LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #237
This week's program starts off with a brief essay talking about the disintegration of having a coherent "popular culture" in the United States then turns to the strange case of the Harlem Shake in Oxford. After that the episode wraps up with a news miscellany.
- Jim Geraghty: How Do We Win Arguments in a Fragmenting Culture?
- LISNews: Sad Harlem Shake Story
- The Huffington Post: Claypso Nash, Librarian, Fired For Harlem Shake Video Filmed At Oxford University
- The Independent: Oxford university students call for sacked librarian to be reinstated after Harlem Shake at St Hilda's College -- Students fined after recording of viral dance track appeared on YouTube
- The Daily Mail: Oxford University librarian is SACKED after students do the Harlem Shake in her prestigious library
- The Telegraph: Oxford University librarian sacked after students perform Harlem Shake dance and post recording on YouTube -- An Oxford University librarian has been sacked after a group of students recorded a version of the viral dance hit the Harlem Shake in her library and then posted it on YouTube.
- Public Libraries News (which discusses public library closures in the UK)
- Voices for the Library (library advocacy group in the UK)
- Bruce Schneier: The Internet is a surveillance state
- Michael Geist: Federal Librarians Muzzled Under New Code of Conduct
- The Annoyed Librarian: Creeping Canadian Totalitarianism
- The National Post: Digital divide persists in Canada, both in access and Internet fluency
- John C. Dvorak: Put Google Reader Into the Public Domain
- The Travelin' Librarian: 7 Ways Librarians Can Participate in Open Access/Source/Education Communities
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