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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #162

"And we're back..." This week's episode looks at what has been happening on LISWire and LISEvents as well as provides a news miscellany. The full links list is available below the fold after the "Read More" link. As we are consolidating ways we can be reached, please be advised that print correspondence and the like should be sent to: Erie Looking Productions P.O. Box 1658 Ashtabula, OH 44005-1658 United States of America

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IT Security For Libraries First In A Series

IT Security In Libraries
8. Social Media Security
7. Practical IT Security
6. Integrating IT Security In Your Library
5. 20 Common Security Myths
4. How To Stay Safe Online
3. Passwords
2. Privacy
1. IT Security Foundations

Today's post is long on theory. I'll argue that most any library can be a target, and present some ideas on how to make things more secure in your library.
My first post will cover privacy, because I think it's closely related to security, and it's something we as librarians take seriously. Then I'll cover a bunch of ways to stay safe online, how to secure your browser, PC and other things you and your patrons use every day. I'll also cover some common security myths. Then we'll talk passwords: everything has a password now, and I want to make sure we all understand what it takes to make your password as secure as possible. Then we'll talk network security for a bit, followed by hardware and PC security. Then I'll focus on security issues that you'll find in your library. And last, but not least, some things I think you'll find interesting that sysadmins do with servers to make things safer for you, and that you'll never see as an end user.

2011 Summer Hiatus

It seems that LISTen: An LISNews.org Program will take a couple weeks off to tend to local politics.

As noted above in a notice posted to Identica, LISTen: An LISNews.org Program is going to be taking a couple weeks off. There are some matters of local government politics that the air staff will be tending to. There is a ballot access deadline coming up and we want to do what we can to help a particular local matter onto the ballot before then.

Barring unforeseen consequences, LISTen: An LISNews.org Program will return to air on 8 August 2011.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #160

This week's episode is somewhat light but, then again, we did some technical experimentation. See below: The traditional audio episode is still posted, too. Related links: 10 years ago today BBCWS dropped SW to N America China Radio International now on your local AM station Former Bulgarian foreign minister calls for 'EU WiFi paradise Web censorship moves West: While few may object to blocking access to child pornography, online restrictions set dangerous precedent.

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Programming Note Relative To 4 July 2011

There will be an episode of LISTen: An LISNews.org Program released on 4 July 2011 notwithstanding the holiday in the United States of America.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #159

This week's episode is light in recognition of the ALA Annual hang over. We feature a music break by northeast Ohio band Antiquitous. The song "Ed and Elaine's Promenade" is from their upcoming album "Nexus of the Ley Lines" and was composed by Mister Engineer. Antiquitous describes themselves with: "New melodies from ancient voices for a modern world." A more substantial episode will come once the ALA Annual hang over has passed. A link dump has been posted in the mean time.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #158

Delayed Notice LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #158

Just a quick note, the LISNews podcast is going to be delayed a day or two this week. Stephen will have a new episode posted ASAP. In the meantime, here's a monkey washing a cat:

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #157

This week's solitary episode talks about e-mails and unintended consequences of Freedom of Information legislation. Highlights from LISEvents.com, LISWire.com, and the slush pile are also presented. Related links: Wolper Extends Its Partnership with Copyright Clearance Center Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press "Freedom of Information" Service Center 3News: Palin emails let old media test new media methods Rhodri Marsden: Boring emails that are the stuff of life

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #156

This week's second episode brings the essay that was teased out earlier about libraries needing to take stands to bolster their identity. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, the counterpart in the United Kingdom to the ALA, is mentioned. Thursday's bit of Profile America is also presented. Related links: The Annoyed Librarian: Libraries, Literacy, and the Poor Stephen Abram talking about what the brand of libraries is Pew Internet & American Life Project on the surprisingly small user base for Twitter compared to all online adults in the US Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals on libraries making differences in lives Bloomberg Businessweek on the financial state of the United States Postal Service Ed Corrado: MARC is better than Dublin Core Ed Corrado: RDA and transforming to a new bibliographic framework

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #155

This week's first episode brings a teaser discussing the difference between rattling off stats and talking about benefit statements for individuals. This will be further explored later this week. LISTen #156 is scheduled for release Wednesday.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #154

This week's episode brings an essay about a new attempt at fracturing the Internet which will otherwise alter the knowledge ecology. More than oil emanates from the Middle East. A microblog feed has been instituted for items from the slush pile that do not otherwise make it to air. You can find such on Twitter at ELPPILE and on Identica at ELPSLUSH. Related links: Radio Netherlands Worldwide Media Network blog highlighting Iran's attempt to fracture the Internet Internet luminary Dave Winer on Iran's attempt to fracture the Internet Wall Street Journal on Iran's attempt to fracture the Internet Nova: The Cuban take on Linux CIA World Factbook on Cuba CIA World Factbook on Iran CIA World Factbook on raw amounts of Internet users ranked by nation-state

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In lieu thereof...

