jailed. The three stories relate to how the knowledge ecology is being fundamentally altered in the island nation by the military regime presently in power so as to stamp out dissent. Fiji was a Westminster-style parliamentary democracy as recently as December 2006.

With the relay out of the way, discussion of the recent Google and Twitter issues is presented from the perspective of libraries operating within the overall reach of their funding agencies. The concept of Service Level Agreements is raised and discussed. That piece has been made available for licensing on Public Radio Exchange.

Related links:
Low-bandwidth version of this episode
Blog of Whitney Hess
Piece on the Google situation last week
Twitter on their recent change
Whitney Hess on Twitter's recent change
LinkedIn Profile of Andrea Mercado

21:48 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #73 -- Low Bandwidth Version

One thing missing in Drupal's audio module is the ability to put a time-delay trigger on putting up audio posts. This may be why the TWiT Network uses Drupal to run their site but does not use the audio module to serve up programs. With it being a holiday weekend in the United States, delay was inevitable.

This week's episode is brief. This is due to the holiday weekend and the marked paucity of stories. Some news briefs are presented, though.

A small item transcribed from the program: "For library science students out there in need of a summer project, I have one for you. Since the Internet Archive is quite inflexible in terms of materials deposited relative to license status, we have a problem. LISNews Netcast Network programs can include different pieces of material with differing degrees of copyright status. Creating a digital library of network programs, which now stretch back to the last month of 2007, is something I would be interested in having a student help build. If you are interested, you can call in the United States 702-425-8547. If you need credit, ask a prof to discuss the logistics with me."

Related links:
Website of Greenstone digital library project
Broadband report to Congress cited
Unique publishing medium story cited

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #73

One thing missing in Drupal's audio module is the ability to put a time-delay trigger on putting up audio posts. This may be why the TWiT Network uses Drupal to run their site but does not use the audio module to serve up programs. With it being a holiday weekend in the United States, delay was inevitable.

This week's episode is brief. This is due to the holiday weekend and the marked paucity of stories. Some news briefs are presented, though.

A small item transcribed from the program: "For library science students out there in need of a summer project, I have one for you. Since the Internet Archive is quite inflexible in terms of materials deposited relative to license status, we have a problem. LISNews Netcast Network programs can include different pieces of material with differing degrees of copyright status. Creating a digital library of network programs, which now stretch back to the last month of 2007, is something I would be interested in having a student help build. If you are interested, you can call in the United States 702-425-8547. If you need credit, ask a prof to discuss the logistics with me."

Related links:
Website of Greenstone digital library project
Broadband report to Congress cited
Unique publishing medium story cited

5:23 minutes (8 MB)
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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

Creative Commons License
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.

17:38 minutes (1.01 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #75

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

Creative Commons License
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.

17:38 minutes (8 MB)
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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

36:37 minutes (2.1 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #76

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

36:37 minutes (8 MB)
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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

16:45 minutes (985.55 KB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #77

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

16:45 minutes (8 MB)
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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.

32:06 minutes (8 MB)
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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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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #79

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

8:05 minutes (8 MB)
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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

43:25 minutes (2.49 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #80

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

43:25 minutes (8 MB)
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Hiatus Update For 5 August 2009

While LISTen continues to be on hiatus, an update is offered as to the behind-the-scenes matters in bringing the program back.

Creative Commons License
Hiatus Update For 5 August 2009 by Stephen Michael Kellat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

1:47 minutes (1.64 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #81 -- Low Bandwidth Version

This episode starts off with a segment-sized edition of Tech for Techies in which the program's western engineer spoke about the new production arrangements. After that an essay is presented as an initial look at alternative ways libraries can help bridge the digital divide. Such is only a start and another essay is expected in the following episode. After that the zeitgeist review over LISNews for the previous week is given.

The episode wraps up with a discussion of the new recording arrangements while also explaining how submissions can be made for air. Due to the restrictions present in rural broadband in Ohio's largest rural county, a shift to physical media exchange is required. Such is more explained in the closing although the following contact addresses were given:

For physical mail: 2348 Dewey Road, Ashtabula, OH, 44004-9656
For the western engineer: stringedluthier@yahoo.com
For the program presenter: skellat@fastmail.net

Related links:
Profile America transcript on the Smithsonian Institution
Bloomberg Report on Unemployment Figures Release Friday
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Release Bloomberg Reported On
Internet Engineering Task Force RFC 976: UUCP
Wizzy Digital Courier
Offline Mirror Options Relative To Wikipedia
Additional Option For Mirroring Wikipedia In Bandwidth-Impaired Settings Where Collaborators Exist
Gnash
Low-Bandwidth Feed of This Week in Tech
LNN Experimental low-bandwidth feed
Bashpodder
The Cited Terms of Service From the BBC as to Podcasts They Release
BBC Podcasting Portal
Diggnation
NIH on Collaboration With Wikimedia

22:11 minutes (1.27 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #81

This episode starts off with a segment-sized edition of Tech for Techies in which the program's western engineer spoke about the new production arrangements. After that an essay is presented as an initial look at alternative ways libraries can help bridge the digital divide. Such is only a start and another essay is expected in the following episode. After that the zeitgeist review over LISNews for the previous week is given.

