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 his latest podcast, Infopeople's book maven and master of the trivial, Michael Cart, wonders about the impending marriage of Archie Andrews and Veronica Lodge, speculates about the future of ComicCon, and shares his reservations about summer reading programs AND New York Times' op-ed columnist Nicholas D,. Kristof's pick of the Best Kids' Books Ever.
Barnes & Noble recently opened the (virtual) doors of their eBook Store. Is this new player a Kindle-killer? Is it a library-killer? It's too soon to tell, but in their latest podcast, George & Joan do see implications for libraries.
In George and Joan's latest podcast, George and Joan talk about a recent experience they enjoyed at the recent ALA conference: meeting the Shanachies of the library world, and hearing about their amazing tour of libraries across America (and if you hear envy in their voices, you'd be right!).
What is it about poetry and kids? They hate to read it but they love to write it. What's up with that? In In this podcast, Infopeople's book maven Michael Cart muses about that and other pressing issues relating to that craft and sullen art...
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In his latest podcast, Infopeople's book guy Michael Cart reports on a strangely subdued 2009 Book Expo America, the publishing industry's annual trade show and convention. And he offers some speculative (and not altogether sanguine) thoughts on the future of the book biz.
In their latest podcast, George and Joan look at the world of newspapers. Circulation is down all over, and many papers are moving to online-only editions. How does this relate to libraries, and what lessons can libraries learn from the decline (and sometimes fall) of print newspapers?