Episode 7 - Libraries

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Are libraries still relevant and revolutionary in the digital age? What does it mean to be a ‘radical librarian’? What role can public spaces play in resisting surveillance, or must they be complicit? Plus, the projects making us excited about these local community spaces one again, and a discussion of information-sorting ethics. We interview library worker and advocate Ian Clark for his insight on all these questions and more.

Footnotes:

  1. The digital divide in the post-Snowden era.
    https://medium.com/tilty/the-digital-divide-in-the-post-snowden-era-by-ian-clark-8b2231c8d06

  2. What is the Radical Librarians Collective?
    https://archive.cilip.org.uk/blog/what-radical-librarians-collective

  3. Student accused of being a terrorist for reading book on terrorism. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/24/student-accused-being-terrorist-reading-book-terrorism

  4. Youtube is not a library.
    https://illusionofvolition.com/2018/03/20/no-youtube-is-not-a-library-and-why-it-matters/

  5. Cilip, ethical principles.
    https://archive.cilip.org.uk/research/topics/ethics-review/existing-ethical-framework  

  6. The Snoopers' Charter: Everything you need to know about the Investigatory Powers Act.
    https://www.computerworlduk.com/security/draft-investigatory-powers-bill-what-you-need-know-3629116/

  7. The 10 Biggest Revelations From Edward Snowden's Leaks.
    https://mashable.com/2014/06/05/edward-snowden-revelations/?europe=true#Urb2EEGp3PqJ

  8. 10 things you need to know about library closures/campaigns.
    http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/campaigns/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-library-closurescampaigns/

  9. The Library Freedom Project.
    https://libraryfreedomproject.org/

  10. Crypto Party…in a public library…in the UK.
    http://infoism.co.uk/2016/05/crypto-party/

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Ruth Coustick-Deal