Freedom of speech campaigners hit back as a recent poll reveals an increasing appetite among US adults for banning books and restricting childrenâ€™s access to â€˜inappropriateâ€™ library books
Source: Are Americans falling in love with censorship? | Books | The Guardian
Dav Pilkeyâ€™s bestselling Captain Underpants books have been pulled from the shelves and out of childrenâ€™s hands for being â€˜inappropriateâ€™ and â€˜anti-establishmentâ€™. Hereâ€™s why thatâ€™s so wrong.
Source: What it’s like to top banned book lists around the world | Children’s books | The Guardian
It should be no surprise that libraries and bookstoresâ€”the places where you can go pick up a copy of 1984 or Darkness at Noonâ€”are privacy hipsters. Theyâ€™ve been fighting overbroad government surveillance since before it was cool.
Source: EFF Asks Court on Behalf of Libraries and Booksellers to Recognize Readersâ€™ Right to Be Free of NSAâ€™s Online Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation
The University of Iowa’s fanzine collection is going digital before it falls apart.
Source: 10,000 zines and counting: a library’s quest to save the history of fandom | The Verge
A new volunteer effort to save documents and other artifacts before they disappear…
Source: How The Archive Corps Is Saving Documents Before They Disappear – The Atlantic