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LISTen: The Podcast -- Episode #15

This week's episode brings interviews with Great Western Dragon and Don Reisinger. Great Western Dragon, otherwise known as Dr. Daniel Messer, related his experience with the Virtual Conference part of PLA 2008 National. Don Reisinger chatted about tech issues in society. Although a commentary was planned it was cut due to time. At the end of the podcast a specific invitation is given. There is discussion of having a live call-in segment be taped in the week ahead. The night for such is tentatively set for April 4th. Five listeners at a minimum must call LISTen's production team to signify their willingness and intent to participate. If at least five listeners are heard from by a specific point then details on how to participate will be posted to LISNews. Time conversions will be available in the links to find out when things are set to happen even if not in Las Vegas. Contact numbers include: +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) My status (Skype for anybody who does not want to or cannot call by phone) Links to things referenced: Twitter of Great Western Dragon Twitter of Don Reisinger PLA 2008 Virtual Conference An example from Jeff Macpherson of a "Rickroll" How to determine what Stephen means time-wise for the call deadline How to determine what Stephen means time-wise as to when he plans the live call-in segment taping
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A Special Message

Even though not quite an episode, the message relates to a step LISTen wants to take in expanding reach.

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LISTen: The Podcast -- Episode #14

This week's episode includes an interview and a commentary. Josh Neff of Johnson County Library spoke with Stephen Kellat and Connie Crosby about Library Camp Kansas. The commentary was presented by Stephen Kellat relative to recent news and contained his analysis. Links referred to: Library Camp Kansas Library Camp Syracuse OPAL - Online Programming for All Libraries
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Libraries As The People's University: A Charge To Keep

More than this is available in this week's podcast! --
Over the week that was I happened upon an article in the Daily Telegraph. In an opinion piece entitled, How the Rumour Mill mafia is destroying everybody's savings, Jeff Randall discussed the concept of the Rumor Mill and how it impacts our Amazoogle World today. A matter like this has everything to do with librarianship....

LISTen is going after radio affiliates?

Yes, you read that title right. As of this morning there were some calls made. None were fruitful. A somewhat positive e-mail was received later in the day from one potential radio affiliate.

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LISTen: The Podcast -- Episode #13

This week's edition of LISTen is helmed by the show's audio engineer, Mike Kellat, and brings two interviews as well as a feature. The Shadow Minister for Education in the Australian state of Victoria, Martin Dixon, talked to Stephen Kellat about recent literacy initiatives there. Participants from Uncontrolled Vocabulary spoke to Stephen about their views of podcasting. Mike presented another edition of Tech for Techies about the mechanics of production. Contributions were also sought in the episode.

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LISTen: The Podcast -- Episode #12

This week's episode of LISTen brings a panel discussion with Andrea Mercado, Aaron Schmidt, and Nate Hill about the case of librarianship perhaps becoming less complex work. A quick look at the zeitgeist was also included at the start of the episode.

Links to blogs of panel participants:
Andrea Mercado
Aaron Schmidt
Nate Hill

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Podcasts Are Back Online

Just a quick note: I done busted the Podcast ( at some point recently. If you tried to have a LISTen recently and didn't get anything, go right ahead and try again, it should work now.

LISTen: The Podcast -- Episode #11

The podcast this week brings two interviews. One interview is with Connie Crosby about PodCamp Toronto and lessons for librarianship. The other interview is with tech columnist Don Reisinger about technology use. A note at the end explains why episode twelve will be different and invites listener responses.

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LISTen: The Podcast -- Episode #10

This week's edition of LISTen brings two interviews about cataloging and use of things born digital. I talk with Steven Bowers The Director of Detroit Area Network (DALNET) at Wayne State University who oversees a project that catalogs Youtube videos, and Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian at The Nebraska Library Commission to talk about Cataloging Creative Commons materials. I finish up this week with a commentary inspired by John Berry in which I ask where has the magic of the library gone? Links referred to:
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