Librarianship and Human Rights. A Twenty-First Century Guide by Toni Samek

By Toni Samek

During this e-book, the reader will come upon a myriad of pressing library and data voices reflecting modern neighborhood, nationwide, and transnational calls to motion on conflicts generated by means of disasters to recognize human rights, by way of struggles for popularity and illustration, through social exclusion, and the library institution's function therein. those voices infuse library and knowledge paintings all over the world into social activities and the worldwide discourse of human rights, they depict library and knowledge staff as political actors, they give a few new percentages for ideas of resistance, and so they problem networks of keep watch over. This book's method of library and data paintings is grounded in sensible, serious, and emancipatory phrases; social motion is a principal development. This booklet is conceived as a right away problem to the concept of library neutrality, specifically within the current context of warfare, revolution, and social switch. This booklet, for instance, locates library and knowledge staff as contributors and interventionists in social conflicts. The ideas for social motion all over the world documented during this publication have been chosen as a result of their connection to parts of the common assertion of Human Rights (1948) that relate relatively to middle library values, details ethics, and international info justice.

  • The first monograph of its kind
  • Locates librarianship entrance and centre in wisdom societies
  • Mainstreams severe librarianship

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Wiegand, S. (1996) ‘Reality bites: the collision of rhetoric, rights, and reality and the Library Bill of Rights’, Library Trends 45(1): 83. 29. Smith, M. (2001) ‘Global information justice: rights, responsibilities, and caring connections’, Library Trends 49(3): 534. 30. American Library Association (1997) ‘Resolution on IFLA, human rights and freedom of expression’. htm (accessed 8 November 2006). 31. Raseroka, K. (2004) World Library and Information Congress opening address, 70th IFLA General Conference and Council, 22–27 August, Buenos Aires, p.

These latter rights are briefly covered in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ‘but these provisions are an exceptional addition to the documents, which generally conceive of rights as an individual’s claim upon society. 8 Furthermore, human rights theorists have challenged Vasek’s taxonomy on the grounds that all rights are intextricably linked. 11 Always at issue is the number and relative importance of the countries ratifying the above instruments. 1), The International Bill of Human Rights’12 states that the Universal Declaration on Human Rights ‘inspired the preparation of a number of international human rights instruments, both within and outside the United Nations system’; ‘exercised a significant influence on a number of multilateral and bilateral treaties’; and ‘had a strong impact as the basis for the preparation of many new national constitutions and national laws’.

Listserv posting. edu. org. Date: 31 May 2005. Subject: FW: IFRT New Orleans Program 2006. 46. Hazen, D. (2004) ‘National bibliography in a globalized world: the Latin American case’. World Library and Information Congress: 70th IFLA General Conference and Council, 22–27 August, Buenos Aires, p. 4. 47. Listserv posting. uk. uk. Date: 19 Feb 2005. Subject: RE: AFRICA LIBERATION LIBRARY PROJECT – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST. Appeared in PLGNET-L Digest 2056. 48. Declaration from Buenos Aires on Information, Documentation and Libraries, op.

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