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Uncontrolled Vocabulary #38 – Sandy Berman gone bad

April 17, 2008

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #38 is now available for download. Here’s a direct link to the mp3.

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A million thanks to Mary Carmen Chimato for taking over the show this week. As you’ll hear, she did a fantastic job in my stead.

On the call:

Mary Carmen Chimato, North Carolina State University
Christa Burns, Nebraska Library Commission
Anna Creech, University of Richmond
Stephen Kellat, Host, LISTen, the podcast
Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission

Links to the show topics:

1. Response to the show and the greening of CiL from Jane Dysart
Comment from Jill O’Neill

2. Oregon: our laws are copyrighted and you can’t publish them (Boing Boing)
Related documents (Scribd)

3. Publishers Sue Georgia State on Digital Reading Matter (New York Times)

4. The state of libraries: Funding down, but gaming up as way to attract young people (International Herald Tribune)
Does Gaming Promote Reading? (The Shifted Librarian)
Chiming in On the Biggies (The Other Librarian)

5. War Declared on Library of Congress by Venezuela (Friends of Cuban Libraries)

6. Blogs May Be Rendered Obsolete by New Technology (Chronicle of Higher Education)
An argument against Shyftr and communities built around full-text RSS feeds (Online Media Cultist)


From → Episodes

  1. My Canadian-born cataloging professor always said “The Library of Congress is the library of YOUR Congress.” Simply put, LC collects, catalogs, and creates subject headings for what Congress is interested. Really it’s a library for 535 elected representatives and their staffs. Something to remember whether your at the Anytown, USA Public Library or if your Hugo Chavez.

  2. Yeah, Liam, absolutely. I think that pretty fairly echoes the perspective of the people on the call. Thanks for listening and for commenting.

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