Episode 43 – Summer Wrap-up

14 September, 20097 comments

The Digital Campus team is delighted to be back after a summer hiatus with a new podcast covering the many important developments from the past few months related to academia, libraries, museums, and technology. We cover and make pointed (and occasionally wisecracking) commentary upon the status of the Google Books settlement, ebook readers, and cameras on student devices, among other topics. We also cover shiny new things like Google Wave, RSSCloud, and PubSubHubbub. Picks include a new blog, an article on the future of journals, and how to take command of the command line. We’re looking forward to another year of the podcast, and hope you are too!

Other links mentioned on the podcast:
Sugar on a Stick
Learning Unix
Is There a Future for Journals in the Humanities?
Cool-er ebook reader

Running time: 50:21
Download the .mp3

Categorized under books, Google, journals, Linux

7 comments to “Episode 43 – Summer Wrap-up”

  1. Hevel.org: A Chasing after Wind » Blog Archive » What will the future hold for Humanities journals? : 15th September, 2009

    […] I heard about this study on the future of humanities journals in the new episode of the Digital Humanities podcast. […]

  2. julian : 15th September, 2009

    Nice to have you back 🙂

    Regarding online collaboration tools and Google Wave etc, there is another collaboration tool that you did not mention
    Users can all update the same document online in real time

  3. Tom Scheinfeldt : 16th September, 2009

    Thanks, Julian. Great tip. In the past we’ve also used SubEthaEdit, which I don’t think we mentioned either.



  4. Bryan Alexander : 16th September, 2009

    Welcome back, Digital Campus!
    Will be listening to this over the next week, I suspect.

  5. Matt : 24th September, 2009

    Good to hear you again. Your discussion about the increasing flows of real-time digital information was interesting. If you are looking for a backlash, I’m happy to provide one! (Along with Mills, I suspect.) Maybe I’m just still resistant to an assumption that the new reality necessitates some loss of control over the information space, as you mention (though the sense of loss of control over my time makes me even more grumpy). In fact, the thing I have always loved most about the Internet is how it untethers me from needing to be in a particular time or place to accomplish some task – whether it’s shopping, finding information, communicating via email, etc. For me, Twitter, texting, status updates, etc. reverses this; it’s like going back to a time when people sat waiting by the phone in case a call came in. (The fact that people can now take their phones with them doesn’t make it any better, in my opinion.)

    Bottom line, unless and until we have better tools to manage this information I think it’s incumbent upon anyone sending out important information – whether individuals or institutions – to be respectful of the fact that not everyone is (or wants to be) hanging on their every word as it issues forth.

    Alright, rant over…

  6. Mike Dickison : 1st October, 2009

    So happy to see you guys have returned; I was hoping you hadn’t fallen prey to the interminable hiatus that hits so many blogs. Loving profhacker too; good pick.

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