I spoke to Vermonter Erica Heilman about what I like so much about libraries and technology and why they’re so important. Forty minutes of rural library banter that I think you might like.
A few podcasts I’ve been in recently
Image from Radio Telephony, in the public domain
I was interviewed by Steve Thomas for his Circulating ideas podcast a few weeks ago and interviewed by Kayhan B., Erin Anderson and Doug Mirams for their Bibliotech podcast a week earlier. I don’t listen to many professional-type podcasts but both of these conversations were a really good chance to talk over some of the issues facing the profession today in addition to just me going “bla bla…” about myself. Both shows have had a host of other guests and I’ve been digging around in the archives finding other stuff to listen to. If you’re podcast-oriented, these are two shows to put in regular rotation.
podcast suggest: Unquiet History
For those of you who thrilled to Matthew Battles’ book Library: An Unquiet History should try out his podcast — similarly titled but not library-specific — Unquiet History. I’m currently enjoying listening to a short history of medeival urban garbage. Fun!
WNYC’s Selected Shorts program has done a podcast about libraries in celebration of Edith Wharton’s personal library collection’s return to The Mount. [direct download link 27MB] [thanks scott]
Saving Digital History: Me in Library Journal
My article for Library Journal’s NetConnect called Saving Digital History about archiving digital content is available online. LJ has done something weird and terrible with their web layout so that it’s now somewhat broken in Firefox for Mac so my apologies for sending you to the so-called “print” version. I also got to talk to Jay Datema and Peter Brantley as part of the NetConnect podcast series. It’s a hefty 50MB download, but I thought it was a pretty good conversation that Jay did a great job annotating.