Archive for May 16th, 2006

Samuel’s Persiflage #5

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Samuel’s Persiflage Episode Number Five is now online. There is also a low quality version for the bandwidth impaired here.

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This month’s Persiflage Puzzle has five words of four, five, three, three and six letters respectively.

After welcoming everybody and getting the Persiflage Puzzle underway, it is time to bring in the guest for this episode, Margaret Phillips, Director of Digital Archiving at the National Library of Australia. We spend some time talking about the National Library’s role and some of the varied and interesting functions it performs, as well as debunking a few minor myths about it.

We take a break from the interview for the feedback segment. All listeners are invited to send in more feedback, both in written and audio format. As per usual feedback can be sent to (text, MP3, Wave or Ogg Vorbis), spoken feedback by clicking here or on the button below would be great, or leave a comment below.
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We have another quick look at the Persiflage Puzzle, and then it is back to Margaret Phillips, and we spend most of the rest of the interview talking about PANDORA, the National Library’s Australian Internet archive project. There is quite an interesting story behind it, and Margaret is more than qualified to discuss it.

Then we have another look at the Persiflage Puzzle, and then move on to some odd news stories, and a thought for the month.

Then the closing music starts playing, so I give you the answer to the Persiflage Puzzle and wrap up Samuel’s Persiflage #5 (Well, there wasn’t really anything else to do).

The Samuel’s Persiflage #5 file itself is available here, and is 1:10:36 in length (64.6MB) at 128kbps stereo. The 128kbps format was decided upon because it produces a very good sound quality, and doesn’t “flatten” any music used in the podcast. (You’ve heard it all before, right?) I do, however, acknowledge that this is just unreasonable for dial-up, so a 16kbps mono file is also available here. The sound quality isn’t as good, but some people like it. The low quality version is 8.08MB

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7 comments May 16th, 2006 at 11:33pm

I’m Still Standing…

You could be forgiven for thinking that I’ve disappeared, but I’ve just been so busy over the last few days with Samuel’s Persiflage and other things that I just haven’t found time to write anything (I didn’t even hear any of John Kerr on the weekend!).

The good news is that I’m still here (or still standing if you believe certain songs), and I’m currently working on Samuel’s Persiflage, which willbe online later today.


May 16th, 2006 at 02:58pm


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