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Experimental Radio Broadcast Planned As Protest Of Stop Online Piracy Act

December 23, 2011

ASHTABULA--Inspired by the year of protest that began in North Africa and reached the US as the Occupy movement, the Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions purchased a block of shortwave airtime to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act which could radically break the Internet as it is currently understood.

"This past year has shown how a media strategy encompassing the use of multiple platforms is the best way to survive. As evidenced by the Internet blackouts seen in North Africa at the start of this year, the network of networks known as the Information Superhighway seems to be riddled with potholes. With the Stop Online Piracy Act potentially having a chilling effect on the part of our planet's knowledge ecology known as the Internet, it is prudent to look at alternatives. WBCQ is rather firmly committed to the freedom of speech and is an excellent platform for our New Year's Eve Special." Head Writer Stephen Michael Kellat said.

A special release of the podcast LISTen: An Program as well as our debut on this alternative media platform will take place on New Year's Eve 2011.

The broadcast will last one hour and will air on WBCQ, a shortwave radio station based in the Maine community of Monticello. Shortwave listeners can tune to the station at 5,110 kHz on December 31st at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time (11 PM Coordinated Universal Time) to hear the program. The broadcast will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License to encourage recording off the air and mirroring. A podcast release will be made via only after the transmission concludes via WBCQ. Primary station coverage includes the eastern seaboard of North America, North Africa, and Western Europe.

Shortwave radios are available from a variety of consumer electronics retailers to allow one to hear the special over-the-air. Receptions reports via e-mail will be sought and should be sent to


For more information please contact the Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions via e-mail at

Brill announces release of

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 22 December 2011

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is proud to announce the release of, the brand new resource center for study and research. provides the academic user access to Brill’s wide collection of e-books, online journals, online reference works and online bibliographies. At launch contains more than 800,000 documents.

Code4Lib Journal Issue 16 Call for Papers

Call for Papers (and apologies for cross-posting):

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share
information among those interested in the intersection of libraries,
technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 16th issue.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.
To be included in the 16th issue, which is scheduled for publication
in late January, 2012, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to

Writers Conferences Navigate Modern Publishing without Sacrificing Craft

Writers Conferences Navigate Modern Publishing without Sacrificing Craft
Learn to navigate modern publishing without sacrificing quality of craft. Georgia Writers Association leads the way with two writing events in fall 2011.

Code4Lib Journal Issue 14 is now available

It is our pleasure to announce that Issue 14 of the Code4Lib Journal has been published. Please go to for these excellent articles:

Editorial Introduction: Prioritizing the Future, Collaborating in the Present, and Archiving the Past
Timothy M. McGeary

Introducing PressForward

Introducing PressForward

For some time here at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media we have been thinking about the state of scholarly publishing, and its increasing disconnect with how we have come to communicate online. Among our concerns:

• A variety of scholarly work is flourishing online, ranging from long-form writing on blogs, to “gray literature” such as conference papers, to well-curated corpora or data sets, to entirely novel formats enabled by the web

LYRASIS Technology Services announces Discovery and Delivery Software expansion

Press Release: Lyrasis [June 22, 2011]
LYRASIS Technology Services announces Discovery and Delivery Software expansionCopyright (c) 2011 Lyrasis

Save NYC Libraries Postcard Campaign and Urban Librarians Unite Announce A Flash Mob Library Hug

Save NYC Libraries Postcard Campaign and Urban Librarians Unite

For Immediate Release
May 18, 2010

Media Contacts: Christian Zabriskie 941.445.7114 and Lauren Comito 646.662.6209

Save NYC Libraries Postcard Campaign and Urban Librarians Unite Announce
A Flash Mob Library Hug

June 4, 2011

California Library Association Selects New Management Partner and Executive Director


May 13, 2011

For more information contact:
Paymaneh Maghsoudi, President
California Library Association
Director of Library Services
Whittier Public Library