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This week's episode brings interviews with Blake Carver and Boston Public Library's Scott Colford on the FSF DRM Protests this weekend, and more.00:15:37 minutes (6.31 MB)
Even though LISTen is still supposed to be on hiatus the story Thursday morning relative to Amazon's acquisition of Audible created a stir.
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The last episode of the trial season has arrived! Murphy's Law had somewhat held back production which results in the later than normal posting. [Updated at 1133 PST by StephenK: I almost forgot to mention there is a special guest appearing in this episode. There is no blog post related to that appearance. To learn who the special guest is you have to listen]
Links to items referred to in the episode
LISNews: The LISNews 10 Blogs To Read In 2008
LISNews: 10 Non-Librarian Blogs To Read?
LISNews: Making This List Gives Me Stress
LISNews: Facebook Asked to Remove "Scrabulous"
Annoyed Librarian: Failure to Report
Stephen's Lighthouse: It's Not Very Old
LISNews: Steve Jobs: People don't read anymore.
engadget: Sprint announces massive layoffs, store closings amid subscriber defection
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We continue this week with the fifth episode to the six episode trial season. Top stories were highlighted and a web pick was given. A request for feedback was also made.
Links to items referred to in the episode
Cookbook Author Sues Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld for Copyright Infringement and Defamation
Sonora's public library closing book on feral cat flap
I got a job!
Raffaele Farina is Now a Cardinal
Have You Been LISTening? How Do We Sound? -- Blake's request for comments and feedback about the show
The LISten Trial Season Review Survey -- Allow us to learn who our audience is
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The fourth episode of the six episode trial season has a surpise in store.
After the special guest opening we have a breakdown of top stories and blog posts. A special report is given at the end about the upcoming analog to digital switch-over that television broadcasting in the United States will soon face.
Links to some of the items mentioned on the podcast:
What Do You Want To Read About On LISNews In 2008?
LIS Future:A Library Mentor and Leadership Development Wiki
JK Rowling drops hints of possible eighth Harry Potter book
A Misplacement of Vigilance
Cites & Insights 8:1 available
Death to the term "blogosphere"!
NTIA website concerning the switch to digital TV
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With some silliness and some opening drama the New Year's Eve special of LISten is presented. This special is a wee bit longer than normal episodes and had to be posted later in the day due to post-production issues. Our top stories ranged from classification issues to rankings to music and more. Some picks of blogs and podcasts to follow in the new year were also presented. The series audio engineer also makes an appearance at the beginning.
This week's episode is slightly short. Such may well make up for the length last week. The audio quality may be improved, too.
Our top story in hits this week related to Terry Pratchett. Cade Metz of The Register also reported in the past week. Our top story in comments related to a recent Library Student Journal announcement. Our top blog post in both categories was entitled simply: "Power Corrupts".
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This week's episode of LISten brings word of our digital world. Stories about Google, E-Books, and Amazon's Kindle are highlighted. Unique library paint jobs are also mentioned in this week's episode.
As promised in the episode, a link to tech columnist Andy Ihnatko's discussion on the Amazon Kindle is provided for listener enjoyment.
You can catch last week's episode, too, to hear more about what this podcast series is about.1.94 MB
Enjoy the attached first episode of LISten. It is being posted a day early to ensure it works.
[Update by StephenK @ 1826 PST: It appears that the way to subscribe in iTunes for now is to copy the address attached to the orange XML feed button and paste it into the dialog box that pops up after selecting "Subscribe to Podcast"]