The episode wraps up with a discussion of the new recording arrangements while also explaining how submissions can be made for air. Due to the restrictions present in rural broadband in Ohio's largest rural county, a shift to physical media exchange is required. Such is more explained in the closing although the following contact addresses were given:

For physical mail: 2348 Dewey Road, Ashtabula, OH, 44004-9656
For the western engineer: stringedluthier@yahoo.com
For the program presenter: skellat@fastmail.net

Related links:
Profile America transcript on the Smithsonian Institution
Bloomberg Report on Unemployment Figures Release Friday
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Release Bloomberg Reported On
Internet Engineering Task Force RFC 976: UUCP
Wizzy Digital Courier
Offline Mirror Options Relative To Wikipedia
Additional Option For Mirroring Wikipedia In Bandwidth-Impaired Settings Where Collaborators Exist
Gnash
Low-Bandwidth Feed of This Week in Tech
LNN Experimental low-bandwidth feed
Bashpodder
The Cited Terms of Service From the BBC as to Podcasts They Release
BBC Podcasting Portal
Diggnation
NIH on Collaboration With Wikimedia

22:11 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #83

This episode is a short one. It has been another slow news week with few noteworthy items. The top stories of the past week and a couple briefs are presented in this example of brevity.

Related links:
Linux Outlaws
Jessamyn on SxSW
Erie Looking Productions submission to SxSW
Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #156
Daniel Holbach: "Computers without internet are no fun"
The Associated Press: "World economy on rebound, but future uncertain"
Sampling from the Living Wage Calculator

4:37 minutes (1.85 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #84

This week's episode has an oblique reference to Gilligan's Island in it. First up is a discussion of the intricacies of the ITU regulatory processes on the planetary scale. After that is a Linux news brief. Following on the Linux news brief, a discussion of an angle to net neutrality arises. The episode wraps up with a call for submissions.

Remember, the following addressing works for sending submissions on physical media:

2348 Dewey Road
Ashtabula, OH 44004-9656
United States of America

The United States Postal Service Price Calculator may be useful in regards to that. There are similar calculators for New Zealand, Australia, The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada.

Related links:
Script to the episode of Profile America aired
PC World on the Sony Reader
Article discussing Ericsson managing Sprint's network
International Telecommunications Union history
47 CFR 2.106
CIA World Factbook page on Iraq
"Spectrum Allocation, Assignment and Enforcement"
Slackware 13 Release Announcement
openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 6 Release Announcement
New York Times on Net Neutrality
Using & managing UUCP by Ed Ravin
UNIX Shell Providers listing
The Linux Outlaws

19:32 minutes (7.83 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #85

This week's podcast is brief in recognition of the Labor Day holiday in the United States and an unanticipated document dump. Some discussion of telecommunications issues that could adversely impact libraries was presented in addition to relaying a notable item from the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

Related links:
Reuters story on Broadband Plan
The Register on RF Spectrum
Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #158
Engadget on the Sharp PC-Z1
Additional piece on the Sharp PC-Z1

Creative Commons License
LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #85 by Stephen Michael Kellat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at wiki.ubuntu.com.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #86

This week we've got news briefs and talk about the joys of public agency finance. Do you know what a carry-over balance is? Do you know why it matters whether or not your agency has one? Free Library of Philadelphia seems to be a textbook case come to life. We briefly touch upon why in this episode.

Related links:
Profile America transcript
Software Freedom Day
Dan Lynch talking about Software Freedom Day in Manchester
Music CD Image Prepared By Dan Lynch
Release announcement for Linux Mint 7 Xfce
BBC on Facebook Lite
Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter on Ubuntu Screencasting
Episode 1 of 3 in the Ubuntu Screencasting series by Alan Pope
Reuters on the call by Rick Boucher to loosen broadband grant rules
"Dear Internet Guy" -- J. Philip Murphy
USAToday & ProPublica on stabilization funds
Talking Greenbacks
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Erie Looking Productions

11:43 minutes (4.7 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #87

The news stories this week are not that major. This happens when the national debate on health care reform sucks the oxygen out of the arena. The podcast brings a headlines service this week of things you might have missed.

