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Alternative Library Literature 1986-1987
Berman, Sanford & Danky, James P.
Book
1988
An anthology of writings about alternative literature and sources and producers of alternative literature, as well as about libraries themselves, and about what is happening within libraries to make t...
Alternative Materials in Libraries
Book
1982
Handbook with extensive bibliographies. What, where, how and why to buy Alternative and small press publications for libraries - also useful for individuals and bookstore.
Banned Books Online
Website
A sampling of books which have been censored or subject to censorship attempts.
Banning of Books Alarms Freedom Advocates
Kuppusamy, Baradan
Article
2010
The confiscation and banning of books by Malaysian authorities is sending alarm bells ringing among activists, who want the repeal of laws that the government is using to suppress freedom of expressio...
Books banned by governments, list of: Connexipedia Article
Article
This article intends to list works, such as novels, nonfiction books, short stories, and essays that have banned by governments over time.
Bringing Books and Seeking Peace in Colombia: Bringing Peace to a Beleaguered Country
Chelala, Cesar
Unclassified
2014
A teacher, two donkeys, and a big pile of books are working to enrich the lives of the children in a small community in Colombia.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Censorship Goes To School
Booth, David
Book
1998
Challenged Books and Magazines List 2009
Freedom to Read
Article
1989
This updated document provides a list of 100 books and magazines which have been challenged due to their content between the years of 1989 and 2009.
Challenged Books List
Article
2004
A partial list of books subjected to censorship attempts in Canada from the early 1980s to 2003.
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Baker, Nicholson
Book
2001
Double Fold examines the preservation of books in United States libraries over the past 50 years. It details the libraries' "war" on books -- the alarming lack of preservation and the destruction of ...
The Expo Files: Articles by the Crusading Journalist
Larsson, Stieg
Book
2012
Collected here for the first time are Stieg Larsson's essays and articles on right-wing extremism and racism, on violence against women and women's rights, on homophobia and honour killings.
451 at Zuccotti Park: "Where man starts by burning books he ends up by burning people."
Linebaugh, Peter
Article
2011
The books at Zuccotti Park were hauled away in dumpsters belonging to the sanitation department. The pretext of the destruction was "cleaning" the park which, the Mayor said, was filled with "filth". ...
Freedom to Read Week
Website
Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sources
Article
2009
SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, authors and researchers with the sources they need for their work. SOURCES spotlights organizations, institutions, government agencies, c...
Helping you reach the media: How Sources can help you get more and better media coverage
Article
2009
Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity ...
History on the Printed Page: Against The Current vol. 135
Le Blanc, Paul
Article
2008
A small volume could be produced listing the books dealing with the times I have written about here. I will offer only a couple dozen.
The Ideal Book
Morris, William
Book
1893
The designer William Morris describes his ideas about book design.
Keeping Books Safe: A Bad Law Threatens Our Past
Nicol, Elizabeth Mullaney
Article
2009
Imagine a dystopian horror tale in which virtually all books from the past were destroyed...Books that did not meet the ideologies of the publishers, the demands of the mass market, the trends of the ...
Librarians and Palestine: An Interview with Vani Natarajan
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2013
Working to preserve Palestinian records and memory in the face of deliberate destruction by Israel.
The Library at Night
Manguel, Alberto
Book
2006
The Library at Night tells the story of the important role of libraries in human civilization and how books are an essential link between the individual and the world.
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory: Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
Article
2012
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America
Taylor, Astra; Gessen, Keith (eds)
Book
2011
An unofficial record of the New York branch of the Occupy movement, Occupy! combines adrenalin-fueled first-hand accounts of the early days and weeks of Occupy Wall Street with contentious debates and...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 17, 2017: Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia
Diemer, Ulli
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Our society is obsessed with the short-term present. It devalues memory and the past. But there are those who do remember, and who work to preserve and share our collective memory. But they have to co...
The Price of Books, The Value of Civilization
Mundy, Toby
Article
2014
I have come to think that books occupy this valuable position in our civilisation because they are the only medium for thick descriptions of the world that human beings possess. By ‘thick’ description...
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Nafisi, Azar
Book
2003
Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation
Sennett, Richard
Book
2012
Richard Sennett contends that "living with people who differ -- racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically -- is the most urgent challenge facing civil society today. We tend socially to avoid...
Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions
Mason, Paul
Book
2012
From London to Cairo, Wisconsin to Tehran, Paul Mason charts new forms of collective action: fluid networks of agile, Twitter- and Facebook-savvy networks of youthful protesters. The events, says Maso...
The William Morris Internet Archive
Website
A subarchive of the Marxists Internet Archive, featuring the works of the English socialist, writer, and artist William Morris.
You Can't Read This: Forbidden Books, Lost Writing, Mistranslations, and Codes
Ross, Val
Book
2006
Written for children ages ten and up, You Can't Read This explores the development of alphabets, the decoding of ancient languages, and censorship in Ancient Rome and modern America.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Media Names and Numbers
Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive directory of the Canadian news media, including television and radio stations and programs, daily, weekly, ethnic and campus newspapers, ...
Sources HotLink, The
The Sources HotLink is a newsletter, published by Sources, featuring articles, practical ideas and tips for getting positive media coverage. The Sources HotLink is sent free to companies...

