Author: Kelly Bilz
Providing eBooks For All
The #eBooksForAll initiative can be applied to other issues of access: eBooks in prison and accessibility.
USCIS Announces Proposed Fee Increases
USCIS has announced proposed fee hikes which will affect public access to genealogical records.
Share Your Censorship Story
OIF’s end-of-year initiative encourages you to share your censorship story! Information from challenge reports helps spread awareness and support libraries across the nation.
So Your Second Cousin is a Criminal, and Other DNA Privacy Concerns
DNA from direct-to-consumer kits can help you find your ancestors–and potentially help law enforcement find you. See how genetic data raises privacy concerns even as it restores justice.
Intellectual Freedom? Don’t Make Me Laugh: Censorship and Comedy
Many comedians have commented on performing for “politically correct” college campuses, but when does correctness become censorship?
Ethics of Analysis: Learning Analytics and Academic Libraries
Many academic institutions–and their libraries–are using learning analytics to improve their services and reach out to students who need help, but when does data collection cross the line and become surveillance?
Intellectual Freedom Fighters, Part 5: Rural Internet Access Groups
The final installment in the Intellectual Freedom Fighters Series looks at different projects to bring internet access to rural communities.
‘Yesterday’ as an Open Access Movie
What does a movie about Beatles music have to do with the Open Access movement? According to this blogger, everything! (Spoilers within.)
Happy Birthday, Juno Dawson!
Juno Dawson, renowned author of 17 books and columnist, celebrates her birthday on July 10.
Intellectual Freedom Fighters, Part 4: Reporters Without Borders
In the fourth installment in the Intellectual Freedom Fighters Series, see how Reporters Without Borders protects freedom of the press and how journalism overlaps with library science.