Table of Contents/ Current Issue Some documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, if you do not have the PDF viewer, you can download it here. Note: we are still in the process of scanning some back issues. Current Issue No. 37, Summer/Autumn 2018 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Issue Editors: Dr Paul Catherall & Martyn Lowe ISC37 (PDF format, file size to download: approx 1000 Kilobytes/ 1 megabyte) Contents and Editorial Introduction – Paul Catherall The CILIP Trustee Board Elections 2019, My Candidacy for Election – Shirley Yearwood-Jackman Climate Justice Field Manual: A Field Manual to Increase Climate Activism 2017, Jill Macintyre Witt – a review – Fred Stoss From information provider, to information user, and back to information provider again – Martyn Lowe A few observations on everyday record keeping, information sharing, and so forth – Martyn Lowe Comment on Al Kagan’s Progressive Library Update 2013-17 – Paul Catherall Comment on Anneliese Dodds Speaking on Question Time, 24/05/18 – Paul Catherall Critical Perspectives on E-Learning an Update – Paul Catherall A Review of the New Media Centres (NMC) Reports on Emerging Technologies and Educational Challenges – Paul Catherall A Critical Commentary on Information Literacies – Paul Catherall Using WordPress – Paul Catherall Nikolaus [Niki] Hamann Obituary – Martyn Lowe Like – Dislike. What’s the best and the worst part about working in a Public Libraries? Selected Poems 2017 – Paul Catherall No, 36, Summer 2016 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Issue Editors: John Pateman & Ken Williment ISC36 (PDF format, file size to download: approx 1000 Kilobytes/ 1 megabyte) Contents and Editorial Editorial and Contributors Why Do Library Workers Not Have The Skills To Meet Community Needs? – John Pateman Bringing the Community-Led Service Approach to the University Classroom: A Case Study in Community-Engaged Learning – Vivian Howard, Jenna Knorr and Elizabeth O’Brien Library Schools as the Creators of Library Culture: An Opportunity for Cultural Shift? – Ken Williment A Radical Reconsideration of Digital Literacy – Martin Wolske Theoretical Approaches to Public Libraries – Joe Pateman Among shelves. Librarianship for librarian: A starting project on LIS training – Edgardo Civallero No, 35, Summer 2015 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Issue Editors: Martyn Lowe & Paul Catherall ISC35 (PDF format, file size to download: approx 1000 Kilobytes/ 1 megabyte) Contents and Editorial Editorial and Contributors Remembering Babylon – Andrew Hudson Making a UK Data Protection and Subject Access Request – Paul Catherall The 2015 Labour Leadership, Libraries and Education – Paul Catherall Looking at the News – Martyn Lowe Undercover – An incomplete resource list – Martyn Lowe Using VPN for Infrastructure Problems and Academic Purposes – Paul Catherall Walking in Cader Idris (poem) – Paul Catherall Equality, Happiness and Wellbeing – John Pateman Liverpool Libraries Update and Appeal – Paul Catherall with thanks to Martin Ralph Makhan Singh: A Revolutionary Kenyan Trade Unionist. Edited by Shiraz Durrani (flyer) No, 34, Summer/ Autumn 2014 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Issue Editors: Martyn Lowe & Paul Catherall ISC34 (PDF format, file size to download: approx 500 Kilobytes/ 1/2 megabyte) Contents and Editorial Editorial and Contributors The New Independent Norwegian “Debate Libraries” – Anders Ericson Developing a Community-Led Public Library – John Pateman The library in your pocket: the nemesis of the public library? – Andrew Hudson Just For Fun or How to Classify the Same – Martyn Lowe Comment on the Origins of Librarianship, the Public Library & Current Trends – Paul Catherall Critical Perspectives on E-Learning II – Paul Catherall Definitions of E-Learning – Paul Catherall E-Books and Education, some Reflections – Paul Catherall Liverpool City Libraries Update – Paul Catherall & Martin Ralph Not Train but Waste Flask Spotting – A Campaigning Book Review – Martyn Lowe The development of an original theory of “Improvised Learning” – Paul Catherall Library activism – what it ought to become – Mikael Böök The Rise of Food Banks in the UK and Implications for Society, Information and Education – Paul Catherall, Sharon Catherall and John Vincent Stalking Grounds (Poem) – Paul Catherall No, 33, Winter 