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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.
Regular production of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast is on hiatus until August 23rd. That is a target date for a return and can change depending upon circumstances. Tech for Techies remains on hiatus while Hyperlinked History has transitioned to a video program. The back catalogs of each program remain for your listening pleasure.
During the hiatus while the air staff at Erie Looking Productions is undertaking efforts so that LISTen may return, you can still follow what the team is doing. Things that you can follow include:
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 More20:58 minutes (8 MB)
While Stephen deals with the stress of moving, he asked that I fill in for him for a special episode of LISTen - The LISNews Podcast. As my alter-ego, The Faceless Historian, I'll take you on a journey through history back to the distant past and the origins of the DRM and copying controversies we deal with today.
Stephen and the regular LISTen gang will be back next week with your regularly scheduled podcast. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy something a little different about something related to issues we face in libraries today.
If you're in the mood for more of my historical meanderings, you can catch my podcast (Hyperlinked History) on iTunes or via the Hyperlinked History website.27:45 minutes (8 MB)
Not only is this episode longer than usual, it is a bit more varied relative to topical matter.
Tony Millett, a member of LIANZA's Copyright Taskforce and a spokesperson for the association, spoke to LISTen about the unique copyright situation arising in New Zealand. Joshua Ferraro, Chief Executive Officer of LibLime, spoke to LISTen about the new biblios.net service launched by his company. Due to an equipment failure that interview was partially truncated although the surviving part is aired in the podcast. The final interview was with Andrew Breitbart, the owner of Breitbart.com, where there was discussion about the creators of their mediums of expression libraries care for.
The podcast wraps up with an abbreviated Linux report.
New Zealand Computer Society on the copyright issue there
InternetNZ on the copyright issue there
Article from The Independent on the copyright situation in New Zealand
LIANZA Press Release on the copyright situation in New Zealand
Press release on the boot camp for all librarians, not just IT people, referenced in the episode
Press release from LibLime about their biblios.net service
Opinion piece by Andrew Breitbart that led to the interview
Breitbart.com news portal
Big Hollywood site
Piece by David Harsanyi about dissent referenced in the interview with Mr. Breitbart
Release announcement for Ubuntu 8.04.2
Release announcement for CrunchBang Linux 8.10.02
Release announcement for FreeBSD 7.1
This week's episode is a bit varied. First up is an interview with Blake Carver discussing the 10 Librarian Blogs To Read in 2009. Following that there is discussion of Flickr backup tools as well as hosting alternatives for libraries. A set of Linux briefs wraps up the episode.
10 Librarian Blogs To Read in 2009
Episode providing background to the Flickr discussion
Mercury News story on new Yahoo! CEO
Direct download of FlickrEdit
Download.com list of static gallery creation tools on Windows
Download.com list of static gallery creation tools on Macintosh
Discussion relative to using Drupal to make an image gallery
Boot Camp press release on LISWire
Boot Camp press release on the Erie Looking Productions blog
The LISTen special that led to the discussion of Flickr
In this special edition of LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast one finds a chat with Blake Carver talking about creating a Drupal site as well as discussion of implications arising from recent changes on the Web 2.0 frontier. An audio news release from the United States Postal Service is presented so as to show another example of that communications form for libraries seeking to innovate in PR. LISTen is available to libraries who want to take a practice shot at such before approaching their local media outlets.
The next regular episode of LISTen will be released on or near 0500 UTC on January 19th.
I posted at the Erie Looking Productions site a quick post about why we cannot review Windows 7. This doesn't come from any animosity towards Microsoft. This comes instead from lacking the funds to procure sufficiently capable hardware to handle such. As things stand now, our test box is a Pentium 3 that would likely not handle the strain.
The post there links to the overall operating budget to keep LISTen afloat. This is the same clickable button shown on the budget page:
While other podcasts are talking about the aftermath of MacWorld and CES, LISTen capitalizes instead on how it couldn't be there. This episode brings an installment of Tech for Techies that goes hardcore looking at planning online media production. A commentary is also presented in the matter of the upcoming change in policy by OCLC relating to data ownership. In between those two pieces an audio news release from the National Institutes of Health is aired relating to the availability of genetic data sets.
A vodcast episode has additionally been released this week. This is its embedded player:
Such can be directly downloaded from this link.
First referenced microblog post by Leo Laporte
Second referenced microblog post by Leo Laporte
Code4Lib wiki page on the OCLC policy matter
Library Journal report on the policy matter
It is my pleasure to announce that the production audio engineer for LISTen, Michael J. Kellat, was re-elected tonight to the board of directors of the Guitar Society of Las Vegas for a one-year term. The next board of directors meeting will determine whether he remains an Events Director for the society.