Later this week there is planned to be a special episode in the aftermath of Software Freedom Day.

Related links:
Script of the Profile America piece
Blog post by Room of Infinite Diligence on TANSTAAFL
Professor Adler on USA Patriot Act Renewal
Reuters on FCC & Net Neutrality
Royal College of Psychiatrists against "thinspiration" sites
The Register on Botnet Clean Up
Zack Whittaker on whether or not Internet filtering does more harm than good
Dent on Identi.ca by Fabian about gPodder
News post at gPodder on the new version
Daily Telegraph on atheists having more success in online dating

6:51 minutes (6.27 MB)
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A LISTen Special: Kiwi Surprise With A Side Of Buckeye Candy

Welcome to a LISTen special! First up we hear from Brenda Chawner of the School of Information Management at VUW about Software Freedom Day in Wellington. After that we discuss some pending legislation relative to newspapers in the United States.

Related links:
Profile America's script
Bio page on Brenda Chawner
IRS 501(c)(3) compliance guide
WKSU reporting on remarks by Dennis Kucinich
Journal Register News Service piece on Newspaper Revitalization Bill
Software Freedom Day in New Zealand

12:38 minutes (5.06 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #89

The big networks have contingency plans with alternate studios. When ABC cannot produce evening news in New York, a back up is available in London. When our eastern US operating site isn't able to act, our western US site can sometimes take action. Through a great degree of improvisation this week's podcast was presented by our western engineer, Mike Kellat.

First up we go through the zeitgeist review. Secondly we talk about the post-tsunami situation in American Samoa while mentioning one local religious group that is taking action. So far no needs have been heard from the territory's two lending libraries although one was within the immediate target area of a wave. The two elders who oversee Tafuna Church of Christ are respectively the territory's Chief Forester and a former head of the local bar association. Their mailing address mentioned in the episode is:

Tafuna Church of Christ
P.O. Box 326
Pago Pago, AS 96799-0326

Their contact telephone number is +1 684 699 8763. Their contact e-mail is Dwillis_samoa@yahoo.com. Be forewarned that even though the territory is a US jurisdiction calls to it are often billed on par with international calling. For cell phone users in the United States, expect the cost per minute for calling to range in dollars per minute. Skype is preferable for making contact.

After that we take a look at the report of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. The report was released on Friday on a day normally known for bad news being buried.

The episode wraps up with a miscellany of nuggets.

Related links:
Profile America Script
Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy
Knight Commission's Report
Referenced post by Henry Jenkins
Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #162
Reuters on talks between Comcast and NBC Universal
CNET on talks between Comcast and NBC Universal
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes on Amazon deletion policy
David Bigwood on web services reliability
Larry Dignan on Earthlink's plan to speed up dial-up

12:12 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #90

This week the podcast originates from our Ohio team. First up is a miniature installment of Tech for Techies where we discuss why you should not take LISTen #89 as a blueprint for your own endeavors. After that there is discussion of Google Books, Google Groups, and "Institutional Attention Deficit Disorder". The episode wraps up with a multi-faceted business statement.

Related links:
Profile America Script
Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #163
Download location for Hulu Desktop for Linux
Transcript of the Peace Corps PSA by Seth Green
Wired's Epicenter Blog discussing Google Groups
Ogg Camp
First piece on potential unconstitutional status of net neutrality proposals
Second piece on potential unconstitutional status of net neutrality proposals
WBCQ
FCC Fact Sheet on Private Shortwave

16:34 minutes (6.64 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #91

This week's episode contains an interview with web celeb Cali Lewis about blogging today and recent rumblings from the Federal Trade Commission about disclosures bloggers must make.

Related links:
Cali Lewis on Twitter
GeekBrief TV
The Blog of Cali Lewis
Linux Outlaws
LISNews Account Registration
Contact details for BlogWorldExpo

14:47 minutes (5.93 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #93

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.

Related links:
Openmoko, Inc.
The WikiReader
Stephen Abram on the WikiLeaks matter
The Document In Dispute (PDF File)
The Linux Outlaws

22:27 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #94

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.

Related links:
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

8:10 minutes (7.47 MB)
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Post-Upgrade Audio Module Test

After an upgrade being applied to Drupal's audio module, this is just a test to ensure that nothing became broken along the way.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #95

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.

Related links:
Linux Outlaws
Ars Technica on Selectable Output Control
Electronic Frontier Foundation on the Broadcast Flag
Corporate overview of Comcast
DIALOG Blue Sheet on World News Connection
Jamendo
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

12:41 minutes (5.09 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #98

This week's podcast looks forward into the past with a replay of archival audio of President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressing the US Congress after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The dateline for this episode is the 78th anniversary of the event.

