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A Guide To Internet Resources on Intellectual Freedom
- Compiled by Gary Shimek for The Intellectual Freedom Round Table of the Wisconsin Library Association. An extensive and annotated list of resources.
ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
- The Office for Intellectual Freedom is charged with implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the Associations basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials. The goal of the office is to educate librarians and the general public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom in libraries.
ALA's Library Bill of Rights
- The Associations basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials.
ALA's The Freedom to Read Statement
- The Association's policy statement on intellectual freedom and censorship.
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
- Links to the Free Expression Newsletter and other sites relating to bookselling and freedom of speech.
Articles on Censorship: A Look at the Different Sides of the Issue
- There is more than one side to any story. This is more true with censorship of the written word than with most topics. You know where you stand on this issue, but what is your opinion based on? Is it based on fact and your morals, or on other people's morals? To help determine this, it is a good idea to find out what other people have thought on the issue. Here are some articles, essays and speeches that cover this issue from a different side of the story.
Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression
- FAIFE is an initiative within IFLA (International Federation of Library Association and Institutions) to further free access to information and freedom of expression in all aspects related to libraries and librarianship worldwide. Site includes policy papers, reports, codes of ethics and intellectual freedom statements.
- WWW Resources related to intellectual freedom and censorship for libraries. Includes policy statements, lists of banned books, and links to Supreme Court cases and decisions.
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