LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #149

This week's episode contains a rather large news review. There wasn't a major connecting thread to the news this week outside the shutdown-that-was-not. Since that fizzled we look at the scattered news bits that deserve consideration. Related links: Last minute tax filing tips (MP3) Groklaw on shutting down Ann Althouse on a tax base challenge Ars Technica on the first step being taken towards passing House Joint Resolution 37 to kill net neutrality regulations The Register on that procedural step HJR 37 underwent Reuters reporting HJR 37 passing the House, moving on for Senate action Michael Geist on the Conservative Party of Canada's digital economy platform The Librarian in Black against DRM The folks at Defective By Design proposing a Librarians Against DRM group The Free Software Foundation, the parent organization of Defective by Design Gawker: Twitter regresses to infancy Dave Winer's screenshot of Twitter backsliding Reuters on the failure at Twitter PCMag Digital Network on the failure at Twitter The Register on MMS being the new killer app in the mobile space DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #1 DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #2 DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #3 Library of Congress Public Affairs on Deanna Marcum being selected for the Melvil Dewey medal Ars Technica on bandwidth caps around the world Deutsche Welle on publishing translations of German works in the US Library of Congress Public Affairs on new entries to the National Recording Registry Radio Netherlands Worldwide's Media Network blog on Google's attempt to reorganize YouTube to compete with broadcast television Russian internal security agency comes out against Skype Russian internal security agency comes out against Hotmail Reuters on the Russian Federal Security Service complaining about web-based off-shore e-mail providers Deutsche Welle on the Berlin prostitute engaging in the trade of negotiable affections to pay for her PhD studies Amy Buckland referencing the new McMaster University librarian's view that PhDs with non-LIS skill sets may be the future of libraries

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