Also presented in the podcast was a brief discussion of the late-breaking story of Comcast's attempt to acquire a controlling interest in NBC Universal. There was originally going to be discussion of remarks by Rupert Murdoch concerning why news online should never have been free in the first place. The Comcast-NBC matter took precedence.

Related links:
FDR's speech at Archive.org
This installment of Profile America
MSNBC reporting on the Comcast-NBC matter
Greg Sandoval at CNET discussing the Comcast-NBC matter
One Reuters story on the Comcast-NBC matter
Another Reuters story in the matter
Discussion at the Erie Looking Productions blog of the recent coverage of remarks by Rupert Murdoch
MSNBC relaying an AP report on Google's new attempt to restrict how users can reach news sites
Linux Outlaws, a show produced by Sixgun Productions

17:12 minutes (6.9 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #99

This week's episode is a bit odd. The eastern engineer has taken to the microphone in place of the head writer to open and close the episode. A year in review chat with the owner of LISNews, Blake Carver, is presented.

Related links:
Script to this week's installment of Profile America
First referenced post that attracted significant non-LIS attention
The controversial flowchart that has garnered significant attention
Books by Walt Crawford available via Lulu
The LISNews Summer Series 2009 book is available at The Internet Archive and Lulu
The site of Jessamyn West
The LISNews "contact us" form
What the show's head writer left Twitter for
The LISNews notice feed on Identi.ca

23:21 minutes (8 MB)
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Not Quite Yet LISTen 100

This week's post is not an episode but rather a service message from the eastern engineer, Gloria Kellat.

1:59 minutes (2.73 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #100

Somehow LISTen made it to its 100th episode. This week's episode recaps the zeitgeist while putting forward some radical ideas to improve the life of the profession in 2010. Recommendations of other podcasts to consume alongside LISTen are also given.

It must be noted that the person previously referred to as the head of business and finance with respect to the podcast's production has discontinued their association in regards to that role.

Related links:
ALA rhymes with "Pay"
ALA also rhymes with "astray"
Shot of Jaq
Current Geek
This Week in Fun
INST MSGS
The Linux Outlaws

13:40 minutes (5.48 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #101

(Yes, the air staff knows the episode is earlier than usual. We have our reasons...)

This week's episode is the first one for 2010. In this episode we discuss why LISTen will not be at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yet again and also get into a miscellany of briefs from allied fields. Unusually enough a musical number performed by a member of the board of directors of the Guitar Society of Las Vegas, Erie Looking Productions western engineer Mike Kellat, is also included in this episode.

Related links:
Discussion of the TWiT Network presence at CES 2010
ALA Mid-Winter 2010
Matt Asay talking about Canonical & focus
Alan Pope on an Ubuntu sighting on Doctor Who
Virginia Postrel on media company exploitation of workers
Radio New Zealand National on French anti-piracy efforts relative to the Internet
The Register discussing the French agency known as HADOPI
The Digital Economy Bill before the United Kingdom Parliament presently
Section 44 of the Digital Economy Bill relative to UK public lending right and how library loans of books will be codified as not being copyright infringments
The Register on UK ISP rage over the Digital Economy Bill
Breitbart.tv relaying Agence France-Press about electricity rationing in Venezuela
Information about the Guitar Society of Las Vegas

14:36 minutes (5.85 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #104

This week's episode brings an analytical essay. What is fueling this renewed drive for paywalls and exclusivity contracts for content? The essay talks about some of the economic pressures that may have been overlooked. Remember, the air staff used to work in print news which means that they have their bylines and photo credits in at least a vertical file out there somewhere.

A miscellany of brief items is also presented.

Related links:
Andy Woodworth on paywalls and EBSCO exclusivity
China accuses US of online warfare
Reuters on the China situation regarding Internet freedom
Tom Foremski on a paywall hole
Usage of Mobile Internet in the UK
This Week in Fun Enters Hiatus
The death of Air America
Tech Liberation Front on Air America's death

15:57 minutes (6.4 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #105

This week's episode features an interview with the President of the ALA's counterpart in New Zealand, LIANZA. A new situation has arisen in New Zealand where a library may be starting to charge for loans of materials to adults. Barbara Garriock joined us via the magic of Skype to talk about the situation.

An LISNews zeitgeist recap as well as a miscellany of news bits are also presented.

