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The politics of promoting freedom of information and expression in international librarianship : the IFLA/FAIFE Project

Author: Alex Byrne
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.
Series: Libraries and librarianship--an international perspective, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of a decisive period in IFLA's history which offers example of an international professional association in transition. This book examines a project to promote unrestricted access to  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Byrne
ISBN: 9780810860179 0810860171
OCLC Number: 138341022
Description: xiv, 226 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: A radical decision --
At the open table of ideas : the agency of libraries --
A haven of peace in a stormy world : the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions --
Uncertain beginnings : toward a recognition of human rights --
The adoption of intellectual freedom as a cause : the development of FAIFE --
IFLA/FAIFE and the politics of action : from Cuba to Zimbabwe --
Defending the right to information : the touchstone of all the freedoms --
International organizations in transformation --
The politics of professional boundaries in the age of human rights --
Becoming socially aware, ethically motivated, and externally focused.
Series Title: Libraries and librarianship--an international perspective, no. 4.
Responsibility: Alex Byrne.
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[Byrne's] observations are useful and policy analysis insightful. He has opened up what hopefully will be a stream of research not only on IFLA/FAIFE but also on the policy and political dimensions Read more...

 
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