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Alternative Library Literature 1986-1987
Berman, Sanford & Danky, James P.
An anthology of writings about alternative literature and sources and producers of alternative literature, as well as about libraries themselves, and about what is happening within libraries to make t...
Alternative Materials in Libraries
Handbook with extensive bibliographies. What, where, how and why to buy Alternative and small press publications for libraries - also useful for individuals and bookstore.
Service giving search access to over 30 million records from 1,300 Canadian libraries including Library and Archives Canada. Enables users to check library holdings, loan policies, homepages, etc., an...
Bringing Books and Seeking Peace in Colombia: Bringing Peace to a Beleaguered Country
Chelala, Cesar
A teacher, two donkeys, and a big pile of books are working to enrich the lives of the children in a small community in Colombia.
Challenged Books List
A partial list of books subjected to censorship attempts in Canada from the early 1980s to 2003.
The Common Good
Chomsky, Noam; interviewed by David Barsamian
Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
Culture Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression
Schiller, Herbert I.
Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly ...
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Baker, Nicholson
Double Fold examines the preservation of books in United States libraries over the past 50 years. It details the libraries' "war" on books -- the alarming lack of preservation and the destruction of ...
Leave the libraries alone. You don't understand their value.
Pullman, Philip
I love the public library service for what it did for me as a child and as a student and as an adult. I love it because its presence in a town or a city reminds us that there are things above profit, ...
Libraries, Erotica & Pornography
Cornog, Martha (ed.)
Library and Archives Canada
Information about the collections and services of Library and Archives Canada, and direct access to a wide range of online resources.
The Library at Night
Manguel, Alberto
The Library at Night tells the story of the important role of libraries in human civilization and how books are an essential link between the individual and the world.
Library Information Servers via WWW
Links to library catalogues on the World Wide Web.
Library of Congress World Wide Web site
A gateway to massive amounts of information. Main site of the U.S. Library of Congress.
The Loneliest Library in the World
Sainath, P.
At 73, P.V. Chinnathambi runs one of the loneliest libraries anywhere. In the middle of the forested wilderness of Kerala’s Idukki district, the library’s 160-books — all classics — are regularly borr...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 17, 2017: Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia
Diemer, Ulli
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Our society is obsessed with the short-term present. It devalues memory and the past. But there are those who do remember, and who work to preserve and share our collective memory. But they have to co...
Red Menace #2: Volume 2, Number 1 - Summer 1977
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
The Secret Museum: Pornography in Modern Culture
Kendrick, Walter
Kendrick looks at the idea of pornography since the word was coined a century and a half ago, concentrating less on the books and pictures that have instigated battles over "pornography" than on what ...
A Tale of Two Offices
Farragher, Elaine
Daily life and offices politics viewed through the experience of working in two libraries with very different management styles.
Toronto Public Library Online
An on-line catalogue of more than one million books, serials, government documents, maps, scores, sound recordings and other materials. Extensive Canadiana and Toronto and Ontario local history sectio...
Towards a two-tiered knowledge society
Harries-Jones, Peter
On the Conservative government's actions to reduce Internet access and library access to a large portion of the population.
Towns for People
Worpole, Ken
Examines the pressures, lifestyle changes, and social factors that contributed to the decline in urban public life in the late 20th century.
You Can't Read This: Forbidden Books, Lost Writing, Mistranslations, and Codes
Ross, Val
Written for children ages ten and up, You Can't Read This explores the development of alphabets, the decoding of ancient languages, and censorship in Ancient Rome and modern America.

