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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #160

This week's episode is somewhat light but, then again, we did some technical experimentation. See below: The traditional audio episode is still posted, too. Related links: 10 years ago today BBCWS dropped SW to N America China Radio International now on your local AM station Former Bulgarian foreign minister calls for 'EU WiFi paradise Web censorship moves West: While few may object to blocking access to child pornography, online restrictions set dangerous precedent.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #158

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #151

This week's episode is brief due to cascading countervailing requirements.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #149

This week's episode contains a rather large news review. There wasn't a major connecting thread to the news this week outside the shutdown-that-was-not. Since that fizzled we look at the scattered news bits that deserve consideration. Related links: Last minute tax filing tips (MP3) Groklaw on shutting down Ann Althouse on a tax base challenge Ars Technica on the first step being taken towards passing House Joint Resolution 37 to kill net neutrality regulations The Register on that procedural step HJR 37 underwent Reuters reporting HJR 37 passing the House, moving on for Senate action Michael Geist on the Conservative Party of Canada's digital economy platform The Librarian in Black against DRM The folks at Defective By Design proposing a Librarians Against DRM group The Free Software Foundation, the parent organization of Defective by Design Gawker: Twitter regresses to infancy Dave Winer's screenshot of Twitter backsliding Reuters on the failure at Twitter PCMag Digital Network on the failure at Twitter The Register on MMS being the new killer app in the mobile space DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #1 DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #2 DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #3 Library of Congress Public Affairs on Deanna Marcum being selected for the Melvil Dewey medal Ars Technica on bandwidth caps around the world Deutsche Welle on publishing translations of German works in the US Library of Congress Public Affairs on new entries to the National Recording Registry Radio Netherlands Worldwide's Media Network blog on Google's attempt to reorganize YouTube to compete with broadcast television Russian internal security agency comes out against Skype Russian internal security agency comes out against Hotmail Reuters on the Russian Federal Security Service complaining about web-based off-shore e-mail providers Deutsche Welle on the Berlin prostitute engaging in the trade of negotiable affections to pay for her PhD studies Amy Buckland referencing the new McMaster University librarian's view that PhDs with non-LIS skill sets may be the future of libraries

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #148

From this week's script: To you, dear listeners, this has some impact. The first is that any read counts on the site for any particular post should be regarded as utterly fictitious. The second is that you really should be using the FeedBurner target for the podcast rather than subscribing directly to the LISNews PHP-generated feed. The third is that our presence in the iTunes Music Store is a bit off-kilter for now and the downloading of individual episodes through that source is not recommended. That whole discussion of the weirdness on LISNews over the past week as well as an expansive news round-up can be found in this week's episode. Related links: LISNews Netcast Network on gpodder.net An example of illegal narcotics becoming a cash crop Associated Press on current economic woes Deutsche Welle on gender imbalance in Wikipedia editor stats Monty The Dog Greenstone 2.84 released Ann Althouse on the New York Times paywall Teleread on per capita distribution of ebook reading Ars Technica on Google's +1 vote up search ranking system CNET's Caroline McCarthy on Google's +1 vote up search ranking system Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals on their awards nominees in the realm of children's books Evan Prodromou on the launch of Freelish.us Ars Technica on data caps becoming a problem in Canada for Netflix Ars Technica on the reduction in wireline broadband bandwidth caps that resulted in Netflix problems John C. Dvorak on the Internet being the new opiate of the masses Creative Commons License
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The Desk Setup: A Look At Librarian Computers

The Desk Setup

Like many technologists, I may have had some vague notion that librarians had something to contribute to discussions about information and metadata and standards and access, but my concept of what librarians did and what they knew probably had more to do with stereotypes and anecdote than on an understanding of reality. Which is a shame. Although in the last few years I think we’ve done a really good job of making clearer connections between libraries and technology, I don’t think anyone is surprised when librarians are omitted from discussions about and between prominent technologists, such as the one facilitated by the Setup. (Note: by “librarians” I mean anyone who works in, with, or for libraries. Hat tip to Eli Neiburger for saying what I’d been thinking, only less clearly, for some time before he said those words out loud.)

Programming Notice for LISTen 125

Due to circumstance beyond our control and by decision of the Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions, episode #125 of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast shall be delayed in its release until 2130 Eastern Time on October 18th. To convert this to your own local time, please consult TimeAndDate.com at this link: http://timeanddate.com/s/1v87 We apologize for any inconvenience caused hereby.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #121

This week's program brings a zeitgeist update and a miscellany of news items.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #116

Strangely enough, this week's episode features appearances from all the air staff. We have an essay about practical electioneering with the New Jersey situation in mind that Andy Woodworth has written about. We also feature readings of a "DJ Read Script" that libraries can give to local radio stations to help keep the fire alive from National Library Week. An interview with the leader of Ubuntu Ohio is also presented as the Lucid Lynx release is discussed.

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