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.
Infopeople’s book guy Michael Cart reports on his experiences at the 2007 ALA conference in Washington, DC in his latest podcast. Expect particular attention to be given to the many faces of young adult literature represented at the conference.
Weeding is a necessary—and, for some, a worrisome collection maintenance task. What to keep? What to weed? Where to start? And how can weeding happen in a library without its users wondering why materials are being withdrawn? In fact, weeding can be the answer to stimulating circulation, and weeding is a requirement for keeping your collection vigorous and useful.
Comics and graphic novels were a major presence at this year's Book Expo America trade show recently held in New York. Infopeople's Michael Cart tells you all about it in this podcast recorded on June 20, and he brings you up to date on other news from the ever-expanding world of graphic publishing.
In his latest podcast, Infopeople's book maven Michael Cart discusses the recently announced nominations for the 2007 Eisner Awards, the Oscars of the comics industry, and related trends in the publishing of comics and graphic novels.
This podcast is derived from the webcast Karen Calhoun presented on March 9, 2007 for Infopeople. It's based on the "Calhoun Report," prepared for the Library of Congress. This study examined factors affecting the future of library online catalogs and options for revitalizing them.
In his latest book-related podcast Michael Cart discusses the recent demise of the stand-alone newspaper book review section and what you can do to help revive this vanishing form of essential journalism.
I know we're beginning to sound like the Helene Blowers fan club here, but there is now a podcast version of her May 9 webcast available for listening! It's 53 minutes of good Web 2.0 info, so give it a listen!
Last year the Supreme Court ruled that some Ten Commandments displays on government property are not constitutional, while other Ten Commandments displays are permissible. What does this mean for your library? Is it OK to put up a Christmas tree? A Menorah? Can you allow religious use of your meeting rooms and display areas? Should you allow staff to talk about church or religion to coworkers?