Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Lots of attention being paid to the new book by Siva Vaidhyanathan, called The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System . Sounds like something librarians everywhere should be reading. Here's part of a description from
    On one side, trying to maintain control of information, are corporations, judges, the military, and global institutions. On the other side, trying to liberate information, are educators, hackers, civil libertarians, artists, consumers, and political dissidents.

Which side would news librarians be on?
If you don't have the book yet, the Website ( has a blog. Some interesting links here as well as some of the ideas from the book.
(via Doc Searls and others.


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