The ORG Celebrates Books and Libraries

February 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm 1 comment

Batgirl Was a LibrarianThe UK-based Open Rights Group recently published a series of articles celebrating books and libraries on their digital rights magazine ORGZine:

Love Your Librarian” by Ian Clark

Plans for volunteers to run libraries are not viable, as the technical knowledge and expertise of professional librarians is irreplaceable.

Video: An Interview With Neil Gaiman” by Richard Millington

ORG Patron Neil Gaiman speaks to Rich Millington from ORGZine about books, piracy, copyright and the internet.

A Social-Networking Success Story” by Simon Barron

The Voices for the Library story demonstrates how effective social media can be for promotion on a massive scale, collaboration between geographically diverse team members, and giving a voice to people who would otherwise go unheard.

Stuffed” by Wendy M Grossman

The 21st century has presented us with digitised options which allow us declutter our bookshelves; Wendy M. Grossman says, “ick.”

Art is Democratic” by Iman Qureshi

As ORGZine’s celebration of all things bookish draws to a end, it’s important to remember why we value books, libraries, knowledge and information.

Mission Statement for the Open Rights Group: The digital age is transforming society: bringing us greater democracy, transparency and new creative possibilities. When these freedoms are under attack, the Open Rights Group is there to defend them. Founded in 2005 by 1,000 digital activists, ORG has become the UK’s leading voice defending freedom of expression, privacy, innovation, consumer rights and creativity on the net.


Entry filed under: Books, Public Libraries.

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  • 1. Neil Gaiman on Giving It Away « HCI Kong Chian Library  |  February 12, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    […] Gods, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, graphic novel series The Sandman, and many other things — was recently interviewed by the Open Rights Group (linked previously here) about copyright, misconceptions about copyright on the web, and how […]


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