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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 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 Podcast shall be delayed in its release until 2130 Eastern Time on October 18th. To convert this to your own local time, please consult at this link: We apologize for any inconvenience caused hereby.

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #123

LISTen: An 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.

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #121

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

LISTen: An 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.

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #119

This week's episode is truncated due to the Labor Day holiday. A recap of the LISNews zeitgeist as well as a miscellany of things we found on the web is presented. There are no public service announcements aired during this episode.


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