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Freedom to Read

Starting on Sunday, February 22nd, is FREEDOM TO READ week! According to the website, the purpose is to encourage “Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms… 156 more words

Democracy

By Their Language We Shall Know Them

People who employ the word ‘denier’ in a climate context are silencing normal, healthy debate.

Ben Pile is one of the most incisive and original thinkers in the climate sphere. 269 more words

Ethical & Philosophical

Libraries Full of Smut!

So Erika Moen sort of beat me to the punch here, but I want to talk briefly about 50 Shades of Grey.

First off, I’m a queer, feminist, sex positive BDSM practitioner. 623 more words

CENSORED!

One of the things that is very important to me as a Librarian is the profession’s commitment to impartiality (LAI Code of Professional Practice) and Intellectual Freedom… 139 more words

IFLA

Privacy in a Networked World, III

This is the third and last post about Privacy in a Networked World. See the first post (Snowden and Schneier) here and the second post (John DeLong and John Wilbanks) … 1,772 more words

Technology

Privacy in a Networked World, II

This is the second post about Privacy in a Networked World. The first post, about the conversation between Bruce Schneier and Edward Snowden, is… 951 more words

Technology

Privacy in a Networked World

This is the first post about Privacy in a Networked World, the Fourth Annual Symposium on the Future of Computation in Science and Engineering, at Harvard on Friday, January 23. 730 more words

Technology