2013/14 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Recent Developments in Public Services for Young People – Issue Editors: Martyn Lowe & Paul Catherall ISC33 (PDF format, file size to download: approx 700 K) Contents and Editorial Editorial and Contributors The Impact of “Austerity” and Deregulation on Young People’s Services in the UK – Paul Catherall Academy Schools and the Anti-Academies Alliance – Paul Catherall E-Learning: Some observations in 2014 – Paul Catherall Engaging students and young people in campaigning – Miriam Dobson Free Schools – Paul Catherall Looking Back At My School Days – Martyn Lowe Military activity in UK Schools – Owen Everett Personal Reflections on a Comprehensive Education – Paul Catherall The corporatisation of the University – Comment on a live broadcast with Professor Noam Chomsky (MIT) – Paul Catherall The Importance of Libraries for Young People – Paul Catherall Threats to Libraries, Facilities for Young People and Public Services in the Liverpool Area – Martin Ralph What is the Great University Gamble? Comment on a Presentation by Andrew McGettigan at University of Liverpool, 02/10/13 – Paul Catherall The UCU University of Liverpool Academic Charter Trends in University Research Funding and the Open Access Publishing Debate of Green vs. Gold – Paul Catherall Comment on Workfare – Paul Catherall Ab Ovo Usque Ad Mala (Poem) – Paul Catherall No. 32, Summer/ Autumn 2012 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Whole Issue (PDF format, file size to download: approx 1.4 MB) Contents and Editorial Editorial – Library Activist Resources and Alternative Information Networks (Martyn Lowe) Contributors (Martyn Lowe) Book Review – A Short Course In Intellectual Self-Defense (David Dane) Occupy Elsevier (Stephen Bales) Campaign Resources For Activist Campaigners (Martyn Lowe) Dissident Island Radio (Chickpea) Kettling – A Resource List (Martyn Lowe) Coalition Blog a critical Liberal Democrat Act Web site Forum (Paul Catherall) No. 31, Summer 2011 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Whole issue (PDF format, file size to download: approx 1.4 MB) Contents and Editorial Editorial (Martyn Lowe) A Type of Book Review (Martyn Lowe) Community Led Commissioning (John Pateman) Current UK Campaigns Against Nukiller Power (Martyn Lowe) Simple pleasures (Jeff Cloves) Neutrality in Context: Principles and Rights (Julie Biando Edwards) Looking at the works of Paolo Uccello (Martyn Lowe) Public Libraries & Social Justice (John Pateman) Public Libraries & The Spirit Level (John Pateman) No. 30, Summer 2010 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Special Issue on ‘Information Ethics’ Whole Issue (PDF format, file size to download: approx 2 Mb) Contents and Editorial Contents Contributors Google: An Ethical Corporate Pirate? (Mikael Böök) Regarding the Google Interview (comments by Paul Catherall) Articles, Part 1 Introduction to the Ethics and Ecology of Reading (Luca Ferrieri ) Talking About Information Ethics in Higher Education (Toni Samek) Ethical Reflections on the 9/11 Controversy (Elizabeth Woodworth) Data Absorptents, Data Emitters and Databases in Politics (Amelia Andersdotter) On the Closing of the Scientific Library of the Finnish Meteorological Institute (Marke Hongisto) Public Lending Right: General Considerations and Controversial Aspects (Marianna Malfatti) Articles, Part 2 Introductory Note (Mikael Böök) It Takes A Community to Create A Library (Kenneth Williment) The US and the European Social Forum: Strategic Challenges for the WSF (Francine Mestrum) Book Reviews Elizabeth A. Buchanan and Kathrine Henderson: Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics (reviewed by Mikael Böök) No. 29, Summer 2009 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Special Issue on ‘Science & Technology For Utopias’. Whole Issue (PDF fomat, file size to download: approx 1 Mb Contents and Editorial Contents Editorial (Toni Samek & Martyn Lowe) Articles Scientific Utopias (Andrew Hudson) Managing Indigenous Knowledge And Traditional Cultural Expressions: Is Technology The Solution? (Amber Burtis) It’s Not Utopia, But Lifestyle Now (Musings by Martyn Lowe) Digital Dystopia: Overcoming Digital Deprivation In The United States (Cheris Carpenter) On Freedom, Thought And Technology: A Woman’s Perspective (michelle) De La Libertdad, El Pensameinto Y La Tecnologia: Desde La Perspectiva De Una Mujer (michelle) Human Rights Software: Information Support Solutions For Social Justice (Richard Hayman) Techno-Fixes (Martyn Lowe) December 31 (michelle) 31 de diciembre (michelle) Utopia (Paul Catherall) No. 28, Winter 2008/09 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Whole Issue (PDF fomat, file size to download: approx 1 Mb Contents and Editorial Contents Editorial (John Pateman) Articles Changes in Adult and Community Education (Dr Ray Shore) Learning, Learning Communities and Globalisation (Dr Ray Shore) Back to the Future?