Molly Schwartz is the Studio Manager at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). She is the host and producer of two podcasts about libraries and archives— Library Bytegeist and Preserve This Podcast. Molly did a Fulbright grant at the Aalto University Media Lab in Helsinki, was part of the inaugural cohort of National Digital Stewardship Residents in Washington, D.C., and worked at the U.S. State Department as a data analyst. She holds an MLS with a specialization in Archives, Records and Information Management from the University of Maryland at College Park and a BA/MA in History from the Johns Hopkins University.
Steve chats with Molly Schwartz, host and producer of Preserve This Podcast and archivist and audio producer at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), about how she started working with libraries and archives, the importance and challenges of preserving born-digital media, and the details of the Preserve This Podcast project. Molly Schwartz is a trained archivist and audio producer at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). She is the host and producer of Preserve This Podcast. She is also a freelance tech journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Public Radio International’s America Abroad. Preserve This PodcastMETRO This episode of Circulating Ideas is brought to you with support from Mometrix. Through their eLibrary portal, Mometrix offers study guides and practice questions for over 1800 different exams covering college entrance, graduate school, nursing, medical, teacher certification, civil service, and many other careers or fields of study, all fully customizable and at a fraction of the cost of printed books. It’s like having an entire library of test prep materials…. all at your fingertips. So, save space, save paper, and save money; with Mometrix eLibrary. To learn more, visit GOeLibrary.com and use promo code PODCAST to get a free demo and save 10% on your first purchase.
Podcasts rely on RSS feeds for distribution. But what happens when podcasters stop paying for RSS hosting? How can we keep podcasts accessible? In this episode, Molly Schwartz and Sarah Nguyen explore options for free self-hosting for the Preserve This Podcast podcast. Featuring Dave Winer, Jason Scott, Elsie Escobar, and Brad Smith. Find out more, download our zine, and RSVP to our traveling workshops at [preservethispodcast.org].
Podcasts rely on RSS feeds for distribution. But what happens when podcasters stop paying for RSS hosting? How can we keep podcasts accessible? In this episode, Molly Schwartz and Sarah Nguyen explore options for free self-hosting for the Preserve This Podcast podcast. Featuring Dave Winer, Jason Scott, Elsie Escobar, and Brad Smith. Find out more, download our zine, and RSVP to our traveling workshops at preservethispodcast.org. The Rise and Demise of RSS by Sinclair Target Who owns your podcast? (Or, why you might want to rethink your show’s RSS feed) by Dan Misener How Many of the 540,000 Podcasts Have "Podfaded?" by Amplifi Media So Long Google Reader, and Thanks for the Memories By Austin Considine and Derek Mead If RSS ain't broke... by Steve Gillmor Elsie Escobar Twitter @TheElsieEscobar Libsyn - podcast hosting platform Brad Smith Twitter @brad Simplecast - podcast hosting platform Jason Scott Twitter @textfiles Internet Archive Wikimedia Commons Creative Commons license Dave Winer Twitter @davewiner GitHub Producer + host, Molly Schwartz Twitter @mollyfication Archivist, Dana Gerber-Margie Twitter @theaudiosignal Archivist, Mary Kidd Twitter @kiddarchivist Project coordinator, Sarah Nguyen Twitter @snewyuen Featuring music by: Blue Dot Sessions Breakmaster Cylinder Dalton Harts
Metadata makes podcast files accessible. Follow Kaytlin Bailey, host of the Oldest Profession podcast, as she tries to make little-known histories of sex work accessible, now and in the future. We will cover MP3 ID3 tags, episode descriptions, transcripts, and how machine learning will affect podcast discovery. Featuring host and producer Molly Schwartz, and archivists Dana Gerber-Margie and Mary Kidd. Find out more, download our zine (p.12), and RSVP to our traveling workshops at [preservethispodcast.org].
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Location
New York, NY, USA
Episode Count
31
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
8 hours, 48 minutes
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