Öffentliche Snowden-Bibliothek? Krystian Woznicki stößt internationale Diskussion an

Der Beitrag von Krystian Woznicki,

Open the Snowden Files! Das öffentliche Interesse am freien Zugang zu den Dokumenten der NSA.

ist international auf Resonanz gestoßen. Lesenswert!

Hier nur ein paar auszugsweise Zitate aus den Kommentaren zu “Bibliothek”:
Max Haiven: I really like the idea of this renewed or reformed mission for the public library.
Ben Kaden: “Doch wer soll die Dateien dann hosten? Ideal wäre eine öffentliche Institution, zum Beispiel eine Bibliothek” – one might draw a connection to the ideas of a “critical librarianship” emerging, alas more in the US than yet in Germany.
Marcel Mars – schlägt eine verteilte öffentliche Bibliothek mit zentralem Katalog vor.

Geert Lovink: I really support this proposal and think we should further push the limits of our collective imagination. The news fraction has had their go at the documents. Now it is time for others to study them. …

Anna Biselli zu Woznicki: Diskussion über den Umgang mit den Snowden-Dokumenten: Alles veröffentlichen oder portionierte Neuenthüllungen?

Es gibt auch eine English version:
Woznicki, Krystian: “Open the Snowden Files!” Raising new issues of public interest.

Warum Archivieren? Fragt eine Arbeitsgruppe Archive von Occupy Wall Street (OWS), New York City

“Why archive?” and other important questions asked by occupiers
Autoren: Siân Evans; Anna L. Perricci; Amy Roberts.

Widmet sich lt. Abstract den folgenden Fragen:

What is an archive? Is there a difference between art and archives?,
What are you collecting?, Who will have access to what you are collecting?,
Where is this stuff going to be kept?,
Are you trying to collect all the archives produced in the movement?,
Why collect this? and Why not this?,
What do archivists do and why?,
Why should archives matter to people in the movement?

Nachtrag – Website der OWS-Archivgruppe: http://owsarchives.wordpress.com

Es handelt sich um einen von 20 Beiträgen in:
Informed agitation : library and information skills in social justice movements and beyond / Ed.: Melissa Morrone

Website zu dem Buch:

“In librarianship today, we encourage voices from our field to join
conversations in other disciplines as well as in the broader culture.
People who work in libraries and are sympathetic to, or directly
involved in, social justice struggles have long embodied this idea, as they make use of their skills in the service of those causes. From
movement archives to zine collections, international solidarity to
public library programming, oral histories to email lists, prisons to
protests —and beyond —this book is a look into the projects and pursuits of activist librarianship in the early 21st century.”

Kurzvorstellungen der Autoren, teilw. mit Links zum Volltext ihres Beitrags, außerdem Links zu Initiativen, an denen die Autoren beteiligt sind:

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