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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #111

First we have a word from producer Gloria Kellat:
Folks! The team behind LISTen is getting set to bring you a print supplement to LISNews. Would you like to immortalize yourself in the very first LISNews Bulletin? Since we are trying to raise capital to cover printing costs so that we can give out the Bulletin as a free market test at Computers in Libraries 2010, we are putting together a patrons page. For USD$10 you can be listed as a supporter of an offline counterpart to LISNews. With just 10 patrons we can have 70-100 copies of the Bulletin to give out at Computers in Libraries 2010. For more details please contact me at [email protected] before April 1st and make sure you put "Patron Page" on the subject line.
And now back to the regularly scheduled show post... Recognizing that Health Care Reform is dominating the news in North America and squeezing out other news channels, we have a miscellany this week in addition to leaking more details about what this LISNews Bulletin is envisioned to be. Related links: What on earth we were referring to as to the posting time The Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 Unported License Jessamyn West on her bridging the Digital Divide presentation Access to the slides from Jessamyn's presentation PDF of the essay on online censorship Dan Lynch on the Digital Economy Bill BBC News on Chinese fears of intimacy between Google and the US Government Declan McCullagh on the toning down of the cyber-security bill before the US Congress Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Pennsylvania municipalities going bankrupt Room of Infinite Diligence relative to New Zealand filtering

Piercing Curtains

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #110

This week's podcast took a different operational stance in recording. Instead of the usual cassette deck, we shifted instead to a reel-to-reel system: Special Rigging for LISTen 110 If you click the picture above you can see a larger version of that snapshot. The computer pictured functioned essentially as an overgrown cart machine. This week's episode was recorded on a 1978 TEAC 3340S deck at 7.5 ips on normal bias. The other deck we were working with was intended to give more of a 1970's audio vibe but the recorded results sounded like chipmunks on a methamphetamine binge. News was slow this week and budget constraints dictated that South by Southwest Interactive was not happening for the air staff. A miscellany is presented as well as a zeitgeist review. Related Links: National Bookmobile Day Omeka in the Cloud StatusNet Cloud Service Enters Public Beta LISNews Pinger On Identica LISFeeds Pinger on Identica LISFeeds John C. Dvorak on the media dead pool Whitney Georgina Hess on learning leadership The Register on the Ubuntu theme makeover The Register on BBC cuts

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #109

This week's episode brings word of a developing story relative to the logistics back-end to interlibrary loans in the United States as well as discussion of the digital divide from a practical perspective. The BBC World Service is used as the example in the essay.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #108

This week Stephen moved away from the microphone as long-time engineer Mike Kellat took charge instead. This episode has a zeitgeist recap and talks briefly about the situation post-earthquake in Chile. Practical suggestions are offered as to worthwhile avenues of action by concerned library personnel.

In addition to the audio program an attempt was made to reformat one of the segments of LISTen 107 as an animation bit.

Blogging By Hand

Power outages during snow storms are not fun. While power has been restored (for now?), the following handwritten bit of blogging is posted as an attached PDF talking about format diversification.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #107

Technical issues continue to plague us at Erie Looking Productions. LISTen #107 is a lost episode as there will be no recorded audio for this one. The unedited script that has none of the usual handwritten corrections or any ad-libs by the presenter is instead released for consideration. Links to matters referenced are shown as footnotes in the attached PDF file. This peculiar release is made under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

While we plan to release LISTen #108 on March 1st, this is dependent upon us chasing down electrical shorts and other complications. Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this difficult time.

(Mirrored at Internet Archive)

Programming Advisory For LISTen 107

Notice

Due to circumstances beyond our control it appears that LISTen #107 is delayed until further notice. We are trying to excise gremlins from the system but having a tired crew decreases the value of any attempted efforts. Our target is to get the episode out later Monday after some sleeping hours can be had.

Thank you for your patience in this difficult hour.

Dousing Firewalls

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