Related links:
LinkedIn profile of Barbara Garriock
Press Release: "LIANZA opposes library charges"
Dan Lynch's Review of the Nokia N900
Megan McArdle on unemployment
Thomas F. Bertonneau via the Pope Center on literacy
Miguel de Icaza on the iPad
Elizabeth Krumbach on the Ubuntu Community Learning Project
The Register on the Firefox Cross-Protocol Attack on Freenode
The Register on the Google DNS Extension Proposal

17:02 minutes (6.83 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #108

This week Stephen moved away from the microphone as long-time engineer Mike Kellat took charge instead. This episode has a zeitgeist recap and talks briefly about the situation post-earthquake in Chile. Practical suggestions are offered as to worthwhile avenues of action by concerned library personnel.

In addition to the audio program an attempt was made to reformat one of the segments of LISTen 107 as an animation bit.

5:17 minutes (7.25 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #109

This week's episode brings word of a developing story relative to the logistics back-end to interlibrary loans in the United States as well as discussion of the digital divide from a practical perspective. The BBC World Service is used as the example in the essay.

14:20 minutes (5.75 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #110

This week's podcast took a different operational stance in recording. Instead of the usual cassette deck, we shifted instead to a reel-to-reel system:

Special Rigging for LISTen 110

If you click the picture above you can see a larger version of that snapshot. The computer pictured functioned essentially as an overgrown cart machine. This week's episode was recorded on a 1978 TEAC 3340S deck at 7.5 ips on normal bias. The other deck we were working with was intended to give more of a 1970's audio vibe but the recorded results sounded like chipmunks on a methamphetamine binge.

News was slow this week and budget constraints dictated that South by Southwest Interactive was not happening for the air staff. A miscellany is presented as well as a zeitgeist review.

Related Links:
National Bookmobile Day
Omeka in the Cloud
StatusNet Cloud Service Enters Public Beta
LISNews Pinger On Identica
LISFeeds Pinger on Identica
LISFeeds
John C. Dvorak on the media dead pool
Whitney Georgina Hess on learning leadership
The Register on the Ubuntu theme makeover
The Register on BBC cuts -- Read More

6:39 minutes (7.62 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #111

First we have a word from producer Gloria Kellat:

Folks! The team behind LISTen is getting set to bring you a print supplement to LISNews. Would you like to immortalize yourself in the very first LISNews Bulletin? Since we are trying to raise capital to cover printing costs so that we can give out the Bulletin as a free market test at Computers in Libraries 2010, we are putting together a patrons page. For USD$10 you can be listed as a supporter of an offline counterpart to LISNews. With just 10 patrons we can have 70-100 copies of the Bulletin to give out at Computers in Libraries 2010. For more details please contact me at mrsnicelunchlady@yahoo.com before April 1st and make sure you put "Patron Page" on the subject line.

And now back to the regularly scheduled show post...

Recognizing that Health Care Reform is dominating the news in North America and squeezing out other news channels, we have a miscellany this week in addition to leaking more details about what this LISNews Bulletin is envisioned to be.

Related links:
What on earth we were referring to as to the posting time
The Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 Unported License
Jessamyn West on her bridging the Digital Divide presentation
Access to the slides from Jessamyn's presentation
PDF of the essay on online censorship
Dan Lynch on the Digital Economy Bill
BBC News on Chinese fears of intimacy between Google and the US Government
Declan McCullagh on the toning down of the cyber-security bill before the US Congress
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Pennsylvania municipalities going bankrupt
Room of Infinite Diligence relative to New Zealand filtering

9:44 minutes (7.81 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #113

A short episode is presented this week with a zeitgeist recap. The team is hunkering down to prepare the LISNews Bulletin for release at Computers in Libraries 2010. As such there will be no episodes on April 12th and April 19th. LISTen #114 is provisionally scheduled for April 26th.

Links:
E-mail the producer with questions about the LISNews Bulletin
Shortcut to join the LISNews Bulletin's Patrons Page
One of the novels being read currently at The Sheffield Field Activity
Another novel currently being read at The Sheffield Field Activity
Yet another novel currently being read at The Sheffield Field Activity

6:00 minutes (5.49 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #115

Stephen is on sick leave from the podcast so I pinch-hit. The zeitgeist is reviewed and I ask a stumper that I seek answers to. Answers to the stumper question should be sent via e-mail to mrsnicelunchlady@yahoo.com.

2:48 minutes (3.85 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #116

Strangely enough, this week's episode features appearances from all the air staff. We have an essay about practical electioneering with the New Jersey situation in mind that Andy Woodworth has written about. We also feature readings of a "DJ Read Script" that libraries can give to local radio stations to help keep the fire alive from National Library Week. An interview with the leader of Ubuntu Ohio is also presented as the Lucid Lynx release is discussed.

