The Limits of Tolerance: Censorship and Intellectual Freedom in Public Libraries (Hardback)
  • The Limits of Tolerance: Censorship and Intellectual Freedom in Public Libraries (Hardback)

The Limits of Tolerance: Censorship and Intellectual Freedom in Public Libraries (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 30/12/1996
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The library controls access to information by the very act of selecting materials, and must, therefore, deal with censorship on a basic level. The author has surveyed a response group of practicing librarians with questions that target some of the toughest questions librarians ever face. Curry's analysis focuses on the factors-personal beliefs, professional ethics, political pressures-that influence responses.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810832244
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

...will strike a chord with directors everywhere...the depth and level of information provided makes this book of greatest interest to specialists and library special collections. * Library Journal *
Curry presents a valuable insight into current professional attitudes towards these important issues...highly recommended for public librarians, library directors, and all others interested in intellectual freedom issues. * Reference and User Services Quarterly *
Curry's broad approach to intellectual freedom is the main strength of the book...this book gives readers a broad look at the many factors influencing intellectual freedom in the United Kingdom and Canada...recommended for academic libraries and information science educators. * Lisca *
Her analysis focuses on the personal and professional factors that influence the range of responses to challenges. * American Libraries *
...her study provides the academic and practitioner alike with the wherewithal to critically examine professional practice in these areas... * Counterprose *
This research represents an impressive addition to the censorship debate, and I commend it unequivocally to everyone responsible for the selection and promotion of public library stock. * Gerry Sproston *

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