Audio by year 2010

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

12:31 minutes (737.59 KB)
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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



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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.

31:16 minutes (8 MB)
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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