Thursday, September 6, 2007

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #11 - Things that need to be said

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #11 is now available for download. Here's a direct link to the mp3.

You can subscribe to the show via the podcast feed (now available at the iTunes Music Store):

On the call:

Greg Schwartz, Louisville Free Public Library
Laura Carscaddon, University of Arizona
Mary Carmen Chimato, North Carolina State University
Julian Clark, Georgetown University Law Library
Mickey Coalwell, Northeast Kansas Library System
Ryan Deschamps, Halifax Public Library
Katie Dunneback, Southeastern Librarian Services

Links to the show topics:

1. Judge Rules Provisions of Patriot Act Unconstitutional (Washington Post)

2. Where's the great literature in local libraries? (Guardian Unlimited)
Dumb Down the Libraries? What to do? ( (courtesy of Library Stuff)

3. Who's Selecting Now? (Library Journal)

4. Top 25 Librarian Bloggers (By the Numbers) (OEDb)

5. The Juvenal of Librarianship (Academic Librarian)
No flip flops in the office: or, why business casual just don't work in a law firm (Enquiring Minds Want to Know...)

6. Envisioning the Next Chapter for Electronic Books (New York Times)
Amazon & Google To Enter eBook Business (TechCrunch)
CrunchGear Live: The September 5th Apple Announcement (CrunchGear)

7. Under the Hood of Web 2.0 : the top ten programming concepts for librarians to understand (The Other Librarian)

The stuff we didn't get to:

Creating the 21st Century Library (In These Times)
Science Fiction Writers of America abuses the DMCA (Boing Boing)
Can The Jobs Be Found (Library Journal)
As not read by Oprah (The Times-Picayune)


John said...

The Darien Library is indeed planning on offering a service to our users whereby they can opt to have material "drop shipped" to their homes for a small fee. They could then either keep it and be charged the discounted price for the book or return it to the library where it would be cataloged and placed into circulation. The material would not be processed when it arrives at the user's home (no bar-codes, etc). Since we'll know where the outstanding material is, we'll be able to bill those users for unreturned material.

Katie said...

Thanks for the clarification, John. I just couldn't wrap my mind around the idea that a brand new, already processed book would show up on your doorstep and you'd decide to keep it.