“let the Osprey sooooooooar…”

ibiblio strives to serve its content in new and innovative ways! We have recently added the Fedora Core Linux distribution version 6, the Open Office 2.0.4 release, and an MPEG video of Danah Boyd’s talk as part of the ibiblio Speaker Series to Osprey, our in-house Bittorrent software project. You may view all offered permaseeds via http://torrent.ibiblio.org, and direct all thanks and praise to John Reuning, Osprey’s creator and maintainer.

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Lyceum Public Beta

In preparation for the formal announcment and code release at the end of this month, the Lyceum team is running a public test intallation of the code. Check it out:

Lyceum Public Beta

The front page explains everything. Basically, sign up for a blog (or several), write posts, adjust settings, comment on other people’s blogs, and then send bug reports to lyceum-bugs AT lists DOT ibiblio DOT org.

Lyceum private beta coming

We’ll be announcing private beta testing of Lyceum next week. If you’d like to be one of our beta testers, please feel free to drop us a line at lyceum at ibiblio dot org.

We’ve also rolled a new version of the Lyceum website, which should give you a little taste of what to expect from Lyceum.

Podcast from the ‘Lab

Here’s the launch of the first podcast from “Notes From the ‘Lab”

For the cast, we were able to interview the “Mexican Tarheel Marauder” from Tuba City, who stopped by the lab last night. If you read our post on Tuesday, you’ll recognize the story behind the mask.

Enjoy the clip and the test launch. Here’s the MP3 link…We’ll be back with technological and cultural tidbits from around the world in a bit.