NPR reports that one-third of museums in the United States are at risk of closure in 2020 due to the continuing coronavirus crisis. Their story was based upon a survey conducted by the American Alliance of Museums.
An FCC advisory committee is holding a virtual workshop on August 3rd to examine the role of libraries relative to broadband adoption. Submissions from the public will be accepted in written form. Details on connecting are contained in their press release PDF.
Remember FriendFeed? It used to be a live social media network popular with librarians. The Register reports that Facebook is killing it off in one month. As of April 9th the service will disappear and it appears that content posted to the service will not be transportable to other formats/networks.
I’ve been away at a job with an employer that is in the middle of a crisis. The crisis has been getting worse and frankly I have not been keeping on top of much of anything. When alternative download formats for podcasts were being rolled out, Archive.org was used for storage. Essentially that acts as our backup. Since the iTunes Music Store has dropped the podcast listing for the time being, users looking for old episodes can visit Archive.org to find more.
As to rebooting the podcast(s), we need to take things one step at a time. I need to ride out the crisis with my current employer as it is. Whether or not my current employer survives the crisis is thankfully not up to me.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NRSVCE) states:
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
As was written in the Ancient Near East, there is a time in which to keep silence. This is one of those times. We apologize for any inconvenience and regrettably note that it may be some time until the program’s return.
For everything there is a season but we just happen to be in a very wrong sort of one.
Due to spending 11 hours visiting an excellent facility outside Ashtabula County operated by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and hideous winter weather increasing travel time in terms of additional hours, there is no episode for release on Wednesday. The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions apologizes for this inconvenience. The second episode originally slated for Wednesday release will in fact be released later this week.
In the meantime, we suggest enjoying an episode or two of the 2013 reboot of The Tomorrow People that is available online.
So this might be a big deal: Google Scholar Library. Google does citation management. http://t.co/0T4W9Ih4VH
— Jason Griffey (@griffey) November 20, 2013
— David Kinzer (@dtkinzer) November 20, 2013
— Graham Fawcett (@gmfawcett) November 20, 2013
Google Scholar library is great idea… until they stop supporting or eff it up with Plus. Use Zotero, kids. OS and proven track record.
— Sarah Glassmeyer (@sglassmeyer) November 20, 2013
Conflicting views over the announcement by Google of Google Scholar Library.
The Star Beacon reports that embattled Ashtabula County District Library will keep its levy win in northeast Ohio. The margin of victory, the difference between votes in favor and votes against, moved from what was previously discussed in LISTen #261 of being only 60 votes to being 94 votes. This will be the first recent locally-derived tax money to fund library operations in lieu of Ohio’s state-administered Libraries & Local Government Fund.