Infopeople produces original podcasts from George and Joan (George Needham and Joan Frye Williams), Michaal Cart, and other presenters. Topics range from book and graphic novel reviews to the future of libraries.
In this podcast, Infopeople’s book guy Michael Cart waxes enthusiastic about the comics and charts their gradual evolution from a single panel newspaper feature to today’s sophisticated graphic novels.
A list of cites from this podcast are here (in PDF format).
In this podcast George and Joan talk about the concept of place - not just library as place, but the very basic idea of locality and how we develop a sense of community - and of course, how it ties into libraries. This conversation was prompted by their experience at the Eureka!
In this podcast, Infopeople’s resident book maven Michael Cart talks about books, book reviews, and Dan Brown’s new and breathlessly awaited (by some but not by him!) novel The Lost Symbol. Oh, what does it all mean?! Favorite quote: "plot makes perverts of us all."
In this podcast, George and Joan talk live from Nashville where they're attending a library consultants conference. The conference prompted them to start wondering how libraries approach training in hard times. When budgets get cut, how do you stay current and up-to-date? They ask lots of thought-provoking questions.
In his latest podcast, Infopeople's book guy Michael Cart muses about the current condition of pop-culture, Dan Brown, "Twilight," old-time radio, and makes a case (sort of) for Tarzan of the Apes being the greatest literary pop culture icon of them all. Does he try to do Tarzan's savage war cry, too? Take a listen.
In this edition of Thinking Out Loud, George and Joan talk about the Taiga Forum's latest statements. The Taiga Forum is a group of academic librarians who meet once a year and create a series of "provocative statements" about libraries, the information environment and the possible future of the library world.