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Uncontrolled Vocabulary

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Episode 37 - It's like Candy Land, only nerdier.

Thu, 10 Apr 2008 22:03:41 -0400

This episode is devoted to discussion of Computers in Libraries 2008.

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Episode 32 - Cranky people make good audio.

Wed, 05 Mar 2008 22:01:41 -0500


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Episode 15 - Your tax dollars at work

Wed, 03 Oct 2007 22:02:23 -0400

Religious books back in prisons; Post-mortem fines; flat libraries, maybe?; tech support @ your library; Creative Commons; College Students report from OCLC; The $200 laptop

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Episode 13 - What stereotypes are we NOT breaking?

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:02:57 -0400

Censorship by theft; Anonymity and pseudonymity; Mudflap girl; Luddite in the Copyright Office; textbook prices=IP?; Airport security and your reading habits; Stop Blocking; FGI on the road with the Internet Archive bookmobile; On the death of languages

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Episode 12 - Oops

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 22:02:51 -0400

More on Darien library; 10 reasons why e-books suck; ALA survey on Internet PCs in public libraries; the distraction of Facebook at work; free speech vs. copyright; A Day to Remember, A Day to Act; the Prelinger Library

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Episode 11 - Things that need to be said

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 22:00:52 -0400

USA PATRIOT Act ruled unconstitutional; Where's the great literature?;Outsourcing collection development;The Top 25 libloggers?;On negativity and the Annoyed Librarian;Amazon and Google and eBooks;Web 2.0 programming concepts for librarians

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Episode 10 - A good time to talk about timid librarians

Thu, 30 Aug 2007 22:01:00 -0400

More on unconferences and Alms for Jihad; Self-immolation; Timidity; The foibles of filtering; Suing over chapel library censorship; BookSwim; Slam the Boards!

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Episode 9 - On the level of what Einstein did

Thu, 23 Aug 2007 22:01:12 -0400

More from the Other Librarian; Emergency response responsibilites; US Reading habits; McMaster goes Amazon; Alms for Jihad; Inglorious displacement; Library camps; No MySpace in Tulsa; Dreary library literature

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Episode 6 - A big ol' mess, which I find fascinating

Thu, 02 Aug 2007 22:00:19 -0400

The future of the Carnival; Non-resident cards; Service to illegal immigrants; Mission creep in Tampa?; Self-check=less friendly libraries?; Am I a Librarian 2.0?; Vendor wars: NetLibrary vs. Recorded Books; Cheatin' on your book club

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Episode 5 - I'm glad it excited someone.

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 22:00:41 -0400

Dewey again?; Halo 2 and R-rated movies@yourlibrary; Nudie drawings and bad grammar@yourlibrary; Archives for sale; Transformation Lab video (watch it!); Steal this book? Don't bother; Library trustee flair; The Cyber-bullied librarian; Corporations in Second Life

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Episode 4 - They shouldn't have to be told

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 22:00:41 -0400

Dewey in the NYT; ALA resolution on NSLs; Public access to EPA holdings; Open Library demo; VuFind; If libraries had shareholders; Librarian 2.0 - The new professional or the responsible one?; Learning Commons Adventures

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Episode 3 - It does beat waiting tables!

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 22:02:48 -0400

Follow-up on Dewey freedom; On being hip; If public libraries didn't exist...; Why ALA will never learn; EFF and FOIA; Embedding YouTube and copyright; Haines Borough Public Library catalog

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Episode 2 - Similarly, Horribly Aghast

Thu, 05 Jul 2007 22:02:26 -0400

Facebook apps in libraries and the walled garden; Dewey freedom; Books you can see, but not touch; Internet filtering in Yutan and Rochester; A controversial move in Knoxville; Google Health Advisory Board and providing medical info

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Episode 1 - Poetry, Pure Poetry

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 22:01:30 -0400

Closing public library toilets in Swindon, the Espresso Book Machine debuts, Libraries charging libraries for training, ALA and the denial of Aaron, canceling of summer reading events in South Carolina

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