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Uncontrolled Vocabulary #29 – Books should not expire.

February 14, 2008

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #29 is now available for download. Here’s a direct link to the mp3.

You can subscribe to the show via the podcast feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/uncontrolledvocabulary

On the call:

Greg Schwartz, Louisville Free Public Library
Christa Burns, Nebraska Library Commission
Scot Colford, Boston Public Library
Connie Crosby, Leisure Girl
Katie Dunneback, Southeastern Librarian Services
Heidi Hansen, Wayne State University student
Stephen Kellat, Host, LISTen, the LISNews.org podcast
Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission
Chadwick Seagraves, Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
Eric Sizemore, Champaign Public Library

Links to the show topics:

1. Amazon.com to Acquire Audible.com (Amazon.com)

2. Libraries: Kick DRM out! (DefectiveByDesign.com)
LISTen #8 – Interview with BPL’s Scott Colford
Flickr pics from the event (courtesy of LISNews.org)

3. Microsoft Offers $44.6B for Yahoo (TIME)
Yahoo! and the future of the Internet (Official Google Blog)
Yahoo Officially Rejects Offer (New York Times)
Report: Yahoo may buy AOL (San Jose Mercury News)

4. New Bedford mayor wants barcoded ID cards for city libraries (Boston Globe)

5. Syracuse Researchers Link Higher Test Scores with Certified Librarians in Schools (Rochester Regional Library Council)

7. Web-Based Homework – What Do Teens & Tweens Really Want (NYPL Labs)

8. Research and Morals (Enquiring Minds Want to Know)

9. Is “Traditional Reference” Dead? (Pegasus Librarian)

Submissions that we didn’t get to:
Online petition asks Wikipedia to remove pictures of Muhammad (International Herald Tribune)
Libraries sound death knell for books on cassette (The Salem News)
Are books “broken” on the web? (Rachel Kramer Bussel “Lusty Lady”‘s Amazon Blog)
MPAA, Kindle and Downloading (Stephen’s Lighthouse)
Swastika arrangement of library desks draws fire (newsday.com)
Parent objects to library policy (The Republican)
Glittering future for… librarians (BusinessWeek)
Is Ombudsman Already in Jeopardy? (Washington Post)
Senator says White House is trying to undermine FOIA law (GovernmentExecutive.com)
WorldCat (The Cunning Realist)
EXPECTATION ECONOMY (trendwatching.com)
Evolution of Security

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