Librarianship and Human Rights: A Twenty-First Century Guide by Toni Samek

By Toni Samek

During this booklet, the reader will come upon a myriad of pressing library and data voices reflecting modern neighborhood, nationwide, and transnational calls to motion on conflicts generated through disasters to recognize human rights, via struggles for acceptance and illustration, by means of social exclusion, and the library institution’s position therein. those voices infuse library and knowledge paintings world wide into social activities and the worldwide discourse of human rights, they depict library and data employees as political actors, they provide a few new chances for innovations of resistance, they usually problem networks of keep an eye on. This book’s method of library and data paintings is grounded in useful, serious, and emancipatory phrases; social motion is a valuable development. This booklet is conceived as a right away problem to the concept of library neutrality, specially within the current context of conflict, revolution, and social switch. This booklet, for instance, locates library and knowledge staff as contributors and interventionists in social conflicts. The thoughts for social motion around the globe documented during this ebook have been chosen as a result of their connection to parts of the common announcement of Human Rights (1948) that relate really to center library values, details ethics, and international details justice.

  • The first monograph of its kind
  • Locates librarianship entrance and centre in wisdom societies
  • Mainstreams serious librarianship

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Ibid. Ibid. Ibid. Capurro, R. (1990) ‘Towards an information ecology’. In: I. ) Information Quality. Definitions and Dimensions, London: Taylor Graham, pp. 122–39. Ibid. UNESCO (2005) ‘Knowledge versus information societies: UNESCO report takes stock of the difference’. pdf (accessed 8 November 2006). Ibid. html (accessed 8 November 2006). International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (2005) ‘Position on Internet Governance’. html (accessed 8 November 2006). Smith, M. (2001) ‘Global information justice: rights, responsibilities, and caring connections,’ Library Trends 49(3): 529.

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