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‘Dragonfly’ follow-up

I read about Google’s ‘Dragonfly’ project back in September and decided to follow-up on this news story. ‘Dragonfly’ is the codename for a censored search engine produced by Google for China. It has all the ethical violations you’re wondering, which

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Palestinian Cultural Assets in the Israeli Archives

  This article in Al-Jazeera discusses the contents of Israeli archives, specifically the Palestinian artifacts that have been kept for years and used to support a Zionist narrative. During the Arab-Israeli War in 1948, librarians accompanied Israeli forces in to

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Posted in Archives, Knowledge and Truth, Libraries, Library, Preservation

What Happens When Discarded Archives Go Public

Some of the most poignant photographs in American history come from FSA photographers like Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange who traveled through depression-era country-side and documented the struggles of traveling farmers. Many of the photographs that were popular then are

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Posted in Archives, Cataloging

The Internet Archive Is Moving to Canada

The Internet Archive, one of the most significant library and archiving projects of our modern digital world, is moving to Canada.  Adi Robertson reports in The Verge that the San Francisco-based Internet Archive is moving forward with plans to create

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Survey Shows Stark Increase in Librarian Self-Censorship

In 2008, School Library Journal conducted a Controversial Books Survey with the purpose of collecting data on censorship in 655 elementary, middle, and high school libraries. The survey focused on three areas of interest: whether content labels were used for controversial books,

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