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LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #46

This week's episode features original material and no interviews. A book review as well as a Linux flavor "first look" are presented. A commentary is also featured in the episode.

Related links:
Main download site for Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
Unetbootin
The book reviewed

And the product review in video form:

12:20 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #45

This week's episode brings a discussion involving Stephen, Blake, and Mike Meloni in Australia. The topic discussed was Internet censorship in one particular part of the Anglosphere. Considering the decisions of the US Supreme Court in recent years to apply wholly alien legal principles from abroad in the US, something like this happening in one part of the Anglosphere may flow outward.

A commentary is also presented in regards to two recent stories on LISNews.

Related links:
Piece by Michael Meloni discussing the Australian net censorship proposals
Discussion from ZDNet's Australia section about telecommunications market issues there
Reporting from ComputerWorld in the matter (WARNING: Some language may be deemed offensive in the report text)
Post discussing a possible re-imagining of librarian education
Post discussing a future without physical library buildings
Press release on the BlogWorldExpo disc offering

And here is the commentary in video form:
-- Read More

30:57 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #44

This week's episode brings an interview cross continents about censorship. The censorship case happens to be happening in Australia. An anti-censorship activist, Michael Meloni, was interviewed about the matter as inquiries to the Australian government department concerned went unanswered. Electronic Frontiers Australia has presented online a background review of the issue.

A book also received a brief review.

20:45 minutes (8 MB)
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Works in progress for LISTen #44

For the sake of those who want something more than just plain text:

LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode 43

This episode breaks away from the usual mold. With so many events coming up, the team put together a bit of a calendar of upcoming events. The next few weeks may be busy in areas that impact the IT infrastructure of libraries. There also seems to be quite a few elections coming up that might be of interest.

Following the calendar review there is an interview with Library Journal Editor-in-Chief Francine Fialkoff. In the interview the matter of the Annoyed Librarian was discussed as well as changes in the media landscape. Following the interview a commentary is presented in the matter. At the close of the commentary a unique proposal for change to LIS education curricula is pitched.

Wrapping up the episode was the review of stories you might have missed. Also included in the wrap-up was an apology to the person who uploaded an MP3 file to the team that was corrupted and otherwise unrecoverable.

Related links:
New blog home of the Annoyed Librarian
Annoyed Librarian via RSS
Profile page for Ramesh Ponnuru at Washington Post's site
OpenOffice.org version 3.0 (Release Candidate #4)
OpenOffice.org Launch Party Announcement

22:44 minutes (8 MB)
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Have your say on the Annoyed Librarian matter

Blake posted earlier about the hiring of the Annoyed Librarian blogger by Library Journal. David Lee King wrote at his blog about how he no longer trusts Library Journal. Apparently something has gotten the library community agitated.

Have an opinion to express? Wish to ventilate a view? The production team is looking to gather reactions to air in LISTen #43 as part of a segment.

In the United States, you can leave an audio message by caling 646-495-9201 and entering extension 61340 when prompted. As the cost to call a number in the United States is somewhat high for those located outside US borders, an upload widget is provided below to submit MP3 files:

drop.io: simple private sharing

All audio submissions will be reviewed but all may not necessarily make it to air. It is best to identify yourself at the beginning akin to this example: "Hi, this is Libby from Cleveland, home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and I..." To allow time for us to listen to them all and get them edited together, we would need to hear from you by 9 PM Pacific Daylight Time this Friday. There is a converter pre-set to show what that time would be in other locations across the planet.

There is no geographic restriction as to who we are looking to hear from. If you are Tasmania and have something to say in the matter, we'll be more than happy to review what you send. Whether it is Perth or Sudbury or Dublin, this is open to you. -- Read More

LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #42

This week's installment of this news magazine brings three pieces. The first is a bit of reporting on the Steve Jobs heart attack hoax. Following that there is a commentary on librarians and politics. Before the zeitgeist review that shifted to the episode's end, we also have a look at simple steps toward e-mail security.

Related links:
Story by Greg Sandoval at CNET on the Jobs hoax
Ecclesiastes 3:1-9
Google on the use of IMAP with Gmail
United States Computer Emergency Response Team

17:17 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #41

This week's episode is a bit of a break from a very busy week previously. After the information overload of three episodes covering BlogWorldExpo, the team brings an interview with search engine company hakia.

Related links:
Background on hakia
Recent hakia press release that sparked the interview
Part 1 of BlogWorldExpo Coverage
Part 2 of BlogWorldExpo Coverage
Part 3 of BlogWorldExpo Coverage

15:57 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #40

Another look at tear down Wrapping up this week's coverage of BlogWorldExpo 2008, the program's engineer edited down the interviews. Interviews included in this episode involved chats with:

Related links:
The first part of BlogWorldExpo coverage
The second part of BlogWorldExpo coverage

34:44 minutes (8 MB)
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LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #39

An airline?  On Twitter? This week the production team had the opportunity to visit BlogWorldExpo. Many vendors there will not be at Internet Librarian to exhibit and had not ever heard of its existence prior.

Interviews included in this episode involved chats with representatives of:

The final part to our BlogWorldExpo coverage will be released Thursday night Pacific time. That part will be different as some of the extended interviews will be aired. The list of speakers will appear deceptively short but there will still be plenty to listen to.

Related links:
The first part to LISTen's coverage of this event

30:36 minutes (8 MB)
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