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Collection Collection01 - #freedaleaskey collection
- 2012-2013 (Accumulation)
- 1994, 2010-2013 (Creation)
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We are Toronto-area library workers who are concerned with social justice and equality issues, charged with the stewardship of knowledge, championing open access to information, and preserving common space. We are interested in issues of freedom of expression, attacks on Canadian heritage, freedom of information, privacy, censorship, copyright, equitable access to information, the fostering of critical information literacy, and the broad social implications of the commodification of information and increasing corporate influence on libraries. As library workers, we recognize that the increasing lack of job security, de-professionalization, and casualization of our profession threatens the “free public sphere which makes an independent democratic civil society possible.”
We are a new voice in the Canadian library community seeking to influence progressive dialogue and political action in our communities and associations.
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This collection was identified, selected and preserved by members of the Progressive Librarians Guild of the Greater Toronto Area (PLG-GTA) beginning in February 2013. Our selection criteria is based on our aims to identify and preserve online debate regarding the court case and the surrounding issues of academic freedom of librarians. As a result, we have focused on professional responses to the court case from the librarian community and media coverage online, particularly those sites that generated online comments.
Sites that have little or no change or traffic following the initial publication may be weeded to reduce duplication. All weeding will be documented and rationalized.
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- Progressive LIbrarians Guild - Greater Toronto Area Chapter (PLG GTA) (Creator)
- Askey, Dale (Subject)
- Edwin Mellen Press (Subject)
- Richardson, Herbert W. (Subject)
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Revised 01 July 2013 by ASt.Onge.
Revised 09 September by ASt.Onge.