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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #134

Ten Stories That Shaped 2010

It's time again to take a look at the memorable headlines of the year.

10. YouTube Sensations

Although viral videos are nothing new, libraries found themselves involved in a few catchy clips this year, and even got Old Spice guy involved in their cause.

9. Libraries and DVDs and Netflix, Oh My

Libraries check out a lot of movies, in case you haven't heard. A library touting their use of Netflix, however, ran afoul of many due to the admitted violation of Netflix's terms of use.

8. Piracy Crackdown

Many Chicken Little essays cropped up over the seizure of domains by Homeland Security, questioning the due process involved and decrying the potential for censorship that the new law affords.

7. Under New Management

The corporate takeover of public libraries and the commercialization of academic libraries should have us all thinking about our workplace of the future.

6. Gizmo of the Year: iPad

Since its spring release, Apple's life-changing tablet has been put to use by many libraries. How is your library using iPads?

5. I For One Welcome Our New Media Overlords

My how times have changed. Gone are the days of video stores and print magazines, right?

4. Web 2.0 Fatigue

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #133

There is no news miscellany this week. We take a look instead in further depth at the zeitgeist on-site.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #132

A key line this week:

"Content remains content regardless of the form it is fixed in."

You'll hear more in this week's episode.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #131

This week's episode brings some quick hits and references WikiLeaks.

Related links:

Since PNLA-L has all these updates on TSA...

As I've seen quite a bit of chatter on library-related e-mail reflectors, it is perhaps best to mirror the new signage the TSA just put out for holiday travel. I'm attaching the PDF here so it will distribute outward as a booklet as far as iTunes is concerned in the podcast feed. Podcast feeds can handle more than just audio and video files...

You can find more signage and the government PSA we'll likely be airing here: http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/holiday_travel.shtm

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #130

Somehow we survived last week's re-transmission of an old-timey Thanksgiving special. This week's episode brings a zeitgeist update and a news miscellany. A book review was planned but that is being held back for a later episode.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #129

This week's episode is a Thanksgiving special bringing a retransmission of the The Durante-Moore Show from 1946. A quick look at the zeitgeist is also presented.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #128

This week's episode is shared between LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast and The Burning Circle. There was supposed to be an interview with Blake Carver of LISHost that did not air due to a lack of sufficient recoverable audio after a telecommunications disruption incident. This week's episode runs down the zeitgeist at LISNews while also talking about news in the Ubuntu realm of Ohio. An essay is presented by Producer Gloria about funding of public institutions. A news miscellany is also presented. Related links: Easter eggs found in Google Maps Techworld Australia on Ubuntu leaping from Xorg to Wayland Ars Technica on the jump to Wayland Michael Geist on Fair Use in the UK BBC News on Burma falling off the Internet Craig Labovitz at Arbor Networks about Burma falling off the Internet The Register on NewScientist's discussion of in-flight communications NewScientist on in-flight communications The Greenstone & Koha integrated LiveCD is released! The Open Respect Project

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