Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #20 - The Obama Database Company

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #20 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):

A million thank yous to Aaron Dobbs for stepping in at the last minute to host while I tended to my ailing son. Since he was so restrained, given the obvious opportunity for self-promotion, allow me. Aaron is running for ALA council and I suggest that all those qualified consider a vote for him. He's serious about reforming the organization. You can see many of his ideas laid out on the Improve ALA wiki. (Disclosure: I'm not currently an ALA member.)

On the call:

Aaron Dobbs, Shippensburg University
Laura Carscaddon, University of Arizona
David Fiander, University of Western Ontario
Tom Peters, TAP Information Systems
Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission
Courtney Stephens, Belmont University

Links to the show topics:

1. Library secure for kid porn (Denver Post)
Libraries and police unite for tougher law on library criminals (

2. Broadcast won't violate library policy (The Hawk Eye)

3. SEC Investigates Omaha Database Company (AP via Yahoo! News)

4. Unsure what to buy children? Borders pushes safety of books (Detroit Free Press)
Senator Durbin On Toy Safety: "It Might Just Be A Good Christmas For Books Or Movies" (The Consumerist)

5. Librarian: 'Just say no to Wikipedia' (The Express-Times)
Balance in everything: Wikipedia v the librarian (Enquiring Minds Want to Know)

6. findingDulcinea, Librarian of the Internet, Launches in NYC (PR Newswire)

7. University of Michigan librarian defends Google scanning deal (ars technica)

8. Amazon's Kindle

1 comment:

NYBound said...

So, tonight's show is already posted online? How do you guys shift time like that? I checked yesterday to see if a show was on last night, and saw it had switched back to Thursday. So I was holding off until today. Darn.

I'll try to join another call soon, but can't next week -- I'll be at London Online. Don't know what the week after that will hold.