A production hiatus for LISTen is also announced. The target return date for the program is August 23rd. Special episodes will still be released as required, though. Advance warning of special episodes will be posted to the LISNews feed on Identica.

Related links:
The LISNews notices on Identica
The RSS feed to LISNews notices on Identica
Ubuntu Ohio team
Lucid Lynx release notes
Ashtabula County Board of Elections, where you can learn about the ballot issues referenced
Erie Looking Productions website
The primary contact details for Erie Looking Productions
The secondary contact details for Erie Looking Productions

20:50 minutes (8 MB)
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MOBILE VERSION: Special Edition for 2 August 2010

(This is our best rendering of the current special into the quality of content found on the mobile web)

We're back! Well, we're almost back. This is a special edition of LISTen in which we talk about the digital divide and bring you a miscellany of stories we've come across this summer.

Our studio arrangements are not quite in place yet. This is the best we can come up with at the moment:

Ad-hoc Studio Rigging

We'll be back on a normal episode production cycle starting August 23rd:

Related links:
Mobile phones not key to bridging the digital divide
Sixth report by the Federal Communications Commission on broadband deployment
Broadband access plans with HughesNet
The Vatican was "Google-Bombed"
Digital Divide worsened by tech
Vice-Chancellor of Open University on the Digital Divide
Information wants to be paid for
Reuters on Internet access in Cuba
New web broadcasts for North Korean defectors -- Read More

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Special Edition for 2 August 2010

We're back! Well, we're almost back. This is a special edition of LISTen in which we talk about the digital divide and bring you a miscellany of stories we've come across this summer.

Our studio arrangements are not quite in place yet. This is the best we can come up with at the moment:

Ad-hoc Studio Rigging

We'll be back on a normal episode production cycle starting August 23rd:

Related links:
Mobile phones not key to bridging the digital divide
Sixth report by the Federal Communications Commission on broadband deployment
Broadband access plans with HughesNet
The Vatican was "Google-Bombed"
Digital Divide worsened by tech
Vice-Chancellor of Open University on the Digital Divide
Information wants to be paid for
Reuters on Internet access in Cuba
New web broadcasts for North Korean defectors -- Read More

12:31 minutes (5.02 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #117

Last things first, here is the view off the Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge referenced at the end of the episode:

The Ashtabula River

Click the picture for a larger view on Flickr.

This week's episode includes an interview with Will Manley discussing his recent forays into looking at politics and the profession. A miscellany of items is presented of items that caught our attention but were not expanded upon into larger items. OhioLinuxFest 2010 is mentioned as there is going to be a main track presentation about libraries & librarians at an event that really isn't librarian-focused.

Related links:
Diligent Room on making textbooks with pediapress
Ray Bradbury talking revolution
Terry Reese on paywalls
Byron York at the Washington Examiner talking Kindles and Civil Rights In Education
Slate on the communications strategy of the Russian spy ring that was recently sent home
Barry Kauler on Puppy Linux 5.1
Reuters on how Americans don't want government to build out broadband
CNN talking about the rise of electrical black-outs in America
BBC News on the rise in enrollment at Open University
BBC News discussing the Google-Verizon open Internet proposal
CNET's Molly Wood talking about the Google-Verizon proposal lacking any provisions relative to mobile broadband
Andrew Orlowski on Google's seeming self-interest in the Google-Verizon proposal
Andrew Orlowski on the web's hyper-powers and how the Google-Verizon proposal might lead to their being locked in as hyper-powers
The Economist on changes in global communications



The combined super-feed at LISFeeds.com
Subscribe on iTunes

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #118

This week's episode is a quick look at last week's zeitgeist, highlights of the "slushpile", and an editorial from Mike Kellat, the owner of Erie Looking Productions. A related commentary released online by Ontario public broadcaster TVO from commentator Jesse Brown connected to the editorial can be found here directly as an M4V video file.

Due to communications complications the audio payload was originally uploaded over GPRS via a Nokia E71x. Cable broadband is having issues locally apparently relative to throughput.

Related links:
Matt Welch on FTC regulating online reviews
The Ohio News Network on teen texting
Nielsen on mobile phone usage stats
Keith Cowing at NASA Watch about the reach of nasa.gov
The results of the tool Cowing referenced concerning nasa.gov turned to oclc.org instead
Gnash Release
Leo Laporte versus Social Media
Leo Laporte on the Google Buzz bug

10:27 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #122

This week's episode is not graced by that man of mystery, Blake Carver. In lieu thereof we check the zeitgeist for stories AND blog posts, bring an essay about the comments debate on-site, and a quick news miscellany.

Eventually Blake will be making an appearance. We're working on it.

