#HCOD never dies. We’re still pissed about ebooks.

(Photo thanks to johnk in buffalo.)

Nothing like the stench of rotting fish or the site of picking meat off the bones. What? (I’m bad with dead animal analogies, I’m vegan.)

So, last week we talked about #hcod and wouldn’t you know, it hasn’t really gone away. Listen to it here:

This week we’re going to catch up and hopefully have some more people call in. (PLEASE CALL IN!) Some further reading:

So go slog through those bloggity tomes and then call in tonight. We start at 9pm EST. Info here or you can just dial (724) 444-7444 and our Call ID is 81240. Public librarians, please call in! We need your perspective. (Seriously, I’m tired of the Academics here.)

Aight. I’m going to go pass out and dream of William Gallas. See you in the pit! I mean, talk to y’alls tonight.

LibPunk tackles #HCOD or something like that

Photo courtesy of dreyboblue.

So, this week on LibPunk Radio, we’re going to talk about #hcod – aka the Harper Collins Overdrive affair. Here’s some reading from our FF room:

Got something to say about this? Well call in! If Talkshoe is being finicky, we’ll Skype. Find me there. kendra.k.levine


LibPunk Radio #25: COPYWRONG

(Photo from: Lisa Devaney

Check out this week’s LibPunk Radio! It’s our last show on Thursday for a while, so if you kept saying, “Oh… I’d call in but I have things on Thursday nights…” get a new excuse, or join us next week!

So what did we talk about this week?

  • Book piracy! There was an interesting discussion on LiveJournal about eBook torrenting. Yes, people love to pirate books even though libraries sort of make it easy to get books for free. Pirates are stealing money from authors and stats (which is like gold).
  • Do people pirate data?
  • Have you heard about Library Renewal? Michael Porter’s new project to help libraries navigate e-licensing and digital content. We’ll probably be talking about this for a while.
  • We briefly talk about the LITA kerfuffle. Pertinent links from LISNews.
  • The last 5 minutes was sort of co-opted by a guy concerned about Article V of the constitution. I take this time to remind you all that the Lib in LibPunk is for librar* not libertarian. We have no real political affiliation, other than no assholes, which sort of is against the libertarian ideals.


LibPunk Radio #24 – Do you remember it at all?

(photo via John Brownlow)

So we’re back on the LibPunk Radio tip after a holiday break. We didn’t really have an agenda, and it sort of shows. I also totally broke TalkShoe and couldn’t call in, but I started the show without telling Sarah and Amy. Things that may have been covered:

OK. Next week we’ll be on topic somewhat. I promise. We’ll be switching to Wednesday nights soon, so those of you who normally have plans Thursday nights need a new excuse not to call in.

LibPunk Radio Episode 21: Tumblr PR0N and then some

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So, on this week’s LibPunk Radio we talked about Sarah’s second favourite topic: porn. (Her first is the “unjustness of the economic duopoly that controls the distribution of legal information and its impact on informatics.”) Not just any porn mind you, but the happy marriage between tumblr and porn. In the words of Huell Howser, it’s AMAZING! (all those links are NSFW, obvi). I’ve made a tumblr act as a bibliography called BUCKET RIDE, which is a curated resource of hip-hop/rap videos about automotive transportation. We also talked about librarian tumblrs going for traditional library stereotypes and then back to porn.

We ended with the fifth column stuff and really just are tired of a whiners. STFU OR DO SOMETHING. Word.

I’m Audi. Gotta bump more Eazy E.

LibPunk Radio Episode 20: Haters gonna hate, or the new skill of not giving a shit.

photo from LoveComeDown.

Listen to LibPunk Radio Episode #20:

For those of you keeping track at home, I don’t think this is really episode 20, but TalkShoe makes it hard to keep track and I don’t really care. So deal. This isn’t being cataloged, so it’s not my worry. Or I should say, I’m not cataloging it, so whatever.

This week we talked about the side of social media or the new web where people can hate. Sarah has been thinking about this a lot, and shared her thoughts. We talked about the consequences of opening yourself up to criticism, trying to differentiate between actual criticism and flat out trollish hate. I think there was more. Like the whole thing of cliques and the fatigue of the groups. Rochelle pointed out that there’s more than one circle of librarians on the internet, and then we all talked about our scenes. It is a little funny since the three of us are not really involved in the biggest one of them all – ALA. We also touched upon Courtney Fuson’s question on LSW about state library association involvement. Are you a member of yours? I’m not, but I’m also self-professed SLA-4-LYFE.

I dunno. There was more. Care to comment?

LibPunk Radio Episode #17: OA week, what are you doing?

(Photo source.)

This picture is of my dinner… sort of. I had a Chipotle burrito bowl after recording LibPunk tonight. It was in honor of one of our biggest supporters – Blake Carver of LIS News. Thank you, Blake!

So go listen to this week’s LibPunk Radio. Unfortunately Amy couldn’t make it for most of the show, so you get lots of Sarah and me talking. Actually, I have to say we earned our burritos tonight by being mostly on topic. I mean, yeah, we started off with talking about howh rabid women sports fans tend to be more rabid than male sports fans. Anyhow… That’s like the first 5 minutes. The rest of it is:

  • The commodificaiton of OA Week. Sort of like the pink ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness Month or slapping a “green” sticker on something and marking up the price.
  • Should libraries be responsible for institutional repositories?
  • How our language obscures our aims: Open Access? Free Law? Scholarly Communication? You get it.
  • Amy calls in at the end from a cab. YES A CAB! I dunno, that’s cool.

So, we won’t be on next week. Instead Amy and I will be eating burritos in the Bay Area and Sarah will be rubbing elbows with Lynn Swann. Stay tuned!

LibPunk Radio 17? Or something: OPEN ACCESS

(Photo via wakingtiger.)
Tonight’s LibPunk Radio is all about Open Access Week, or it will be as much as we can stay on topic. Hopefully we will stay on topic because what’s more punk in the library world than OA? Not much, other than straight up piracy (but then Sarah will smack somebody). We might also talk about the oncoming Internet Librarian, but who knows.

See ya in the pit!

LibPunk Radio Episode 3: We are a profession of professionals, let us count the ways…

Hör mal! Here’s the newest episode of LibPunk Radio! (Here’s the LibPunk Radio RSS Feed by demand.)

What’s to say about this week?

Next week there will be the library school smackdown. Sarah will argue that online schools suck and aren’t real, and I’ll argue that it’s all good in this hood.

PS – Here’s the rare entries stuff I mention on the recording. HOLY SHIT I GOOGLED THAT!

There might have been more, but I’m in a weird mood because I’m having Thatcher flashbacks.