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A different take on the “Free our Libraries” posting

Posted by Editor on October 7, 2008

From Duke’s Scholarly Communication blog: http://library.duke.edu/blogs/scholcomm/

…but the article certainly implies that one aspect of the event was assigning blame to university libraries for our inability to make everything free for all on the Internet.  The presidents in attendance, we are told, “urged libraries to halt what they described as an assault on the public’s right to knowledge, done in the name of copyright.” It is, of course, both ironic and ill-informed to blame libraries for an assault on the public’s right to know.  Our professional organizations, after all, have an official and highly visible commitment to that right that is, as far as I know, unmatched by any other such group. …

Read the entire post here.

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