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.
The last economic upsurge was driven by lawyers, bankers, accountants and the like. What will drive the next wave? Some say it will be a "creative economy." Some qualities of a creative worker: curiosity, humor, quirkiness. How does this potentially impact libraries? Listen to George and Joan's latest podcast and find out!
In his latest podcast, Infopeople’s resident book reviewer, Michael Cart, talks about the curious history of the review and its even more improbable prospects for the future (get out your hankies for this one!). Oh, and welcome back, Kirkus!
In his latest podcast, Infopeople's unofficial ambassador to the book world, Michael Cart, reports on an official ambassador (you'll have to listen to find out who it is) and then shifts gears to talk about the world's first consulting detective -- you won't need to listen to know that was Sherlock Holmes!
In this podcast, Infopeople's book guy takes a look at the world of audio and other multmedia-type books. From Simon & Schuster's "vooks" to Playaway audio books, it's a brave new world of listening (and reading) out there. Is print dead? You decide (with some help maybe, from Michael!).
In this edition of Thinking Out Loud, George and Joan share their thoughts about some of the discussions they participated in during ALA Midwinter in Boston. One of the big topics of conversation: alternative revenue streams for libraries.