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Library World Records is back online

The website for Library World Records, the Guinness Book of World Records for libraries and books is now back online.

Library World Records is fascinating book first published in 2004 after research work began on the book in 2002. The book was further extensively updated in a second edition in December 2009. Library World Records provides hundreds of intriguing and comprehensive facts about ancient and modern books, manuscripts and libraries around the world.

A much bigger brand new 3rd edition of the book is being researched at the moment and further details of this brand new edition will be revealed on this website around winter 2012.

Link:
http://www.lwrw.org.uk/Page1.htm

Godfrey
BSc, MSc.
London, Britain.

2012 Podcast Hiatus

This brief announcement by The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions announces a production hiatus effective immediately and lasting until August 20, 2012. Download here (MP3) (ogg), or subscribe to the program (MP3) to have episodes delivered to your media player. We suggest subscribing by way of a service like my.gpodder.org especially as the program is no longer offered via e-mail using FeedBurner due to a recent de-Google that also wiped away the Google Voice line previously mentioned.

"Not The Program" For July 16, 2012

This is not the next installment of this program. Due to a confluence of circumstances, we instead present the story "The Man In The Moon" by George Lefferts that aired in the 1950s radio program Dimension X. Regular programming is currently expected to resume next week after we receive clarification on the public relations tasking Erie Looking Productions is taking on and other detached duties are resolved.

Download here (MP3) (ogg), or subscribe to the program (MP3) to have episodes delivered to your media player. We suggest subscribing by way of a service like my.gpodder.org especially as the program is no longer offered via e-mail using FeedBurner due to a recent de-Google that also wiped away the Google Voice line previously mentioned.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #206

This week's episode is presented by the owner and engineer of Erie Looking Productions, Mike Kellat. He ran his own audio and there are some rough edges. Electricity-related items as well as a news miscellany are presented.

Direct Download (and directly plays in recent versions of FireFox if clicked): Ogg Vorbis Audio

Related Links:
Ars Technica:
For first time ever, US seeking international limits on copyright

Wayne Bivens-Tatum: Theories of Serial Weeding
The Register: Google ditches the bits in the bottom of the box -- Spring cleaning time again at the Googleplex
Morning Bell: Governor Walker Breaks New Ground in Higher Ed

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #206 by Michael J. Kellat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. -- Read More

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #205

This week we talk about preparedness in light of a major part of the "public cloud" being taken offline by a meteorological event, proceed with a news miscellany, and have a curious statement from Madam Producer.

Direct Download Link: Ogg Vorbis Audio

To assist the air staff in covering costs after one member of the crew took not just a pay cut but also an hours cut at their day job, an Amazon list is established here where bulk food items can be purchased and sent to them. A particular newspaper also shows up on the list.

Related Links:
Reuters: Deadly storms leave millions without power in eastern U.S
WKYC: Ohio--State of Emergency, nearly million no power
The Ohio News Network: Federal Assistance Coming To Ohio
The Register: Amazon cloud knocked out by violent storms in Virginia -- Mother Nature huffs and puffs a derecho
The PCMag Digital Network: Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest Restore Services Following Outage
Benjamin Kerensa: Reflecting on Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest Downtime
Voices for the Library: Public Lending Right and volunteer libraries
New York Times: Sweeping Effects as Broadband Moves to Meters
The PCMag Digital Network: Minitel R.I.P. (1982-2012)
France24: Nation bids 'adieu' to 'French Internet'
code4lib: Tools for Reducing and Managing Link Rot in LibGuides
The PCMag Digital Network: Farewell Laptop? Mobile Internet Use Jumps
France24: Americans moving to mobile Internet: survey
Radio Survivor: Ira Glass says stations should junk recycled Car Talk
Michael Geist: UNESCO's 2012 Paris OER Declaration
PDF of the UNESCO declaration on Open Educational Resources
The Register: Gouged by cloud - but it's so convenient
Social Science Research Network: Does the Taxing Clause Give Congress Unlimited Power?

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #205 by The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. -- Read More

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #204

This week's episode presents a news miscellany. As to the fate of LISTen #203...we'll address that another day. Please bear in mind that there has been a de-Google incident which has resulted in there no longer being FeedBurner feeds, delivery of the podcast via FeedBurner e-mail, or the Google Voice line previously mentioned. The podcast masthead has been updated to reflect the changes that occured on Friday.

Direct Download Link: Ogg Vorbis Audio

Related links:
WEWS: NewsChannel5 meteorologist Mark Johnson shows frustration for Miami Heat's win during forecast
Kim Andrew Elliott: "Taking Canada's voice off the world stage."
Slate: We Don’t Need More Scientists—We Need Better Ones
PC World: Chinese Operators Hope to Standardize a Segmented Internet
IETF Network Working Group Draft: DNS Extension for Autonomous Internet(AIP)
Inside HigherEd: When University Presses Fail
PC World: Twitter Downplays Downtime
CBC News: Twitter user who taunted blogger must be ID'd: court
PCMag Digital Network: E-Book Borrowers Scarce at U.S. Libraries
Pew Internet and the American Life Project: Libraries, patrons, and e-books
INFODOCKET: Pew Internet Releases New Report: “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books”
O'REILLY radar: Publishing News: Penguin goes back to the library
The Register: FATTIES are DESTROYING THE WORLD, scream mad professors -- Reiterate call for everyone to become Hobbits
AP News: Ohio candy thief targets mostly peanut butter cups

Creative Commons License

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Final Warning Prior To Terminating FeedBurner Use

Those subscribed to LISTen: An LISNews.org Program via one FeedBurner feed or another must change the feed location in their podcatcher or other RSS reader immediately. The new feed to use is http://www.lisnews.org/taxonomy/term/113/feed and will be going into effect on June 22nd local time in Ashtabula. On and after that day you will no longer receive updates if you subscribe to the podcast via FeedBurner.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #202

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