LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #232
Welcome back! After hopefully debugging a problem with feed generation that has possibly left subscribers hanging for about five weeks, we have a new episode. Previous episodes remain available for manual download and an experimental initiative is underway to additionally deposit copies with the Internet Archive, California's digital virtual library.
In light of the Dale Askey and Jeffrey Beall cases in Canada for libel, we talk in this episode about the dangerous possibility of challenges erupting in those cases to the notion of librarianship actually being a profession. The case is laid out as to how librarianship may not necessarily be considered truly a profession in contemporary terms on a level with medicine or law. Following that a new miscellany is presented and the show is concluded with USDA Radio's Susan Carter presenting a feature about the Agriculture Department's Rural Utilities Service working to bridge the Digital Divide in parts of the United States.
- Librarian.net: Should it be okay to sue librarians for saying your books are bad?
- LISNews: Colorado Librarian Jeffrey Beall Slapped With Canadian Libel Claim
- Zero Hedge: Households On Foodstamps Rise To New Record
- PJ Media Tatler: Obamanomics: 20 New Food Stamp Recipients for Each New Job
- The Register: Perky smartphone figures can't stop droop of worldwide mobe sales
- The H: Oracle to bulk up Java update on 19 February
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