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LISTen: The Podcast -- Episode #26

This week's episode talks about television, Usenet News, and online video-sharing.

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Demographics Survey For Video

I apologize for asking, but for the video system through Blip.TV to work well we need to gather some demographics data. Clicking the button below will take you to that. Filling out the survey helps us immensely as we try to structure video content. Survey

LISTen: The Podcast -- Episode #25

This week's episode features an interview by the podcast audio production engineer with Blake Carver as well as a commentary on the seemingly nebulous yet rather important topic of resilience.

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LISTen: The Podcast -- Episode #24

This week's episode brings an interview with Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback about a recent Denial of Service incident they suffered. Another installment of Tech for Techies talks about lessons learned from the Revision3 incident and begins a discussion about the need to consider infrastructure. Although the production team is aware of the incident at Softlayer that not only affected multiple LISHost clients not to mention the Volokh Conspiracy group blog, this episode is not covering that. We are waiting until Episode #25 to do that perhaps.

Related links:
Blog post by Revision3 CEO about the attack
The podcast Stephen will be guest hosting

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LISTen: The Podcast -- Episode #23

This week's episode, while having somewhat of an AM radio feel due to the compression happening, brings an interesting mix. Interviews with librarians K. G. Schneider and Kathryn Greenhill are included in the episode. A commentary about Twitter comes in near the end with a unique suggestion that perhaps OCLC should buy Twitter out. Even though posted slightly late, this Memorial Day weekend edition of LISTen has plenty packed inside.

Related links:

Blog of K. G. Schneider
Blog of Kathryn Greenhill
Australian Library and Information Association website for Library and Information Week
Blog post about Twitter systems failure
Post by Ariel Waldman referenced in the commentary

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LISTen: The Podcast -- Episode #22

This week's episode brings another installment of Tech for Techies as well as a commentary and a word from the audio engineer. The episode ran short as we had to handle the loss of a previously planned interview. An administrative trivia note at the end of the episode noted that next week's episode will post at the usual time in the usual way notwithstanding there being a holiday in the United States.

If your library has something happening that you think the rest of the profession should know about, why not contact the LISTen team? The e-mail address for that is You can also call the team using the telephone numbers below:

+1 702 425 8547 (United States of America)
+61 03 9018 6749 (Australia)
+64 03 669 0425 (New Zealand)
+44 02895 81 2554 (United Kingdom)

The production team encourages calls from outside the United States from library folk who have perspectives, experiences, and news to share so that others do not "re-invent the wheel". We are able to cope with time zone differences to talk to folks just as much in Cleveland as in Australasia or the British Isles. All you have to do is ask and we then can see what we can do. The team is especially interested in hearing about how professional practice takes place in Commonwealth of Nations realms.

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LISTen: The Podcast -- Episode #21

This week's episode has a bit of a Rod Serling inspired feel to it. As the podcast is not a video one, we can control neither the horizontal nor the vertical. We can present a different look at things, though.

The podcast opens with a zeitgeist check by the podcast audio production engineer. An interview with Blake Carver follows with the fifth installment of Tech for Techies soon thereafter. The podcast audio production engineer wrapped up the episode.

As to the nature of any potential Ghoulardi-inspired podcast, the production team has no known plans.

To contact Stephen via Skype, the button below may be useful:

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To contact the production audio engineer, the Skype button below might be helpful:

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Related links:
When to Say When
Your Big Wig

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An Apology

I want to apologize for accidentally posting last week's episode again for folks to get. I have now posted the correct episode that I recorded with Blake. I was afraid something like this would happen but am grateful that it happened around the twentieth episode instead of earlier.

Downloads and plays at this point should have the new episode in play. If you are wondering why the episode bounced back up on the front page, such was part of trying to get iTunes to see that as an episode revision so that iTunes users would get a re-post with the correct episode. Unfortunately it did not work. Users of iTunes will have to manually download the episode to hear it or would have to engage in the kludge of unsubscribing then re-subscribing to the feed.

How can this be avoided in the future? Well, financial support to the podcast might help to an extent. The past two weeks have been fairly rough with an odd situation at my "day job". At a cost of USD$1,500 per month the podcast could become my day job and this would be my only concern. Such would also free me up to have more flexibility in trying to land interviews and not have to worry about what craziness might erupt at my day job. You can find out how to donate at as well as learn how you can buy ad time to promote either you or your product.

For now, enjoy the newly posted episode. Feel free to leave comments or feedback. Follow the contact details at if you want to try co-hosting the podcast with me via Skype.

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