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Uncontrolled Vocabulary #70 – The Galaxy’s Brightest Stars and Guiding Lights

February 11, 2009

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #70 is now available for download. Here’s a direct link to the mp3.

The windstorm here in the Midwest caused its share of technical problems with the show, forcing me to spend most of the hour on a cell phone. Please accept my apologies for the unusually poor audio quality, but I’ll think you’ll find much of the conversation to be very worthwhile.

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

On the call:

Greg Schwartz, Louisville Free Public Library
Christa Burns, Nebraska Library Commission
Aaron Dobbs, Shippensburg University
Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission

Topics:

1. Libraries can keep books with lead-containing ink (USA Today)

2. Rutgers Faculty Agrees To Drop “Library” from SCILS Name (Library Journal)

3. ALA Urges Library Advocates To Lobby Now on Stimulus Bill (Library Journal)
Day 5: Get Ready for Major Economic Stimulus Vote Tomorrow (District Dispatch)
Portion of the Senate stimulus related to broadband expansion (readthestimulus.com)
URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Protect Library Funding in the Economic Stimulus Package (District Dispatch)

4. Palinet and Solinet Teaming Up to Become Lyrasis (LISNews)
OCLC and NEBASE’s future (N3)

5. Author’s Guild calls Kindle 2’s text-to-speech software illegal (CrunchGear)
Neil Gaiman waxes sensible on Kindle Audiobooks and the redonkulous Author’s Guild (BoingBoing)

6. Sony works with Netlibrary to offer Mobile Collections for the Reader Digital Book (OCLC)
Sony Reader Mobile Collections (OCLC)
O’Reilly Challenges Proprietary eBook Standards With Bookworm (ReadWriteWeb)

7. ‘Wall Street Journal’ Librarian Laments Shutdown (Editor & Publisher)

[Updated at 1:03 AM to add BoingBoing link]

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