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Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

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Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles
Doctorow, Cory
Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley and then used the account to check out 2,361 books over nine months in 2016, rescuing the books from automa...
Charles Darwin's Beagle library
The voyage of the Beagle (1831-1836) was one of the most important scientific expeditions in history. On board was the young naturalist Charles Darwin. His investigations would change science and the ...
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Finding Answers
The Essential Guide to Gathering Information in Canada
Tudor, Dean
Outlines the essentials of how to find and use information.
For bibliomaniacs, there is no cure
Literary hoarders were once seen as antiscocial but historians thank them now
Berry, Lorraine
An essayist looks into the curious pastime of book collecting, as well as her own lifelong passion to grow her collection.
For the love of books: Mobile libraries around the world
Mitchell, Charlotte
A look at the people behind mobile libraries serving communities from Nigeria to the Netherlands.
South Africa: Former Pharmacist Runs Children's Library Out of Shipping Container
Chaballa, Jeanette
Reporting on the work of Muzi Nkosi, a South African former pharmacist who runs a library for children.
France’s libraries discovering a new lease of life beyond just books
Seminars, events and cafes are helping some formerly staid institutions reinvent themselves as social 'third spaces' beyond work and the home.
History of the Book in Canada
Volume Two: 1840 - 1918
Lamonde, Yvan, Fleming, Patricia Lockhart, Black, Fiona. A.
The second of three volumes dealing with the history of publishing in Canada.
Improbable Libraries: A Visual Journey to the World's Most Unusual Libraries
Johnson, Alex
Improbable Libraries showcases a wide range of images and interviews with librarians who are overcoming geographic, economic, and political difficulties to bring the written word to an eager audience.
Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book
Johnson, Alex
Alex Johnson looks at the imaginative forms the modern library takes.
An Intelligent Guide to Intelligent Research
A review of The Oxford Guide to Library Research, by Thomas Mann
Diemer, Ulli
Review of the Oxford Guide to Library Research, a first-rate guide to how to think about research and how to formulate strategies for answering research questions.
Intelligent Technologies in Library and Information Service Applications
Lancaster, F.W., Warner, Amy
A technical study, funded by the Special Libraries Association, surveying the applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to library information service environments.
The Library
Lang, Andrew
A library without books? OSU and other universities purging dusty volumes
Rubinkam, Michael
A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favour of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that ...
Meet the man crowd-funding Gaza's first English library
Gadzo, Mersiha
Mosab Abu Toha, works to expand his collection of English books to create a public library that will enrich the lives and society within Gaza during the Israeli occupation.
The Oxford Guide to Library Research
Mann, Thomas
An overview of little-known but powerful strategies used by librarians and information specialists, with clear explanations of fundamental methods searching.
The Web Library
Building a World Class Personal Library with Free Web Resources
Tomaiuolo, Nicholas, G.
What is Distinctive about the Library of Congress In Both its Collections and its Means of Access to Them
And The Reasons LC Needs to Maintain Classified Shelving of Books Onsite, And A Way to Deal Effectively with the Problem of "Books on the Fl
Mann, Thomas
The Library cannot solve its space problems by adoption of a "digital strategy" without seriously damaging our larger mission to promote scholarship of unusual scope and depth. If the Library’s own ...
What is Going on at the Library of Congress?
Mann, Thomas
What is going on at the Library of Congress? Several recent decisions by the current LC administration have produced firestorms of protest, both inside and outside the Library, that LC is abdicating ...
Will Google's Keyword Searching Eliminate the Need for LC Cataloging and Classification?
Mann, Thomas
Google Print does not "change everything" regarding the need for professional cataloging and classification of books; its limitations make cataloging and classification even more important to research...
World's oldest library reopens in Fez: 'You can hurt us, but you can't hurt the books'
Shaheen, Kareem
After years of restoration, the ninth-century Qarawiyyin library in north-eastern Morocco is finally set to reopen – with strict security and a new underground canal system to protect its most prized ...
Zoia Horn, librarian jailed for not testifying against protesters
Zoia Horn refused to testify against antiwar activists accused of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger.
Egelko, Bob
Zoia Horn refused to testify against antiwar activists accused of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger.

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Library and Archives Canada / Canadian Acquisitions Division and Legal Deposit Office
All Canadian periodicals are required to file two copies of each issues with the National Library.
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...