Striving for neutrality in library organizations and libraries

One of the first outcomes of DigiBridge was making sure we removed barriers to access. Do these deserve equal representation along with historical studies of World War II and personal stories of Holocaust survivors? Maintaining objectivity means taking a non-promotional, or neutral, position relative to the organizations, products, technologies, and even development models.

That is not neutral. My ability to continue these relationships and to gather information about the companies and products depends on maintaining confidences and by ensuring the accuracy and balance of my reports and public presentations.

We are designed that way not for efficiency, but because we believe local knowledge — of culture, of resources, of people- makes us more effective. But even these proprietary products are increasingly expected to provide robust and well-document APIs that open their data and functionality to libraries.

The first being open and willing to have that conversation in learning other truths. Conclusion The American Library Association supports net neutrality legislation that preserves the competitive online markets for content and services.

Scientist strive for intellectual honesty, never neutrality. What do you believe has been your biggest challenge in promoting racial and social equity in libraries? If you differentiate or prioritize service in any way to those you serve, you are not neutral.

Some equate rejecting neutrality as equivalent to an embrace of partisan politics and ideology. We need to talk about this history now. That is not neutrality, that is respect for diversity.

Absent that bias, a multitude of comparisons can be made to identify the relative merits and weaknesses of each alternative. We can't afford to be relegated to "slow lanes" on the internet. So while I have not yet been able to derive a general comparison between the Koha development community and the development resources available to the proprietary products, I have gained more of an appreciation for the quantity of efforts contributed and for the fundamental differences in these two approaches to software development.

We are not neutral because not only are we human, but those we seek to serve are humans as well. We continue to have an equal amount of males and females and have seen an increase in other ethnicities. In fact, libraries are the main provider of internet access for many in our state.

We hope that the FCC considers that when they vote today. And to find meaning they need professionals who are not neutral, but advocates. Net neutrality was a founding principle of the Internet. Not only does each organization pay close attention to how they are covered, but they naturally want to thoroughly understand their competition and all alternatives available to libraries.

I will also be at Annual in Chicago this year, too. Under that proposition I would add a stipulation: Today, we name awards after librarians who did the latter like E. I have valued relationships with individuals at all levels of the organizations—often including the CEO—of each of the major companies in the industry.

To the extent that organizations disclose the numbers of personnel allocated to these activities, it is possible to at least make rough comparisons regarding their relative capabilities.

I will just list two of the biggest challenges I find. That proposition is this: It is the principle that consumers and citizens should be free to get access to — or to provide — the Internet content and services they wish.

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My Remarks on Library Neutrality for the ALA MidWinter President’s Panel

Outside of the support firms, many individuals working in libraries voluntarily spend part of their time contributing to open source projects, some with no specific affiliations. Whether they are challenging me or just asking me question—talking in-person with people outside my bubble has helped me to sit and work on defining my beliefs so I can articulate them as best I can.

Political inclusiveness should be one of the main goals for public libraries. Open source ILS products, such as Koha and Evergreen, now considered mainstream options, compete with the proprietary offerings based on their merits in functionality, design, architecture, support services.

Anna Sheffer December 14, 8:To counter climate change, you need to know about climate change deniers but that doesn’t mean the collection goal was neutrality. Scientist strive for intellectual honesty, never neutrality. Here’s the crux of it: people, librarians, you, are not collections.

Timeline of Equal Access in Libraries. Access to Digital Information, Services, and Networks: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights () Freedom of expression is an inalienable human right and the foundation for self-government.

Freedom of expression encompasses the freedom of speech and the corollary right to receive information. At the Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver, American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal’s program provided a commentary and conversation on the question of libraries as neutral organizations and librarianship as a neutral profession.

Yasmeen Shorish reflects on ALA President's Program: Are Libraries Neutral?

Dec 14,  · GC: Our users depend on the library, and libraries in general, for things like completing homework assignments, locating e-government resources, e-government services, accessing oral.

Posts Tagged ‘libraries and net neutrality’ Net Neutrality is Dead. For Now. While this is a huge change that could endanger equal access to the internet, the American Library Association (and other organizations) continue to press for a restoration of Net Neutrality laws.

Striving for Accessibility in Library Services. Nazely Kurkjian. in accessing information. Many libraries provide assistive techno對logy hardware, software, and apps. Some organizations provide assistive technologies on public computing labs.

Others have desi\൧nated rooms for access by patrons with disabilities. Libraries may.

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