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Christina's LIS Rant
Sunday, November 19, 2006
  Radio Documentary: "Sounds of Democracy"
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
Producer(s) Elizabeth Chur
Produced May, 2005

I just heard this piece on one of our local public radio stations that has a radio documentaries slot on Sunday at 6pm. The title doesn't really reveal the content. The Portland Maine public library has a piano that any visitor is free to come in and use and many do. It is very important to many people in the community.

It's funny though. They had a clip I think from a member of library staff who seemed almost apologetic when she said something about how in the 70s it was believed that libraries build community. I say in 2006 that we know absolutely that libraries build community (and communities). (SC agrees)

A nice piece and worth 6 minutes of your life for a listen.
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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