Related links:
Facebook and the lousy industrial accident
FCC Commissioner claims net neutrality is mooted
A planetary approach to copyright enforcement

That other project Erie Looking Productions is working on that isn't LIS-related...

10:33 minutes (4.23 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #123

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #128

This week's episode is shared between LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast and The Burning Circle. There was supposed to be an interview with Blake Carver of LISHost that did not air due to a lack of sufficient recoverable audio after a telecommunications disruption incident.

This week's episode runs down the zeitgeist at LISNews while also talking about news in the Ubuntu realm of Ohio. An essay is presented by Producer Gloria about funding of public institutions. A news miscellany is also presented.

Related links:
Easter eggs found in Google Maps
Techworld Australia on Ubuntu leaping from Xorg to Wayland
Ars Technica on the jump to Wayland
Michael Geist on Fair Use in the UK
BBC News on Burma falling off the Internet
Craig Labovitz at Arbor Networks about Burma falling off the Internet
The Register on NewScientist's discussion of in-flight communications
NewScientist on in-flight communications
The Greenstone & Koha integrated LiveCD is released!
The Open Respect Project

10:59 minutes (6.29 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #129

This week's episode is a Thanksgiving special bringing a retransmission of the The Durante-Moore Show from 1946. A quick look at the zeitgeist is also presented.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #130

Somehow we survived last week's re-transmission of an old-timey Thanksgiving special. This week's episode brings a zeitgeist update and a news miscellany. A book review was planned but that is being held back for a later episode.

Related links:
Possible bank holiday for wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
RISKS Digest hitting Facebook
WIRED on Facebook censoring links in their new messaging system
The Register on Facebook's new messaging system being similar to a business unified inbox
Deutsche Welle on privacy concerns with the Facebook messaging system
CNET's Caroline McCarthy on the launch of the Facebook messaging system
The Register on Sir Tim Berners-Lee and threats to the web
Essay by Sir Tim Berners-Lee on threats to the web
The Register's Andrew Orlowski on Facebook's messaging system
CNET's Maggie Reardon on a new satellite broadband system
National Review Online on NPR surviving a de-funding attempt
Ars Technica on the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act
The current text of the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act currently before the US Senate
Richard M Stallman on how the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act is part of the war on sharing
Richard M Stallman referring to the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act as a blacklist for the Internet
Shortwave America blog seeing the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act as a possible tool for content isolationism
Ars Technica: "Why Don't Americans Want Broadband?"

8:14 minutes (3.3 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #133

There is no news miscellany this week. We take a look instead in further depth at the zeitgeist on-site.

The mainstream media is depressing us pretty badly as all they seem to talk about in libraries are these few topics: retirements, deaths, and budget cuts. That also cuts into things we can talk about. With an effectively non-existent budget, we don't have the capacity of an organization like Reuters or Agence France-Press to do original reporting. The Air Staff chose in this episode to make a call for materials submissions for potential airing. Audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, and audio CDs would be acceptable while microcassettes and DAT cassettes would not be. The episode audio has more details but for the avoidance of doubt the mailing address stipulated is:

Erie Looking Productions
P.O. Box 1658
Ashtabula, OH 44005
United States of America

Related links:
The social networking tool poll

9:23 minutes (3.77 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #134

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #135

The simplest description to this week's episode: "WARNING. This program will contain material deemed unacceptable and explicit by some listeners. We apologize to the more sensitive members of the audience and note that listener discretion is advised."

Related links:
Changes at Disruptive Library Technology Jester
First Amendment versus Net Neutrality: Can It Shield ISPs?
Legal Insurrection -- WikiLeaks endangering Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
The Atlantic -- WikiLeaks endangering Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
SoftLayer versus WikiLeaks
Terms of Service supplanting general law

Nightmares by Design by Severed Fifth

Creative Commons License -- Read More

14:18 minutes (5.73 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #136

This week's tardy podcast brings discussion of the upgrade to the LISNews back-end and a news miscellany.

As referenced in the episode, your podcatcher should be pointed at the following target to best receive the program in case we have to switch to any backup systems through the technical wizardry of variable endpoints:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/LISNewsNetcasts

Related links:
The Register on the net neutrality debate at CES 2011
Larry Downes on the net neutrality debate at CES 2011
Nate Anderson of Ars Technica on a short-coming to the net neutrality order
Wikipedia on FidoNet
Wikipedia on UUCP
LockerGnome on Internet Alternatives
Megan McCardle on Borders
The Register on Overwhelming Smut Online in Australia

6:43 minutes (6.15 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #137

This week's episode contains a replay of the most recent episode of TVO's program Search Engine about the censorship situation in Tunisia. We follow up last Tuesday's release of Search Engine by bringing the story up to date with events that happened since.

