Category Archives: Politics

Policies for Librarians – In the same Policy with Faculty or Not? What is the Trend?

As a librarian working in the University of Toronto Library System, have you ever wondered why we have a separate Policy for Librarians, never mind the numerous other guidelines and agreements? Or how does this compares to other institutions in … Continue reading

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Revolt in Cairo – Short Film from FAIFE session at IFLA conference

Dr. Shawky Salem, Chairman of Alex Centre for Multimedia & Libraries in Alexandria, Egypt, presented an update on what was happening in Egypt at the FAIFE session (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) in Puerto … Continue reading

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Social Networks and Political Revolutions

IFLA has an article on the role of Twitter and Facebook in regions like the Egypt and Tunisia where the usual means of communication due to political suppression are absence:

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