This week's program brings a telephone interview with author Dan Flynn of FlynnFiles.com who wrote a piece at The American Spectator that was commented upon by The Annoyed Librarian. After that there are a couple examples provided by federal agencies of how not to do public service announcements. Show More Summary
Radio program - On the Media - A special hour on our changing understanding of ownership and how it is affected by the law. An author and professor who encourages creative writing through plagiarism, 3D printing, fan fiction & fair use, and the strange tale of who owns "The Happy Birthday Song" Download full program here. See a list of the individual segments of the show here.
This week's program is brief as it propounds an alternative in a providing support in a particular case and provides some news briefs. Related links: LISNews: Dale Askey Support Facebook Page Canadian Government Offices in the U.S. PCMag.com:...Show More Summary
This week's program is presented by owner/engineer Mike Kellat as the usual presenter is away. Related links: UK National Libraries Day Jessamyn West: Should it be okay to sue librarians for saying your books are bad? Download here (MP3)...Show More Summary
This week's episode talks about the ethics of information handling, promulgates a reading of a new open source license that could be used in LIS realm software projects, and provides a brief news miscellany. Related links: Associated...Show More Summary
This week's episode looks around the LISHost galaxy while looking at some ambiguous information in a speculative manner. Related links: LISWire: Worch Memorial Public Library Joins COOL and Goes Live on Evergreen Pwnie Express: Pwn Plug...Show More Summary
On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. did what he’d done countless times before: he began building a sermon. And in his sermons King relied on improvisation, drawing on sources and references that were limited only by his imagination and memory. Show More Summary
On January 11, 26-year-old hacker, programmer, and activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide. He had a history of depression and faced federal prosecution for downloading millions of articles from the online academic article repository JSTOR. Brooke talks to Gawker's Adrian Chen, who wrote about Swartz's legal troubles this week. Download MP3 of piece here.
In last week's episode of Spark, CBC Radio's show on digital culture, host Nora Young interviewed Patrick Cormier, CEO of the Canadian Centre for Court Technology (CCCT), about social media in the courtroom. The Cormier interview is at the beginning of the show and lasts about 12 minutes. Show More Summary
This week's program deals with Wikipedia hoaxing, an Internet icon, and a miscellany of brief items. Related links: The Daily Mail: The war that never was: Most elaborate Wikipedia hoax ever as 4,500 word article on 'Bicholim Conflict'...Show More Summary
The tag line for this week's episode: "Information As Weapon" We've got a bit of an essay talking about that in connection with an awful case in Ohio. Information might want to be free, but couldn't it also be used as a weapon? There's...Show More Summary
In concert with the team behind the Ubuntu UK Podcast, the Air Staff at Erie Looking Productions presented via WBCQ a New Year's Eve special broadcast via shortwave radio. Now that the show has finished being broadcast, it is being made available for download. Download here (MP3). Show More Summary
This week's program episode falls on Christmas Eve. Except for the installment of Profile America for 24 December 2012, no formal content is presented. An episode of "GI Jive" is liberated from the virtual vaults of Archive.org for presentation as well as anthems of the various armed services. Show More Summary
There are no related links this week as there is no miscellany. The President's weekly address dated December 15th is replayed. A brief message relative to the situation in Connecticut is presented along with readings from Psalms and Ecclesiastes. Show More Summary
This week's program has a somewhat cheerful essay talking about cultural balkanization as seen through the lens of mid-season television show cancellations. Notice was also given that there will likely be a special dropped into the feed...Show More Summary
Glen Creason is the map librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library. He's often invited to browse through maps left behind when people die, and recently found hundreds of thousands of maps crammed into every corner of an old bungalow. He rented a truck and doubled the library's map collection in a single day. Treasure Maps on "The Story" on APM Download MP3 of show here.
This week's program has not one but two features from the United States Department of Agriculture that may prove useful to reference librarians and selectors. In the essay we talk about the World Conference on International Telecommunications...Show More Summary
On the Media has an episode each year that focuses on books. The entire program is one hour and you can get the MP3 here. You can see all the individual episodes here. The individual episodes are: Publishing: Adapt or Die How Publishing...Show More Summary
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. Show More Summary
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...Show More Summary