Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #30 - Who are these library leaders?

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #30 is now available for download. Here's a direct link to the mp3.

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

On the call:

Greg Schwartz, Louisville Free Public Library
Connie Crosby, Leisure Girl
Heidi Hansen, Wayne State University student
Stephen Kellat, Host, LISTen, the podcast
Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission

Links to the show topics:

1. Library workers locked out in Victoria (The Globe and Mail)

2. Vancouver Library Under Fire for Hosting Controversial Author Called Anti-Semitic (Library Journal)

3. Library of Congress sells itself out to Microsoft for a mere $3 mil (Boing Boing)

4. Blatant Berry: The Vanishing Librarians (Library Journal)
LJ’s John Berry “Writes” an “Opinion Piece” (Free Range Librarian)

5. Borders opens bookshelves to digital services (USA Today)
Slideshow of pictures from a concept Borders store (
Digital Content & Lifestyle Centers at Borders (heidi go seek)

6. Libraries Will Soon Move Into Bay Area BART Stations (

7. Lexington County library bans social networking sites (The State)

Submissions we didn't get to:

Federated Search: ProQuest Acquires WebFeat, WebFeat to merge with Serial Solutions (ResourceShelf)
Publishers are braced for the slow death of the book (Times Online)
Beijing libraries seek to lure readers amid TV, Internet competition (Mathaba News Agency)
Napster for Books (Business Idea of the Day)
Amazon pooh-poohs (ingenious) New York net tax plan (Channel Register)
CrossRef launches free citation look up tool for bloggers (Confessions of a Science Librarian)

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