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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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

metadata is a love note
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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