- Lifelong learning in libraries (Andrew Hudson) Developing a NEETS Based Library Service (John Pateman) Policing Library Users (John Pateman) Information and liberation: writings on the politics of information and librarianship (Shiraz Durrani) Quality Leaders Project (Youth) initiative (Jane Pitcher and Elizabeth Eastwood-Krah) No. 27, Summer 2008 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Special Issue on ‘Radical Bookshops’. The role of Radical bookshops as information providers, radical publishers, and campaigning centres. Whole Issue (PDF fomat, file size to download: approx 1 Mb Contents and Editorial Contents Editorial – Radical Bookshops (and Radical Bookshop list) (Martyn Lowe) Articles Zine Libraries and a Directory of Zine Libraries and Infoshops (Lacey Prpic Hedtke) International Bookstore het Fort van Sjakoo (Rutger van Ree) Housmans Bookshop (Bill Hetherington) Freedom, Freedom Press and Freedom Bookshop (Donald Rooum) All White in the Public Library (John Pateman) No. 26, Winter 2007- 2008 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Special Issue on ‘Libraries and Social Exclusion’. Whole Issue (PDF fomat, file size to download: approx 1 Mb Contents and Editorial Contents Editorial – Libraries and Social Exclusion (John Vincent and John Pateman) Articles Social Exclusion – where is it going? (John Vincent) Developing a Needs Based Library Service (John Pateman) He didn’t have to say he was gay (John Vincent) Public Libraries and the Digital Divide (John Pateman) Are We All Being Served (Andrew Hudson) Reading Orwell in Havana (John Pateman) Library Services for Newcomers to Canada: Embracing Cultural Diversity (Kendra Bender) No. 25, Summer 2007 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Special Issue on ‘Libraries and Information Workers in Conflict Situations’. Whole Issue (PDF fomat, file size to download: approx 1 Mb) Contents and Editorial Contents Editorial – Libraries and Information Workers in Conflict Situations (Martyn Lowe and Toni Samek) Opening Poem It is Time to Tread our Own Path – It is Our Time (Sara Plaza Moreno) Articles When Memory Turns into Ashes … Memoricide During the XX Century (Edgardo Civallero) Truth and Youth: the First Victims of War – Military Mis-information and the Responsibility of Libraries (Anna Kirkpatrick) Information’s Role in Emerging Democratic Societies: the Case of Indonesia (Zola V. Maddison) Where Social Justice Meets Librarianship -Truth Commissions as Information Spaces for Work and Activism in International Librarianship (Sergio Chaparro-Univazo) A Commitment to Human Rights – Let’s Honor the Qualities Required of a Librarian Dedicated to Human Rights (Katharine J. Phenix and Kathleen de la Peña McCook) Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) (Sarah Masters) Cultural Property in Times of Conflict (Richard Saltzburg) Civil Resistance and People Power: a Web Based Bibliography (Martyn Lowe) Disseminating Truth to Power – Human Rights, Information and the Internet as Court of Last/Only Resort (Clay Collins) A Library for Peace: the Commonweal Collection (Ellie Clement and Alison Cullingford) No. 24, Winter 2006 – 2007 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Special Issue on ‘Libraries & Information in World Social Forum context’. Whole Issue (PDF fomat, file size to download: approx 1 Mb) Contents and Editorial Contents Editorial: Welcoming people power on the occasion of the World Social Forum (Shiraz Durrani) Introduction: Waiting On The World To Change (Mikael Böök) Articles Politics of information: reality & vision Never be Silent. Three questions from BiS to Shiraz Durrani 2015. The Public Library as a Political Category (Mikael Böök) World Social Forum The World According to Chico (The Right Livelihood Award 2006) Social Movements Set to Assert Their Presence