Libraries ordered to destroy US pamphlets

Fang-Face writes "Boston Globe has an article about the government ordering the destruction of Justice Department pamplets that provide how-to instructions on prosecuting asset forfeiture cases. The reason for the move is that the documents were produced for government use only. The American Library Association said they don't know why the pamphlets were ordered destroyed, and they intend to challenge the order as an infringement on a century-old guarantee of public access to unclassified documents that the government publishes."

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Indifference of librarians. Municipal documents.

boston public library censors municipal government public documents de facto by not advocating more purposefully for the routine transmital of municipal departments' public documents and grey literature to our bpl.the indifference of professionals to the predicament is noteworthy !

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