Archive for the tag "intellectual freedom"
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
A current kerfuffle on the Internets has to do with Amazon de-ranking GLBT-themed books as reported on the LA Times Jacket Copy blog. Amazon’s policy of removing “adult” content from its rankings seems to be both new and unevenly implemented. On Saturday, self-published author Mark R. Probst noticed that his book had lost its ranking, [...]