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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #92

This week's episode talks about two proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission that librarians have an interest in. Other notable headlines are also discussed. Related links: Daylight Savings Time Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Net Neutrality (PDF File)

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #90

This week the podcast originates from our Ohio team. First up is a miniature installment of Tech for Techies where we discuss why you should not take LISTen #89 as a blueprint for your own endeavors. After that there is discussion of Google Books, Google Groups, and "Institutional Attention Deficit Disorder". The episode wraps up with a multi-faceted business statement.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #89

The big networks have contingency plans with alternate studios. When ABC cannot produce evening news in New York, a back up is available in London. When our eastern US operating site isn't able to act, our western US site can sometimes take action. Through a great degree of improvisation this week's podcast was presented by our western engineer, Mike Kellat. First up we go through the zeitgeist review. Secondly we talk about the post-tsunami situation in American Samoa while mentioning one local religious group that is taking action. So far no needs have been heard from the territory's two lending libraries although one was within the immediate target area of a wave. The two elders who oversee Tafuna Church of Christ are respectively the territory's Chief Forester and a former head of the local bar association. Their mailing address mentioned in the episode is: Tafuna Church of Christ P.O. Box 326 Pago Pago, AS 96799-0326 Their contact telephone number is +1 684 699 8763. Their contact e-mail is [email protected] Be forewarned that even though the territory is a US jurisdiction calls to it are often billed on par with international calling. For cell phone users in the United States, expect the cost per minute for calling to range in dollars per minute. Skype is preferable for making contact. After that we take a look at the report of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. The report was released on Friday on a day normally known for bad news being buried. The episode wraps up with a miscellany of nuggets. Related links: Profile America Script Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy Knight Commission's Report Referenced post by Henry Jenkins Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #162 Reuters on talks between Comcast and NBC Universal CNET on talks between Comcast and NBC Universal Adrian Kingsley-Hughes on Amazon deletion policy David Bigwood on web services reliability Larry Dignan on Earthlink's plan to speed up dial-up

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #88

This week's episode brings a discussion of the digital divide. The discussion is meant to start discussion about the issue while pointing out links to further non-LIS discourse in the matter. Some thoughts are thrown out at ways to bridge the digital divide that might involve materials reformatting.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #85

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. Related links: Reuters story on Broadband Plan The Register on RF Spectrum Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #158 Engadget on the Sharp PC-Z1 Additional piece on the Sharp PC-Z1

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #84

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. Remember, the following addressing works for sending submissions on physical media: 2348 Dewey Road Ashtabula, OH 44004-9656 United States of America The United States Postal Service Price Calculator may be useful in regards to that. There are similar calculators for New Zealand, Australia, The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada. Related links: Script to the episode of Profile America aired PC World on the Sony Reader Article discussing Ericsson managing Sprint's network International Telecommunications Union history 47 CFR 2.106 CIA World Factbook page on Iraq "Spectrum Allocation, Assignment and Enforcement" Slackware 13 Release Announcement openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 6 Release Announcement New York Times on Net Neutrality Using & managing UUCP by Ed Ravin UNIX Shell Providers listing The Linux Outlaws

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #83

This episode is a short one. It has been another slow news week with few noteworthy items. The top stories of the past week and a couple briefs are presented in this example of brevity.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #82

This week's episode is short as we are still ironing out technical issues on the farm. Not all systems are working right when it comes to broadband. The episode attempts to serve as a quick round-up.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #81 -- Low Bandwidth Version

This episode starts off with a segment-sized edition of Tech for Techies in which the program's western engineer spoke about the new production arrangements. After that an essay is presented as an initial look at alternative ways libraries can help bridge the digital divide. Such is only a start and another essay is expected in the following episode. After that the zeitgeist review over LISNews for the previous week is given. The episode wraps up with a discussion of the new recording arrangements while also explaining how submissions can be made for air. Due to the restrictions present in rural broadband in Ohio's largest rural county, a shift to physical media exchange is required. Such is more explained in the closing although the following contact addresses were given: For physical mail: 2348 Dewey Road, Ashtabula, OH, 44004-9656 For the western engineer: [email protected] For the program presenter: [email protected] Related links: Profile America transcript on the Smithsonian Institution Bloomberg Report on Unemployment Figures Release Friday The Bureau of Labor Statistics Release Bloomberg Reported On Internet Engineering Task Force RFC 976: UUCP Wizzy Digital Courier Offline Mirror Options Relative To Wikipedia Additional Option For Mirroring Wikipedia In Bandwidth-Impaired Settings Where Collaborators Exist Gnash Low-Bandwidth Feed of This Week in Tech LNN Experimental low-bandwidth feed Bashpodder The Cited Terms of Service From the BBC as to Podcasts They Release BBC Podcasting Portal Diggnation NIH on Collaboration With Wikimedia
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