Thursday, July 5, 2007

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #2 - Similarly, Horribly Aghast

Episode #2 of Uncontrolled Vocabulary is now available. Here's a direct link to the mp3. I realize now that I forgot to thank everyone who participated in the conversation, so let me do that here.

The show's podcast feed is at http://recordings.talkshoe.com/rss38665.xml

Still not having any luck getting the podcast listed at the iTunes store, but I'm not giving up yet.

On the call:

Greg Schwartz, Louisville Free Public Library
Mary Carmen Chimato, North Carolina State University
Laura Crossett, Park County (WY) Library System
Rikhei Harris, Grand Valley State University
Joshua M. Neff, Johnson County Public Library
Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission

Here are the show topics and relevant links:

1. Facebook library apps DOA?
Catalog Search Apps Violate FB TOS? Make Your Views Known (Facebook - account required)
Facebook to library apps: drop dead (See Also...)

2. A Dewey-free Perry
Behind the Maricopa County Library District’s Dewey-less Plan (Library Journal)
Two Days Without Dewey (LISNews)

3. Break-in at the library? No internet for you!
Yutan library computers to go back online (Bellevue Leader)

4. Library agrees to Internet restrictions (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

5. Display books that you can't check-out (Jenny Levine via Flickr)

6. Library site runs afoul of civil-rights rules (Knox News, courtesy of LibVibe)

7. Medical information on the interwebs
New advisory group on health (Official Google Blog)
Google ignores medical librarians (Open Medicine blog)
Does negative press make you Sicko? (Google Health Advertising Blog)
Skeptical Medical Reference: Helping Patrons Find Critical Resources for Consumer Health Issues (Library Philosophy and Practice 2007)

1 comment:

Connie said...

Fantastic discussion, folks! I especially found the discussion about how we are jerks for making patrons learn how to use Dewey particularly thought-provoking. I work in a specialized library which uses a modified version of part of LC (not Dewey). I walked out into my little library after listening to that part and was horrified to be greeted by signs with a tangle of numbers, not subjects! Perhaps it is time to re-think that.

I'd be interested in a future discussion of how we would re-build the OPAC "from the ground up." Can we give this a collective vision?

Cheers,
Connie