at WSF Nairobi 2007 (Oloo Onyango) From Event to Process (Martí Olivella and Nicolas Haeringer) Further readings on the World Social Forum World Public Finances The Secret Making a Joke out of Development Efforts (Emma Lochery) New for 2007! (Advertisement) It’s poor people’s money that makes the wealthy rich (Francine Mestrum) Document: World Public Finances Concept Paper (Matti Kohonen) Further readings on World Public Finances World Public Library Mumbai, January 2004 Document: Democratisation of Information with a focus on libraries – A report from two workshops (Mikael Böök) Libraries: Open Spaces (Kay Raseroka) Bamako Experiences, January-February 2006 Document: The Role of the Library in the WSF Process (Proceedings by Kingsley Oghojafor) On The Library Situation in Mali (Mamadou Keita) The Spirit of (West) African Libraries (Mikael Böök) Training the Trainers Workshop, 2006 Document: Proposal for a training of trainers workshop for librarians on the WSF at Nairobi Safari Club (Esther Obachi) Document: Day to day reports about the Training of the Trainers (Jane Sang & Fred Kachero) The Management of the WSF Information (Esther Obachi) How to Share Information and Ideas Worldwide Completely Free Using the New Information Wonder Called Blogs (Kingsley Oghojafor) Preparing for Nairobi WSF, January 2007 Workshop on documenting the World Social Forum (WSF) – East African School of Library and Information Science 12th-14th December 2006 (Joan Okune) The Khanya College Resource Centre – education and information for liberation and social change (Andi Kaiser) On “diffusion” and making distinctions (Alan Story) A comment on Copyrights, Author’s Rights and Fair Use (Mikael Böök) Document: Unlocking the Global Information Fortress (WSF activity info) Document: Documenting of the WSF Information (WSF activity info) Further Reading Equality & Social Justice The immigrant and “Britishness” in Britain (Ronald Elly Wanda) No. 23, Summer 2006 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper). Special Issue on ‘Education for Social Change’. Whole Issue (PDF fomat, file size to download: 1 Mb) Contents and Editorial Contents Editorial: Education for Social Change – by Glenn Rikowski Articles Class, Capital and Education in this Neoliberal and Neoconservative Period – by Dave Hill To Teach or Not to Teach? The Dilemma of a Left-wing Student – by Alison Tuffs Education and the Politics of Human Resistance – by Glenn Rikowski The Age of the Corporate State Versus The Informational and Cognitive Public Domain – by Zapopan Martín Muela-Meza ‘Pay as you learn’! The ‘Learning Society’ Rhetoric in the EU-Sponsored Research Projects – by Dionyssios S. Gouvias Critical Mass – by Phil Badger and Glenn Rikowski What is Moral Education? – by Susan Devine Teaching Ethical Issues in Information Technology: How and When – by Ruth Rikowski Critical Perspectives in E-Learning – by Paul Catherall Education for Social Change or for Capital Crisis Resolution – by Helen Raduntz Problems in Education Today – by Victor Rikowski E-Dialogues and E-Interviews Education for a Socialist Future – An E-Dialogue between Rich Gibson and Glenn Rikowski Where has youth radicalism gone? Political participation and democratic pedagogy – An e-dialogue between Alpesh Maisuria and Spyros Themelis Critical Pedagogy Reloaded: An E-Interview with Peter McLaren – Peter McLaren interviewed by Glenn Rikowski Marxism and Educational Theory: An E-Interview with Mike Cole – Mike Cole interviewed by Glenn Rikowski Book Reviews Linear Hymns, a collection of lyrics and poems by Giles Paley-Phillips – reviewed by Paul Catherall Foibles, Frolics and Phantasms: Illustrated poems (1995-2005), by Paul Catherall – reviewed by Ruth Rikowski Delivering E-learning for Information Services in Higher Education, by Paul Catherall – reviewed by Ruth Rikowski The Copy/South Dossier: issues in the economics, politics, and ideology of copyright in the global South, The Copy/South Research Group, Edited by Alan Story, Colin Darch and Debora Halbert – reviewed by Ruth Rikowski Open Access: key strategic technical and economic aspects, Edited by Neil Jacobs – reviewed by Ruth Rikowski Biographical Reflections Combining Information and Library work with the Arts and Artistic Creativity, Research and Theory: it is all possible! – A focus on Paul Catherall – by Ruth Rikowski Poems The All Rounder (The Centre of