Archive for the tag "academic freedom"
A little bit more than a year ago ACRLog covered the Research Works Act, legislation that intended to stop federal funding agencies from requiring grantees to make the results of their research freely available to all. Luckily, RWA was quickly withdrawn, thanks to pressure from academics and librarians worldwide. However, the scholarly publishing universe continues [...]
We recently lost a great champion of intellectual freedom – Judith Krug, who called attention to attempts to withdraw books from libraries, challenged the government on Internet censorship, and built coalitions to preserve our freedom to read and consider ideas without penalty. She embodied what we as librarians and academics value and she defended it [...]
Posted: 18 April, 2009 in Higher Education, Information Ethics, Information Literacy.
Tags: academic freedom, agnotology, common reading programs, David Horowitz, Free Exchane on Campus, intellectual freedom, Joel Best, Judith Krug