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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.

    3.3 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
    3.1 Visiting the London Room

    3.1 Visiting the London Room

    What gems are hidden in the vast stacks of your local public library? Today we are joined by Jeff Causier, a library staff member who has works in the London Room Archives of the London Public Library. He will tell our listeners what sort of work he does in a specialized department of a public library, the technology he uses daily to answer complicated reference questions and share a very special story about the most valuable book he found hidden within the closed stacks of the London Room

    Show Notes at: https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/3-1-visiting-the-london-room/

    • 53 min
    2.5 The Greatest Crossover: Philosophy and Library Science

    2.5 The Greatest Crossover: Philosophy and Library Science

    Philosophy and library science may seem an unlikely combination, but they are closely connected disciplines. In this casual and accessible conversation Mike and Lindsay explore the philosophical themes underlying three important concepts in classification and indexing: Ontology and epistemology, equivalence, and warrant.

    Show notes: https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/2-5-the-greatest-crossover-philosophy-and-library-science

    • 1 hr 21 min
    2.4 Religious Studies and LIS

    2.4 Religious Studies and LIS

    LIS has been described as everyone's second career. Today we are joined by Brooke Brassard, a new Library Science student who has previously earned a PhD in the field of Religious Studies. She describes her research into the Latter-Day Saints movement in Canada, the process of translating a thesis into a book, and her observations of the intersection of LIS and Religious Studies.

    Transcript: https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/2-4-religious-studies-and-lis/

    • 39 min
    2.3 The Public Library Is...

    2.3 The Public Library Is...

    What is the role of the public library? Is it a bastion of high culture, dedicated to the betterment of the public? Or is it a refuge for the public, serving the most popular fare? The question of how the public library has been perceived is the subject of today's episode. We are joined by Sofia Beraldo, Chelsea Coubry-Forte, Erin Isings, Katrina Desjardins, Kate McCandless and Pam McKenzie, an interdisciplinary research team based at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario.

    Transcript: https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/2-3-the-public-library-is/

    Episode producer: Alex Mayhew

    • 27 min

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