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The British Library
The British Library (BL) is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is based in London and is one of the world's largest research libraries, holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals...
Fame & Fortune
Fame & Fortune, published by Sources, features awards, fellowships and scholarships available to Canadian journalists. For each award, information is provided about the eligibility requirements, the deadline for application...
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located in New York City. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often referred...
MoMA Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in New York City. It has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the wo...
National Print Museum
The National Print Museum collects, documents, preserves, exhibits, interprets and makes accessible the material evidence of printing craft and fosters associated skills of the craft in Ireland.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives honours the past, celebrates the present, and enriches the future of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We foster acceptance of sexual and gender diversity by supporting educ...
Project Gutenberg
Founded in 1971 by Michael Hart with the aim of putting most of the world's great literature online, Project Gutenberg now has thousands of books available electronically.
Sources Select Resources
SOURCES SELECT Resources, published by Sources, features articles about and reviews of information resources, research techniques, and other issues of interest to journalists and researchers. SOURCES SELECT Resources app...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) in London is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen V...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

Sources Library

Being Wrong
Adventures in the Margin of Error
Schulz, Carol
2010
Being wrong is an improving, humbling experience. The experience of error is an adventure, because the propensity for making mistakes is inseparable from our imagination. It is necessary if we are to ...
The Book-of-the-Millennium Club
Macdonald, Dwight
1952
For $249.50, which is (for all practical purposes) $250, one could buy, in 1952, a hundred pounds of Great Books: four hundred and forty-three works by seventy-six authors, ranging chronologically and...
Bookworms Rejoice
Digital deal paves the way for online access
Johnson, Bobbie
2008
Google and the US book industry struck a deal to sell digitized books online and distribute royalties to their authors and publishers through a third party.
Capital on CD-Rom, Cat Optional - CD-Rom Review
Finkel, Joel R.
1999
Karl Marx's Multimedia Capital, v.1. Cominsane Press, 1998. Distributed by Monthly Review Press, 1-800-670-9499. $20.
The Cost of Free Speech
Lee, Simon
1990
In the wake of the Ayatollah's "fatwah" against Salman Rushdie and in the turbulent context of terrorism in Northern Ireland, free speech really can lead to death, according to the author. This book o...
Cover story: a year of beautiful books
Publishers are fighting back against the ebook tide with great designs
Hughes, Kathryn
2011
Publishers have started building their marketing strategies around form rather than content. The article emphasises that the whole point of a good book design is to grab the attention of both the rea...
The Danger of Being Neighborly Without a Permit
Friedersdorf, Conor
2015
Three years ago, The Los Angeles Times published a feel-good story on the Little Free Library movement.The idea is simple: A book lover puts a box or shelf or crate of books in their front yard. Neigh...
Defining Moments in Books
The Greatest Books, Writers, Characters, Passages, and Events that Shook the Literary World
Lucy, Daniel
2007
ebookcollective
Bills itself as "a centralized location for your leftist literature."
The Encyclopedia of American Comics
From 1897 to the Present
Goulart, Ron (Ed.)
1990
