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ERIC Number: EJ930064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Liberation Bibliography
Fister, Barbara
Library Journal, v135 n6 p38-40 Apr 2010
The author has been thinking about the kind of freedoms embodied in the idea of the library and the plight of the book that cannot find its reader. What can librarians do to help readers and books find one another in a world where money is going toward temporary access to corporate-controlled intellectual property? How can one liberate knowledge and culture to support lifelong liberal learning? In this article, the author talks about liberation bibliography and discusses how she would write a manifesto for a liberation bibliography movement. Liberation bibliography rests on the idea that the role of libraries is not just to provide access to information but to provide access that is liberating. And to be liberating, information at some level must be free, whether it wants to be or not.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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