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Uncontrolled Vocabulary #62 – A Reliable Guide to Unicorns

November 12, 2008

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #62 is now available for download. Here’s a direct link to the mp3.

You can subscribe to the podcast (as well as this blog) via the following feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/uncontrolledvocabulary

Many thanks to Aaron Dobbs for stepping in as the host tonight. It took a few minutes for folks to get talking tonight (please disregard the dead air), but once they got going, the hour flew by as usual.

On the call:

Aaron Dobbs, Shippensburg University
Christa Burns, Nebraska Library Commission
Laura Carscaddon, University of Arizona
Mary Carmen Chimato, North Carolina State University
David Fiander, University of Western Ontario
Laura Harris, Grand Valley State University
Kendra Levine, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission

Topics:

1. Summary of the Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat® Records (OCLC)
OCLC’s proposed new guidelines for the transfer of bibliographic records (Terry’s Worklog)
OCLC Policy Re-released; Wiki shows changes. (Thing-ology Blog)
Notes on OCLC’s Updated Record Use Policy (Metalogue)

2. Planning Reference Extract
Using crowdsourced librarians to outsmart Google (ars technica)
Google, If Built By Librarians (ReadWriteWeb)
Too Late or Just Right? OCLC, I-Schools Announce Reference Extract Web Search Project (Library Journal)

3. Google Settles Suit Over Book-Scanning (New York Times)

4. Don’t Friend Me! (David Lee King)

5. The Library Student Bill of Rights – A TTW Guest Post by Char Booth (Tame The Web)

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