In light of systems maintenance that has already been put off for about one month, things could not be put off any longer. There is no episode this week. A new episode is expected to be released on May 30th. This happens. (Click "Read More" for the rest of the post)

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #153

(Posted early by direction of The Producer) This week's episode features an interview with Patrick Frey of Patterico's Pontifications about the recent Blogger disruption and an unseemly incident that arose from it. An essay and a news miscellany are also featured. Related links: Ed Bott: Blogger outage makes case against cloud-only strategy Instapundit on the outage at the Ann Althouse blog Patterico: On nitecruzr and the memory hole Patterico: The full support thread saved from expurgation Google's copy of the support thread with expurgations bin Laden and mechanical backhaul for e-mail The Register on the bin Laden e-mail cache Wizzy Digital Courier, a lab set-up solution that can use mechanical backhaul Evan Prodromou highlighting the launch of Open Font Library and Open Clip Art Library 3.0 Dave Winer on super-injunctions GigaOm on super-injunctions Dave Winer on Web 2.0 Expiration Date National Review Online's Media Blog on New York Times online traffic Library of Congress press office announcing awards in federal librarianship CBC News: Kutcher to join Two and a Half Mean

Other found things...

BILL CLINTON IS A XXXXXXXXXXXXX -- Midwest Conservative Journal
Coyle's InFormation: Dystopias
"Really, if we don't do this, the future of libraries and research will be decided by Google. There, I said it."
Voices for the Library» Blog Archive » Are volunteers happy to run libraries?
Senate bill gives feds power to order piracy site blacklisting
Rutgers team proposes Net alternative
Rutgers team proposes Net alternative
Spammer-in chief? | Gene Healy | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner
New graphics engine imperils users of Firefox and Chrome
CILIP | Clear messages
New resources to demonstrate value of further education libraries
The Business Rusch: Writing Like It’s 1999 | Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Business Rusch: Advocates, Addendums, and Sneaks, oh my! | Kristine Kathryn Rusch
How Robber Barons hijacked the "Victorian Internet"

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LISTen 152 delayed

Due to a deer strike incident and other extenuating factors beyond our control, the release of LISTen 152 and Burning Circle 29 is delayed until 0300 UTC on 11 May 2011.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #151

This week's episode is brief due to cascading countervailing requirements.

Related links:

Kindle, Nook, Other E-Readers Wrecking Publishing Industry: Report - Desktops and Notebooks - News & Reviews - eWeek.com - e...
Apple comments on iPhone location storm, software update soon
Facebook shoots first, ignores questions later; account lock-out attack works (Update VIII)
The PhD problem: are we giving out too many degrees?
Extending WiFi to one mile, thanks to empty TV channels
How do you use 1Gbps Internet links? Chattanooga residents find out
Money flowing into "open courseware" on college campuses
Amazon gets 'F' for communication amidst cloud outage
Five amazing computers for under £100
Did PlayStation Network hackers plan supercomputer botnet?
Bike Messengers Pedal Past Bandwidth in Data Race | Raw File | Wired.com
The Volokh Conspiracy » Ninth Circuit Holds That Violating Any Employer Restriction on Computer Use “Exceeds Authorized Access” (Making It a Federal Crime)
Superman threatens to renounce US citizenship - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Attackers Can Use IPv6 to Launch Man-in-the-Middle Attacks - Security - News & Reviews - eWeek.com
Kyiv Post. Independence. Community. Trust - Russia and former Soviet Union - Russia could propose Internet copyright regulation idea - president
Reform the PhD system or close it down : Nature News
In defense of military science fiction | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics
Raymund Paredes: $10,000 Degrees "Entirely Feasible" — Higher Education | The Texas Tribune
Why You Should Think Twice About Opting-In to the Delicious-AVOS Transfer | ZDNet
Sony apologizes for data breach but can't rule out credit card data theft | World | Deutsche Welle | 01.05.2011
BBC News - Sony to resume some PlayStation gaming services
Gas prices keep rising

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Sounding Off

The Air Staff at Erie Looking Productions invites readers and listeners to call in their reactions to two recent posts floating around in the realm of the Internet. The first is a post to LISNews talking about CNET Editor-at-Large Brian Cooley's view of libraries. The second is a post at National Review Online's The Corner where Christian Schneider takes a fairly dim view of modern public libraries in the United States. The voicemail inbox is powered by Google Voice so clicking the widget below will facilitate easy access: You can also call 702-714-0397 from your own phone. The deadline for receiving voicemails in reaction to either or both of those posts is Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 01:00:00 UTC/Zulu. Clicking on the date/time mention will bring up a converter to place such in your local time context. The best messages received may be played on-air during the next episode of LISTen: An LISNews.org Program. Remember to keep it under a minute and to give a quick mention of who you are when you call.

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