Another episode of LISTen will be released late Tuesday night/early Wednesday overnight with content that is more traditional.

Related links:
The episode of Search Engine being replayed
Ars Technica on Twitter vs. Tunisia
Committee to Protect Journalists on Tunisian Censorship
BBC News reporting on Tunisian censorship...in 2005...
The Voice of America on the Tunisia situation
Story by Aidan Lewis on BBC News about the situation in Tunisia
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news on the ex-President of Tunisia fleeing to Saudi Arabia
France24 on the possibility of more incidents like this

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Based on a work at www.tvo.org.

18:12 minutes (7.29 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #139

"You may or may not have noticed LISNews fell off the Internet on Saturday..."

In this episode we talk about our interesting outage, how to find the podcast when there is an outage, and have an essay that takes a reasoned look a public finance.

Related links:
LISNews on Twitter
LISNews on Identica
The new feed location you must point your podcatcher at ASAP: feeds.feedburner.com/LISNewsNetcasts
Ars Technica: Fake keyboard PCs via custom Android drivers
New York Times: Digital Unreliability
Media Network: No blogging in Saudi Arabia without government permission

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13:48 minutes (5.53 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #140

This week's episode is a cross-cutting, interdisciplinary look at the violation of the knowledge ecology perpetrated in Egypt. Practical discussion is presented as to circumventing the disruption of Internet access as well as SMS/MMS messaging as seen there. Implications for information architecture are also discussed.

Related links:
Xubuntu Project Lead Approved
Mashable: Egypt Protests
Deutsche Welle: Egypt Protests
Media Network: Egypt Protests
Renesys: Egypt Leaves The Internet
The Other McCain: Egypt Protests
The Register: Egyptian Media Crackdown
Al Jazeera English: Egypt Leaves The Internet
Al Jazeera English: Online Activism Fueling Protests
Caroline McCarthy: No such thing as a "social media revolution"
Committee to Protect Journalists: Egypt Leaves The Internet
The Register: Vodafone acknowledges shut down order
Librarian Phoebe Ayers: Egypt Protests
Infodisiac: Egypt access to Wikipedia disappears
The Associated Press: Egypt Leaves The Internet...and fails to quell protests!
Media Network: Radio Netherlands Worldwide to target increased broadcasting at Egypt
The Associate Press: The Day Part of the Internet Died
RFC 1930: "Guidelines for creation, selection, and registration of an Autonomous System (AS)"
Ars Technica: How Egypt Fractured The Internet
RIPE Network Coordinate Centre stats on Egypt traffic
Project Gutenberg's CD & DVD Project for offline access
LOCKSS
MirrorBrain
FLDIGI
QSSTV
TOR Project: Egyptians Switch En Mass To The Onion Router
TOR Project: Downloading for Ubuntu

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #140 / Burning Circle 17 by The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

11:54 minutes (9.54 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #143

This week's episode is brief as there will be another release on Wednesday. Sometimes the production cycle does not give us time to adapt to late-breaking events. This week's episode presents a news miscellany that touches upon Borders, Facebook, and The FreedomBox.

As of March 1st we will be breaking the previous URL for subscribing to the podcast. Your podcatcher must be pointed to http://feeds.feedburner.com/LISNewsNetcasts to continue to receive the program. That target is already live and active so it may be used immediately.

Related links:
New York Times: The FreedomBox
Software Freedom Law Center: Freedom in the Cloud
The Register: The FreedomBox
PCMag.com: National Broadband Map
Fox News: National Broadband Map
BBC News: Borders seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Australian Broadcasting Corporation News: Borders seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy
The Register: Google on Manual Search Penalties
The Register: Facebook on SIM

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Excluding content by the United States Government incorporated herein, LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #143 by The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. -- Read More

5:18 minutes (4.86 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Unnumbered Special Edition (23 February 2011)

LISTen An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #144

This week's episode of LISTen brings the return of segment-sized Tech for Techies. A news miscellany is also presented.

Listeners must re-point their podcast receiving software to the following address to continue to receive the podcast uninterrupted: http://feeds.feedburner.com/LISNewsNetcasts

Related links:
Twitter outage
Google-bombing abortion to equal murder
Iranian Cyber Army attacks The Voice of America
Lianza updates on libraries affected in Christchurch
The Tatler: Counties Dying
The Associate Press: Counties Dying

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Excluding United States Government content incorporated herein, LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #144 by The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. -- Read More

11:30 minutes (4.61 MB)
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #148

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.

Related links:
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

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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

9:17 minutes (8.5 MB)
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