Whitewashing Cultural Heritage Collections

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Is there a German word for something that you don’t know, but you really do know, and also you are a little bit of an idiot? That’s how I felt during Dr. Kimberly Christen’s webinar hosted by OCLC, “We Have Never Been Neutral: Search, Discovery, and the Politics of Access.” She introduced the idea that our drive as digital librarians and archivist to collect, aggregate, and make publicly available as much intellectual content as we can get our hands on … Read More

On Libraries, Neutrality, and the People of Earth

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While the news is filled with articles and videos about numerous neo-Nazi rallies across the country, the topic of library neutrality inevitably pops up. And this is true. Some flavor of neutrality appears in all ethical codes for library professionals. According to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’s (IFLA) Code of Ethics for Librarians and other Information Workers, “Librarians and other information workers are strictly committed to neutrality and an unbiased stance regarding collection, access and service. Neutrality … Read More

Happy Edible Book Day!

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Edible Book Day, also known as the International Edible Book Festival, happens on or around April 1st. The rules are simple – create a cake with a “bookish” theme, using a literary inspiration, or in the form of a book. Check out winners from these festivals: The University of Illinois Duke University Libraries University of Texas at Austin iSchool Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Libraries, Democracy, and the First Amendment

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We’re all familiar with the first amendment. We’re often reminded of its existence whenever someone spouts off an unpopular statement or when a government official tries to censor someone or something. First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. So what’s … Read More

New Year, New Blog Name (and More)

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I’m bringing in the new year with a new name for the blog: End to Endpaper. The name is borrowed from the title of my next bookbinding project, which will be a flag book containing some of my marbled paper. The new name carries with it connotations that describe both me and this website: libraries, books, bookbinding/crafts, and sharing stories. End to end refers to looking at a process from the very beginning to the very end. With information management, … Read More

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