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Alternative Library Literature 1986-1987
Berman, Sanford & Danky, James P.
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
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
A sampling of books which have been censored or subject to censorship attempts.
Banning of Books Alarms Freedom Advocates
Kuppusamy, Baradan
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
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
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
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
Challenged Books and Magazines List 2009
Freedom to Read
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
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
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
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
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
Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sources
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
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
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
The designer William Morris describes his ideas about book design.
Keeping Books Safe: A Bad Law Threatens Our Past
Nicol, Elizabeth Mullaney
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
Working to preserve Palestinian records and memory in the face of deliberate destruction by Israel.
The Library at Night
Manguel, Alberto
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?
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)
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)
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
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
Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation
Sennett, Richard
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
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
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
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, ...
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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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Being Wrong
Adventures in the Margin of Error
Schulz, Carol
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Bills itself as "a centralized location for your leftist literature."
The Encyclopedia of American Comics
From 1897 to the Present
Goulart, Ron (Ed.)
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
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
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...
For bibliomaniacs, there is no cure
Literary hoarders were once seen as antiscocial but historians thank them now
Berry, Lorraine
An essayist looks into the curious pastime of book collecting, as well as her own lifelong passion to grow her collection.
From Cave Paintings to the Internet
Norman, Jeremy
Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media.
Getting your story into the media
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...
'I really want to find it before I die': why are we so fascinated by lost books?
From the Book of Kells to Walter Benjamin, literary history is marked with tantalising absences – which two bibliophiles have made it their
Berry, Lorraine
Essay on the allure of rare and lost books, inspired by Giorgio van Straten's recent work, " In Search of Lost Books".
IFJ Calls on Writers to Demand Their Rights from Google
Sources News Release
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
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
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.
A library without books? OSU and other universities purging dusty volumes
Rubinkam, Michael
A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favour of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that ...
Meet the man crowd-funding Gaza's first English library
Gadzo, Mersiha
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
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
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
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
Featuring books and DVDs by Sources member authors.
Sources gives you powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd
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
Authors available to take media calls about their area of expertise.
Twelve of the world's most beautiful bookshops
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
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
Winners from 1981 on.

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