Everything) – by Gregory Rikowski The Ideal World – by Gregory Rikowski Epilogue Education beyond Retromodernism, and Towards Really Useful Workers’ Knowledge – by Glenn Rikowski No. 22, Winter 2005 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper) The newspaper industry and the powerful effect of language; Cuba – libraries and computers; globalisation – health, libraries, information and education; social exclusion and colonialism; social class and public libraries; academic freedom; Social Action in Library and Information work worldwide; the UK Government’s Education White Paper; Quebec and writing for the information sector. Contents and Editorial – Ruth Rikowski and John Pateman. Articles (all the articles below). Articles Cuba and Computers – Dana Lubow Shaping our future: Library Services for Youth – Miguel Viciedo Valdes The Culture of Comfort – Annette de Faveri “IN” versus “WITH” the Community: Using a Community Development Approach to Public Library Service – Brian Campbell Mind the Gap– John Pateman The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and health care: an introduction and annotated bibliography – Keith Nockels Traditional Knowledge and TRIPS – Ruth Rikowski Sexy words, Iconic Phrases and slippery terms – it’s all newspaper talk: a theoretical analysis of the language used by the newspaper industry to manifest and perpetuate discourse – Alpesh Maisuria Tracking Social Action in Library and Information Work Worldwide – Toni Samek Academic Freedom Post 9-11:An Issues Report – Toni Samek Discussion on the education White Paper for England and Extensions of the Commodification Process in Libraries and Schools – Ruth Rikowski and Glenn Rikowski Starting to write for the information sector: some experiences – Paul Catherall Quebec’s heart of darkness: a review article of Daniel Poliquin’s essay on Quebec Nationalism, In the name of the father – Julian Samuel Room at the Top: Cultural bodies in Quebec lack any meaningful minority representation – an article on racism re French and Canada – Julian Samuel Quebec’s Minorities: Trapped Between Two Solitudes – an article on racism re French and Canada – Julian Samuel Book Reviews The Battle in Seattle: its significance for education by Glenn Rikowski Reviewed by Paul Catherall The New Rulers of the World, by John Pilger Reviewed by Julian Samuel The Constant Gardener by John Le Carré Reviewed by Julian Samuel White Teeth, by Zadie Smith Reviewed by Julian Samuel When We Were Orphans, by Kazuo Ishiguro Reviewed by Julian Samuel Experience, by Martin Amis Reviewed by Julian Samuel The Fact of Blackness: Frantz Fanon and Visual Representation Edited by Alan Read Reviewed by Julian J. Samuel – ‘Ignoring the role of violence in Fanon: playing with the bones of an exhumed hero’ Fanon for Beginners by Deborah Wyrick, Reviewed by Julian J. Samuel Film Reviews Shooting Imperialism: Three Film Documentaries – The Raft of the Medusa, Into the European Mirror and City of the Dead and the World Exhibitions by Julian Samuel A review article by Cecilia Morgan Bowling for Columbine, USA, directed by Michael Moore Reviewed byJulian Samuel The Tree that Remembers, Directed by Masoud Raouf Reviewed by Julian Samuel The Tree that Remembers, directed by Masoud Raouf Reviewed by Pat Dillon No. 21, Summer 2005 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper) E-Books; Public Libraries, Information, Communities, Social Exclusion and Culture; Copyright, Libraries in Nigeria and Globalisation Whole Issue – Note: formatted for A4 paper. Editorial John Pateman and Ruth Rikowski. How anyone can write, compile and sell (or give away) e-books on the Internet Kingsley Oghojafor. Information needed to cope with crisis in the lives of individuals and communities: an assessment of the roles public libraries and voluntary sector agencies play in the provision of such information Zapopan Martin Muela Meza. Breaking Barriers: Libraries and Socially Excluded Communities By Annette DeFaveri. Culture, Identity and Libraries John Pateman. Key Worker Status for Library Workers Martyn Lowe. Failed Globalisation Policies Effects on African Faiths David Nderitu. Pain of Globalistion – David Nderitu. Rethinking the ‘Balance in Copyright’: 3 parts to the balance, not just one! Ruth Rikowski. Using libraries in Nigeria as tools for education and national development in the 21st century Rose B. Okiy. