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Uncontrolled Vocabulary #68 – Appeal to the Middle

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

Topics:

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

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Episode 68 tonight

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #68 records tonight at 10 PM Eastern.

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No show this week

With my whole family down for the count with nasty illness, I’ll be spending this Wednesday evening in my primary role as Superdad/husband. We’ll plan on recording episode 68 on January 28th. Thanks for your understanding.

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #67 – Policy-driven DRM

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #67 is now available for download. My apologies for the delay in posting. 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:

Greg Schwartz, Louisville Free Public Library
Laura Crossett, Park County (WY) Library System
Ryan Deschamps, Halifax Public Library
Jason Griffey, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission
Tim Spalding, Library Thing

Topics:

1. OCLC Board of Trustees and Members Council to convene Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship (OCLC)
Why libraries must reject the OCLC Policy (part 1) (Thingology)

2. Ebook DRM provider goes dark, the books you paid for disappear (Boing Boing)

3. Congress bans kids from libraries? (Boston Phoenix)

4. Group Seeks to Take Over Providence Branches (AL Online)

5. Librarians to be renamed ‘audience development officers’ (Telegraph)

6. The Public Library Renaissance (Freakonomics)
Library usage will go up during a recession – management are you really prepared? (Librarian By Day)

Episode 67 tonight

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #67 records tonight at 10 PM Eastern.

Topics for tonight’s show will probably include, but not be limited to:

To join the conversation:

1. Dial +1 724-444-7444

2. Enter the show ID: 38665

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Uncontrolled Vocabulary #66 – Another Nail in the Coffin

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #66 is now available for download. My apologies for the delay in posting. 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:

Greg Schwartz, Louisville Free Public Library
Mary Carmen Chimato, North Carolina State University
Steven Kaye
Rudy Leon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Topics:

1. Nutter’s new plan to save the libraries: let non-profits and the private sector run them (Philly.com)
Judge halts library closings (Philly.com)
Nutter says ruling risks shorter hours at all libraries (Philly.com)
Philadelphia Libraries Remain Open, But Staff Cuts Mean Fewer Days (Library Journal)

2. Save the LIS Library! Petition

3. Ask-a-Librarian Services Need a Reboot (David Lee King)
Discrimination against chat and email users? I’m skeptical. (Llyfrgellydd)

4. ALA Presidential Hopefuls and YouTube (Pattern Recognition)
It’s Been a Tough Start to the New Year at ALA…. (ALA Marginalia)

5. Captain Underpants Doesn’t Need a Newbery Medal (Slate)
Has the Newbery Lost Its Way? (School Library Journal)

Episode #66 tonight

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #66 records tonight at 10 PM Eastern.

Topics for tonight’s show will probably include, but not be limited to:

To join the conversation:

1. Dial +1 724-444-7444

2. Enter the show ID: 38665

3. Guests: Dial 1#
TalkShoe members: Enter your 10-digit PIN

Don’t forget that you can also call in for free using Gizmo Project.

Participate in the text chat by visiting our TalkShoe show page.