Libraries as a Public Good
Submitted by John on November 3, 2006 - 4:16pm
A trio of readings on the radical idea of libraries in our society:
- An All Things Considered guest commentator wonders if libraries could be created today if they didn't already exist.
- The Right to Read, by Richard Stallman, is an oldie but a goodie. Worth a re-read to see how much more believable the story is than when it was written.
- What if book publishers started to sue libraries? is a rehashing of the now classic Tom the Dancing Bug cartoon.
Also of note is an upcoming UK report stating that
"knowledge should be public good first, private right second"
-- now that's just kooky talk!