Covert censorship in libraries : a discussion paper

Moody, Kim Covert censorship in libraries : a discussion paper. Australian Library Journal, 2005, vol. 54, n. 2, pp. 138-147. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Librarians, through their professional associations, have long been committed to the social justice principle of free access to information. External censorship challenges to library collections threaten this principle overtly. However, censorship can also occur in libraries in various covert and often unconcious ways. This discussion paper raises concerns about current librarian practices and library processes which can effectively censor library collections from within. The paper concludes by highlighting specific areas of practice in which librarians need to be vigilant for such covert censorship.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: censorship, intellectual freedom, library processes, library policy, professional standards
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EF. Censorship.
I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Kim E Moody
Date deposited: 20 Jan 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02


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