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Uncontrolled Vocabulary #71 – A Startlingly Poor Grasp of Basic Economics

February 20, 2009

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #71 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

On the call:

Mary Carmen Chimato, North Carolina State University
Anna Creech, University of Richmond
Kendra Levine, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
David Rothman, Community General Hospital Medical Library
Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission
Chris Zammarelli, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Topics:

1. Most State Library jobs could be history (pennlive.com)

2. Why aren’t ebooks taking off? Not enough pirates (The Guardian)

3. Doomed: why Wikipedia will fail (ars technica)
Why Wikipedia’s Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong (ReadWriteWeb)

4. In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update (New York Times)

5. A Dirty Little Secret: Self-Censorship (School Library Journal)

6. Is Your Library a Star? LJ Launches the Index of Public Library Service (Library Journal)

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2 Comments
  1. Chris Zammarelli permalink

    From the SLA Public Policy Blog:

    “The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on 7 March that a figure published in Governor Rendell’s budget proposal that projected a 90 percent staffing reduction was wrong.

    “Staffing reductions within the State Library of Pennsylvania are now projected to be in line with a 50 percent budget decrease. This translates to the possible elimination of approximately 28 of the 56 library positions (not the elimination of 50 of the 56 library positions as originally reported by the press based on the budget error).”

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