Welcome to a LISTen special! First up we hear from Brenda Chawner of the School of Information Management at VUW about Software Freedom Day in Wellington. After that we discuss some pending legislation relative to newspapers in the United States.
The news stories this week are not that major. This happens when the national debate on health care reform sucks the oxygen out of the arena. The podcast brings a headlines service this week of things you might have missed.
Later this week there is planned to be a special episode in the aftermath of Software Freedom Day.
This week we've got news briefs and talk about the joys of public agency finance. Do you know what a carry-over balance is? Do you know why it matters whether or not your agency has one? Free Library of Philadelphia seems to be a textbook case come to life. We briefly touch upon why in this episode.
This week's podcast is brief in recognition of the Labor Day holiday in the United States and an unanticipated document dump. Some discussion of telecommunications issues that could adversely impact libraries was presented in addition to relaying a notable item from the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.
Notwithstanding Monday being a holiday in the United States of America, there will be an episode of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast released that day. It is strongly advised to hear LISTen #84 beforehand as it covers background material on radio frequency spectrum in its Kindle discussion that will relate to #85 in the anticipated discussion on broadband planning. These are fairly wonkish technical issues that we are trying to explain as simply as possible due to the impending impact on professional practice in libraries.
This week's episode has an oblique reference to Gilligan's Island in it. First up is a discussion of the intricacies of the ITU regulatory processes on the planetary scale. After that is a Linux news brief. Following on the Linux news brief, a discussion of an angle to net neutrality arises. The episode wraps up with a call for submissions.
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