Libricide!

Harper’s Conservatives have been cutting away at Library and Archives Canada but now a number of articles are pointing out how they’re trashing and burning irreplaceable science documents. The Tyee has a detailed piece here http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/12/23/Canadian-Science-Libraries/ and Boing Boing here http://boingboing.net/2014/01/04/canadian-libraricide-tories-t.html These acts are so shameful and ... continue reading

A right for privacy is getting confused with…

A right for privacy is getting confused with a “right” to censor. I think there is a point when a person puts something into the public’s grasp that it ceases to adhere to that person’s control. This article on French archivists makes a case against extending some types of privacy control. That’s not to say that we don’t need better privacy rules. A lot of information gets abused ... continue reading