A reference work of over a 1000 entries devoted to the phenomenon of the American comic, covering almost a century of comic production from the introduction of the genre in 1897 to the latest (1990) s...
Fanning the flames of intolerance
The burning of books -- an ultimate form of control and condemnation
Henley, John
2010
A historical overview of book burnings by political and religious regimes.
Fiction v nonfiction - English literature's made-up divide
Fiction v non: an English affliction?
Lea, Richard
2016
Some cultures do not distinguish between fiction and nonfiction - and instead talk of 'stories'. Is that a barrier to English-language writers and publishers? Or should they just learn to enjoy tellin...
From Cave Paintings to the Internet
Norman, Jeremy
2013
Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media.
Getting your story into the media
2009
Stories are the heart and soul of the media. Journalism is about telling stories, and good stories require sources # human contacts, the people who provide informed comment and expertise, the people w...
IFJ Calls on Writers to Demand Their Rights from Google
Sources News Release
2009
the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on all journalists who have had their books scanned by Google through its Google Book Search to claim their rights to payment.
International Book of Comics
Gifford, Denis
1984
First appearing in 1984, the book takes a nostalgic look at comics from the early and latter day British strips and comic books, right through to Continental European publications, and North American ...
Iran: Book Censorship The Rule, Not The Exception
Sarkouhi, Faraj
2007
Censorship in Iran has intensified over the last two years, with many books appearing only in expunged versions, while others previously available have had subsequent print runs banned.
Meet the man crowd-funding Gaza's first English library
Gadzo, Mersiha
2017
Mosab Abu Toha, works to expand his collection of English books to create a public library that will enrich the lives and society within Gaza during the Israeli occupation.
My life as a bibliophile
Barnes, Julian
2012
From school prizes to writing his own novels, the author reflects on his lifelong bibliomania and explains why, despite e-readers and Amazon, he believes the physical book and bookshops will survive.
A novel oasis: why Argentina is the bookshop capital of the world
Goñi,Uki
2015
Buenos Aires alone has more bookstores per person than any other city in the world - just enough for inquisitive Argentinians to indulge their literary cravings.
Powerful publicity and marketing tools for publishers and authors
2009
Helping authors and publishers to publicize themselves and their books with a package of marketing and media relations tools designed to get publicity in the media and to reach readers and book buyers...
Sources Bookshelf
2009
Featuring books and DVDs by Sources member authors.
Sources gives you powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd
2009
An overview of how you can use SOURCES to amplify your message. SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, writers, producers and researchers with the sources they need for their ...
Sources Select Authors
2009
Authors available to take media calls about their area of expertise.
Twelve of the world's most beautiful bookshops
2015
From an underground carpark in China to a converted theatre in Argentina, take a look at some of the most stunning bookshops around the world.
The Woman Reader
Jack, Belinda
2012
Belinda Jack's history of women's reading and the ceaseless controversies it has inspired, explores what and how women of widely differing cultures have read through the ages.
Young Adult Canadian Book Award
2006
Winners from 1981 on.

From the Connexions Archives

Docs Populi
Documents for the public
Website
Dedicated to documenting and publishing oppositional artwork of the late 20th century.
Fame & Fortune Online
Website
Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.
Marginal Distribution
Website
Book distributor.
Sources Select Resources
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers
Website
1977
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.