Category for sites that are about the concept of intellectual freedom. This is the idea that individuals have the right to read or look at whatever they want. There is much disagreement about what exactly this term means.
Provides a forum for the discussion of activities, programs and problems in intellectual freedom of libraries and librarians. Includes awards, reports, news, and links to resources.
The Office for Intellectual Freedom is charged with implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the Associations basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials. The goal of the office is to educate librarians and the general public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom in libraries.
There is more than one side to any story. This is more true with censorship of the written word than with most topics. You know where you stand on this issue, but what is your opinion based on? Is it based on fact and your morals, or on other people's morals? To help determine this, it is a good idea to find out what other people have thought on the issue. Here are some articles, essays and speeches that cover this issue from a different side of the story.
An activist organisation that examines issues of censorship, freedom and ethics amongst library and information workers.
Examines intellectual freedom issues raised by the Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS), a set of technical specifications developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and often used in filtering software.
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