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Uncontrolled Vocabulary #68 – Appeal to the Middle

January 28, 2009

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #68 is now available for download. Here’s a direct link to the mp3.

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On the call:

Greg Schwartz, Louisville Free Public Library
Ryan Deschamps, Halifax Public Library (Check him out on the latest episode of CommandN talking about Podcamp Halifax!)
Rudy Leon, University of Illinois
Kendra Levine, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission


1. Obama adminstration brings back the Freedom of Information Act and transparency in government (BoingBoing)
Obama administration embraces Creative Commons (Coyle’s InFormation)
Supreme Court Rejection Nixes Child Online Protection Act (AL Online)
Under Obama, feds may still snoop library files (San Francisco Chronicle)

2. At First, Funny Videos. Now, a Reference Tool. (New York Times)

3. Wikipedia May Restrict Public’s Ability to Change Entries (New York Times)

4. Why you can’t find a library book in your search engine (Guardian)
OCLC Defends Records Policy, Faces Questions, Suggestions, and Criticisms (Library Journal)

5. Google & the Future of Books (New York Review of Books)
A fire on the plain (Peter Brantley’s thoughts and speculations)

6. What’s New at LibraryElf

From → Episodes

  1. I just listened to the podcast, and I want to throw my two cents in about Wikipedia. Wikipedia has marketed itself as an encyclopedia that anyone can edit. If it has a formal review board, which is where this seems to be going, then it’s killing off what it offered as its main selling point. It’s not a bad thing, per se, but Wikipedia loses what made it interesting in the first place. It’s just another encyclopedia, albeit one with more information about Hulk Hogan than you could possible want.

  2. bentley permalink

    About using YouTube for research: lately, Ive’ been finding it very useful for how-tos — either for actually how to do something or looking to demos to help with shopping decisions (e.g., does this equipment do what I want it to do?).

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