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A podcast about library and information science research, and why it matters. Created and managed by students at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies(FIMS)at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

So What? Library and Information Science Podcast So What? Library and Information Science Podcast

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A podcast about library and information science research, and why it matters. Created and managed by students at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies(FIMS)at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

    3.7 Teens and New Adults in Libraries

    3.7 Teens and New Adults in Libraries

    You never have to apologize for your reading habits. Despite the halo effect that is given to people who say they are “readers”, the reading community is not one homogenous group; It is greatly fragmented and there is always drama and in-fighting taking place. I wanted to provide a defense for those who get ridiculed for enjoying Young Adult literature and show that these demographics are merely suggestions, not rigid rules to follow.

    https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/3-7-teens-and-new-adults-in-libraries

    • 16 min
    3.6 Warrant and Disability

    3.6 Warrant and Disability

    Why is it so difficult to describe people in social classification? This podcast examines this topic through the warrant, meaning the lens used to make decisions about how to describe things in a classification system. Specifically, the experience of disabled people is explored using some of the most common sources of warrant, including literary and scientific warrant.

    https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/3-6-warrant-and-disability/

    • 16 min
    3.5 Manuscript Digitization

    3.5 Manuscript Digitization

    With a background at the St. Jerome’s University College’s Digital Research Arts and Graphic Environmental Networks lab as a paleographer, and manuscript digitizer for six years, Jordan Tardif explores the impact of Manuscript Digitization on Manuscript Studies. Manuscript repositories and manuscript libraries are libraries as well, and thus the same digitization principles developed in traditional libraries can also apply to materials being digitized by archives, such as newspapers, letters, and journals.

    https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/3-5-manuscript-digitization/

    Host and Editor: Jordan Tardif

    • 1 hr 15 min
    3.4 Digital Literacy in Public Libraries

    3.4 Digital Literacy in Public Libraries

    In this episode Clarese Greig explores Digital Literacy in Public Libraries with her co-workers. The library branch they work at deals with more tech questions than can be handled most days, so the conversations usually veer towards tech, digital literacy and patron needs. To quote Clarese: "While I do not think it is the library’s responsibility to fix every issue that arises in society, I do think it is the library’s responsibility to take inventory of the issues facing society to see where their services help."

    https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/3-4-digital-literacy-in-public-libraries

    Transcript: Coming Soon

    Host and Editor: Clarese Greig

    • 47 min
    3.3 Co-Starring Your Local Library

    3.3 Co-Starring Your Local Library

    In 2021 Daniel Clarkson Fisher inaugurated an online Tumblr site with the goal of documenting instances of actual libraries appearing in film (https://costarringyourlocallibrary.tumblr.com). Inspired by Thom Andersen's Los Angeles Plays Itself (2004), it is a mix of public scholarship, architectural appreciation, and audiovisual essayism.

    Show notes at: https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/3-3-co-starring-your-local-library/

    • 26 min
    3.2 Digital Security and Libraries

    3.2 Digital Security and Libraries

    Libraries are places of knowledge sharing, and this sharing is in more than just books. Libraries can be very important for sharing information and expertise that normally would be difficult to find otherwise. What other public institutions can both create and share resources that reach audiences like libraries do? What other public institutions could do events like workshops about internet privacy and security? This is an important space where libraries can operate in.

    Computer security and privacy are a major part of using the internet and understanding where you are vulnerable and how to protect yourself is useful information for anyone using the internet. This is especially important for older people who are less familiar with the threats of being online.

    Show notes at: https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/3-2-computer-security-and-libraries

    • 51 min

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