As Calls to Ban Books Intensify, Digital Librarians Offer Perspective - Internet Archive Blogs

peter.suber's bookmarks 2021-11-24

Summary:

"The Internet Archive’s Open Library (https://openlibrary.org) does not face the same local pressures that many school districts or school libraries do. At a time when students and teachers may be encountering limited access to content in their local community, the Internet Archive acquires and digitizes material for its online library, and lends a wide array of books for free to anyone, anytime. For example, the American Library Association’s list of most challenged books in the past decade are available in a curated collection. Among the titles: The Glass Castle by Jennette Walls, banned for offensive language and sexually explicit content; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, cited as being insensitive, anti-family and violent; and Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin, challenged for its LGBTQIA content and the perceived effects on young people who would read it...."

Link:

http://blog.archive.org/2021/11/24/as-calls-to-ban-books-intensify-digital-librarians-offer-perspective/

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Tags:

oa.new oa.ia oa.open_library oa.books oa.censorship

Date tagged:

11/24/2021, 11:55

Date published:

11/24/2021, 06:55