Alternative Library Literature, 1998-1999: A Biennial Anthology

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9780786409174: Alternative Library Literature, 1998-1999: A Biennial Anthology
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This biennial provides a reminder of the roots of librarianship. It includes sections on people/work, women, censorship/human rights/peace, cyberspace/virtual libraries and others.

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Famed Minnesota cataloger Sanford Berman is also the author of Prejudices and Antipathies (1993, $24.95, "Berman's observations...resonate, stimulate"-Library Journal). James P. Danky is a periodicals librarian at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

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This biennial volume is back with more provocative and unorthodox takes on the library profession, including Heike Seidel's "The 'Invisibles': Lesbian Women as Library Users," Rory Litwin's "Issues of Inside Censorship and the ALA," Berman's "Jackdaws Strut in Peacock's Feathers: The Sham of 'Standard' Cataloging," and Frank Prahl's "Getting Better Access to Freethought Literature: Is the Library of Congress Censoring Our Libraries?" One quibble: most of the articles focus on topics with a leftist or politically correct perspective. Where are the essays that address the question of how (or if) libraries should handle "alternative" materials at the opposite end of the political spectrum: KKK newspapers, Nazi memorabilia, Christian fundamentalist brochures, etc. Should libraries "filter" not only pornographic web sites but also homepages that offer an extremist point of view repugnant to most people? Still, this anthology tickles the brain cells and offers a refreshing change from the boring, mindnumbing, mainstream library literature. For all professional reading collections. Wilda Williams, "Library Journal"
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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