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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.)

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #125

This week's somewhat (still) delayed episode brings a zeitgeist review, a news miscellany, an essay, and a notice of a possible future event.

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 #122

This week's episode is not graced by that man of mystery, Blake Carver. In lieu thereof we check the zeitgeist for stories AND blog posts, bring an essay about the comments debate on-site, and a quick news miscellany.

Eventually Blake will be making an appearance. We're working on it.

On giving up on commenting, or commenting anonymously

This is only appearing here, not in my real blog, because it's entirely about an aspect of LISNews that I believe has reached FAIL! stage. To wit, commenting.

I just checked articles with comments over the past couple of days--34 comments in all. Of those, exactly five were clearly signed (three by me, two each by two other people) and two more were pseudonymous. The rest--27, or nearly 80% of the total--were anonymous. (Oops. Now it's 28 of 35, or exactly 80% of the total.)

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

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

Who the Heck is This Birdie Person?

I love contributing to LISNews, it's sort of my hobby (would-be journalist) and Blake is the best to work with.

If you want to find out a bit more about me and my business In My Book (great for the Friends of the Library Shop
http://inmybook.com )
you might want to listen to my recent radio interview on WOR-AM (13 minutes more or less):
http://podcast.wor710.com/wor/2575218.mp3

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #120

This week's episode brings a zeitgeist recap, a programming note apologizing for a deviation from forecast content, a book review in the segment-sized Tech for Techies, and a packed miscellany.

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