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Disruption Notice for the Week of November 25, 2012

Due to illness, injury, and increasing incidence of power disruptions since the late hours of November 21st there shall be no episode of LISTen: An LlSNews.org Program released during the week of November 25, 2012. It is not expected that any special episodes will be released during the week. The next anticipated release date, barring further unique and/or interesting complications, is December 3, 2012.

In the intervening time, we recommed that you enjoy Episode 116 of The Incomparable hosted by Jason Snell as the panel talks about reading, libraries, and non-librarian experiences with library ebook lending.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #222

This week's episode starts off with a brief economic discussion and then heads into a news miscellany. Believe it or not, LISTen has now been around for five years as of this week.

To cheat and spoil the last lines of this episode:

This episode came to you from the south shores of Lake Erie. This program first originated from metro Las Vegas. Where might it come from at this time next year?

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #221

This week's program has a bit of an essay on economic concerns that talks about shooting for "doing less, better" instead of "doing more with less" while also presenting a news miscellany. Reference is also made to a disturbing attack on members of the news media in Oakland, California.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #220

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #219

Strangely enough, we've got a special episode of LISTen to talk about knowledge ecology infrastructure damage caused by that storm named Sandy. The next regular episode is set for release on or near 12:01 AM Eastern on November 5th.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #218

This week's episode brings discussion of preparing to respond appropriately to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath as well as a news miscellany.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #217

Of Cesspools and Logistics

So, we've got our own in-house cesspool

I recognize that The Annoyed Librarian made light of the grocery purchase link that takes you to Amazon. You have to remember that Ashtabula is in an odd location. Our local groceries that survive have selections that are decreasing in breadth. 2011 and 2012 have been years where the big news has been the departure of stores and sellers rather than grand openings. According to Mapquest, it remains an almost 45 mile trip one-way just to get to the closest outlet of Barnes and Noble. To get to a decent grocery store in terms of selection (i.e. they have more than just one generic bland flavor of decaf), it is a 25 mile trip one-way. The next closest array of groceries and other shopping locations that offer shopping selection variety are 40 miles away one-way.

Considering the price of gasoline, we're more than happy to offload the logistics cost to Amazon instead. We've done a couple test runs purchasing decaf tea from Amazon's grocery section to good effect. Groceries can't be returned to Amazon and we would have a hard time reselling such. Instead of financial support possibly being put to interesting uses, food purchased from the link in show posts has one destination: appetites of Air Staff members.

Instead of getting any production or writing done this morning, Roto Rooter is visiting this morning. This is not a free visit as we have an in-house cesspool that we did not previously know about. We also had a mixer board die during the middle of production Sunday night. The food purchases picked at the wishlist link are bulk buys that would definitely be eaten that would let us reallocate dollars from grocery purchasing to replacing and fixing hardware.

Sometimes we forget to mention what the rationale behind actions are. While I hunt down the check book to pay the gentleman from Roto Rooter, that's something you can think about...


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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #216

This week's episode mysteriously dispenses with Profile America so that attention can be paid to the matter of Diplomats Dancing in Dubai in December...which is to say, we talk about some ramifications of the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #215

This week's episode brings a discussion of the infamous Case Omega that deals with freedoms being extinguished online, a segment-sized edition of the infamous Tech for Techies talking about the joys of teleprompters, and a news miscellany.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #214

This week's episode features a chat with Dan Lynch of Sixgun Productions in Liverpool about changes in the UK library world relative to the UK government reviewing the possibility of e-book lending there. Madam Producer also discusses a new report by Freedom House about Internet Freedom in the context of this week being Banned Books Week.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #213

This week's episode is hurriedly uploaded as Time Warner Cable suffered a regional outage immediately after we concluded recording. Contingency plans began executing until access came back up. Infrastructure along Lake Erie's south shore should not provide as much excitement as it does when it fails.

This week's episode provides a brief follow-up to last week and presents a news miscellany. It is specifically noted in the program that the Air Staff is currently best reached by hitting the contact form and selecting podcast producers instead of via comments left on LISNews. At the least we know e-mails sent via the contact form will forward to team member cell phones.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #212 / Burning Circle Episode 83

This week's episode is jointly numbered with Ubuntu Ohio -- Burning Circle and speaks to a situation that arose over the last week in North Africa.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #211

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #210

Labor Day 2012 Delay

Due to the Labor Day holiday in the United States and Canada, release of the program is delayed until later in the day on Monday, September 3, 2012.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #209

An extract from this episode's speaking script: "This program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license. We made this shift going forward when the Arab Spring kicked off. Under this license, you are fully free to go ahead and redistribute this program. Reformatting this program to being on a burnt audio compact disc or lining it out to conventional cassette tape is not just possible but encouraged. In a time when people are shunning conventional media for Internet-based streams, little thought is given to what happens when the streaming infrastructure goes away." Yeah, we're thinking about Hurricane Isaac with that initial discussion in the episode. A news miscellany is also presented as promised in LISTen #208. Direct Download/Play In Browser: Ogg Vorbis Audio Related links: Free Speech Radio News Rathole Radio Shows at TWiT.tv Ars Technica: How one man is bringing VoIP, 'Net access where telecoms fear to tread The Hill: FCC eyes tax on Internet service The Register: Disable Java NOW, users told, as 0-day exploit hits web The Register: UK ISPs crippled by undersea cable snap Software Freedom Day 2012 The Verge: FCC broadband report finds widespread coverage, but many people aren't signing up Musings About Librarianship: "We’re a copy-and-paste profession" Coyle's InFormation: Future Format: Goals and Measures

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #208

This week's regular episode presents an essay. A news miscellany will be posted as a separate episode Wednesday. Direct Download/Play In Browser: Ogg Vorbis Audio

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #207

We're back! LISTen is off hiatus with this episode. There are two essays of which one is inspired by a modest proposal made once upon a time by author Jonathan Swift. The other deals with infrastructure. A news miscellany is also presented.

By command of the producer, the following link is provided to the groceries wishlist she discusses in-episode: http://amzn.com/w/35SWMCWPMXDJE

Play this program directly in your browser if you use a modern Firefox or right-click to download: Ogg Vorbis Audio

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Bibliofuture's comment on political posts

Press release on author Nicholas Sparks

Announcement of the 2012 Dublin Core conference in Malaysia

Sec4Lib Wiki Revitalization

Glenn Harlan Reynolds on US electrical infrastructure dangers

Heritage Foundation on US electrical infrastructure preparedness

Commentary at The Washington Examiner on possible national electrical grid issues

The GAO report cited by The Washington Examiner above

Instapundit on news of Saylor Foundation offering free courses

Inside HigherEd on news of Saylor Foundation offering free courses in concert with Excelsior College

Catalogablog on the release of a Digital Curation Resource Guide

Karen Coyle on “The Success Paradox”

France24 on Google re-ranking downward sites with high amounts of take-downnotices

Cyrus Farivar on the Google re-ranking issue

France24 on Mark Thompson taking the helm at the New York Times

The Verge on rumors of a new satellite broadband offering for rural USA

Cyrus Farivar on CleanIT plans in Europe

The Register on the Iranian clean national intranet deployment date slipping again

Glynn Moody on paying for F/LOSS programs

“Mitt the Fraudulent, Murdering, Death-Squad Profiteer — And It’s Only August 10!”

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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.

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