Lost in the Stacks: the Research Library Rock'n'Roll Radio Show
The original research-library rock'n'roll radio show! Broadcasting on WREK Atlanta, each show features an hour of music, interviews, and library talk united by a common theme.

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Guest: Colleen Marquis, University of Michigan, Flint

First broadcast July 30, 2021

Playlist at: https://www.wrek.org/?p=35940

"Being in a union together will just make it easier for us to advocate for one another, and to communicate and be in solidarity together."

Direct download: LITS_Episode_496.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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Guest: Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch

First broadcast July 23, 2021

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/?p=35917

"We were off by an order of magnitude in the number of retractions we thought there were."

Direct download: LITS_Episode_495.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

First broadcast July 16 2021.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/?p=35901

"Which, if I may be frank, was a mixed bag at best."

Direct download: LITS_Episode_494.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Guest: Matt Zumwalt of Protocol Labs.

First broadcast May 12 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/05/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-may-12th-the-interplanetary-file-system-episode-343/

"I feel like there should be an echo effect."

Direct download: ENCORE_LITS_Episode_343.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Guest: Kimberley Edwards and Tricia Mackenzie of George Mason University Libraries.

First broadcast July 2 2021.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/?p=35852

"What part of your library department could use some better PR?"

Direct download: LITS_Episode_493.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Guest: David James Hudson of the University of Guelph.

First broadcast May 5 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/05/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-may-5th-the-diversity-paradigm-episode-342/

"I had to look at how library and information studies talk about race."

Direct download: ENCORE_LITS_Episode_342.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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First broadcast on June 18, 2021

Playlist at: https://www.wrek.org/?p=35823

"I'm already feeling the pressure rising into my craw."

Direct download: LITS_Episode_492.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Guest: Amanda Plumb

First broadcast June 11 2021.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/?p=35798

"What restaurant says 'Atlanta' to you?"

Direct download: LITS_Episode_491.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

First broadcast May 28 2021.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/?p=35729

"And normally I'm an optimist..."

Direct download: LITS_Episode_490.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Guests: Tim and Joanna Smolko of UGA.

First broadcast May 21 2021.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/?p=35727

"Hey, these are all Cold War songs!"

Direct download: LITS_Episode_489.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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Guest: David Newhoff, author of Who Invented Oscar Wilde? The Photograph at the Center of Modern American Copyright, and author of the blog The Illusion of More.

First broadcast May 14, 2021.

Playlist at: https://www.wrek.org/?p=35723

"That tension began from the moment that photography became available...is this just a mechanical tool that records facts, or is there something expressive that the photographer does?"

Direct download: LITS_Episode_488.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Guests: The Empathy Bytes VIP students

First broadcast April 30 2021.


"It's a win all around!"

Direct download: LITS_Episode_487.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Part 1 of the Smart Cities series.

Guest: Dr. Gabriel Morley of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

First broadcast April 14 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/04/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-april-14th-smart-cities-smart-libraries-episode-340/

"Think about how the library integrates into the community."

Direct download: ENCORE_LITS_Episode_340.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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First broadcast April 16, 2021

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/?p=35667

"What is the difference between use and re-use? We've debated this literally for years..."


Direct download: LITS_Episode_486.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/04/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-april-7th-you-better-run-to-the-city-of-data-refuge-episode-339/

First broadcast April 7 2017.

"We like data here at Lost in the Stacks."

Direct download: ENCORE_LITS_Episode_339.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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First broadcast April 2, 2021

Playlist at: https://www.wrek.org/?p=35626

"A lot of our resources are described in data silos...We are definitely trying to get away from that model"

Direct download: LITS_Episode_485.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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First broadcast March 26 2021.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2021/03/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-march-26th-goodreads-must-be-destroyed-episode-484/

"Heavy-metal voice."

Direct download: LITS_Episode_484.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Guest: David Lowery of Cracker.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/03/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-march-31st-copyright-hawks-and-doves-episode-338/

First broadcast March 31 2017.

"I am a copyright jackalope."

Direct download: ENCORE_LITS_Episode_338.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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Encore of episode first broadcast March 17, 2017.

Playlist at: https://www.wrek.org/2018/08/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-august-10-2018-bibliometrics-yay-hoo-encore-of-episode-337/

"The best way to truly understand anything is to talk with someone from Oklahoma."

Direct download: ENCORE_LITS_Episode_337.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Guest: Kim Stanley Robinson

First broadcast March 5 2021.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/?p=35537

"They really want to talk. They want to tell you their story!"

Direct download: LITS_Episode_483.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Guest: Itza Carbajal of the Liberated Archive Forum planning committee.

First broadcast March 10 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/03/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-march-10th-the-liberated-archive-episode-336/

"My theory is that Fred and Ameet and Charlie all secretly want to be archivists."

Direct download: ENCORE_LITS_Episode_336.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Guests: Beth Shoemaker from Emory University and Karen Snow from Dominican University, co-chairs of the Cataloguing Ethics Steering Committee.

First broadcast February 19 2021.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2021/02/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-february-19th-the-cataloguing-code-of-ethics-episode-482/

"A cataloger can censor a book with a few keystrokes."

Direct download: LITS_Episode_482.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

Guest: Prof. Philip Auslander of Georgia Tech.

First broadcast February 5 2021.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/?p=35449

"I miss live music."

Direct download: LITS_Episode_481.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT


Guest: Mary Molinaro of the Digital Preservation Network (DPN)

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/02/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-february-17th-preserving-decision-making-data-episode-334/

First broadcast February 17 2017.

"Did you figure it out? Of course you didn’t. You don’t have any data."

Direct download: ENCORE_LITS_Episode_334.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Guest: Dr. Ayanna Howard of Georgia Tech.

First broadcast on January 22, 2021.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/?p=35415

"Don't think about Skynet."

Direct download: LITS_Episode_480.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT


Guest: Richard Whitt of Google.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/02/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-february-10th-a-digital-dark-age-episode-333/

First broadcast February 10 2017.

"DUNT dun dun!"

Direct download: ENCORE_LITS_Episode_333.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

First broadcast January 8 2021.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/?p=35345

"What happened? 2020, that's what happened."

Direct download: LITS_Episode_479.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

First broadcast January 3 2020.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2020/01/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-january-3rd-in-the-year-2020-episode-452/

"I am an optimist."

Direct download: ENCORE_LITS_Episode_452.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT