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, Michael Cart mourns the recent death of Captain America so you don’t have to! But, hey, the Captain is a Marvel comics superhero, and those superheroes do have a way of coming back (and back and back and . . .)
RFID, patron holds, RSS feeds, personalized reading lists: personalized services and convenience are the gold coin of today. Can these services be introduced without compromising user privacy? Are there legal implications if patron preferences or personal information is not properly safeguarded?
April 18 is Library Legislative Day here in California. To find out more about the goings-on, check out this CLA web page. To give you tips on how to be a good library lobbyist, we recently went up to Sacramento and recorded a talk by Nancy Amidei, a longtime activist and lobbyist. Listen to the podcast here.
Our book maven Michael Cart reports on his interviews with two award-winning graphic novelists: Gene Yang, whose AMERICAN-BORN CHINESE just copped the 2007 Michael L. Printz Award, and Andy Runton, the creator of Owly, and winner of the 2006 Eisner Award for best graphic novel for younger readers. Check out the podcast here!
In his latest podcast, Michael Cart talks about the art of literary biography in the personal context of the critical biography he's currently writing about the life and work of children's book author Walter R. Brooks, creator of the characters of Ed, the talking horse, and, of course, of course, the immortal Freddy the Pig!
Do girls read graphic novels and comics? In his latest podcast, Michael Cart reports on the expanding world of Shojo - Japanese comics for girls - and efforts by American publishers to reach female audiences.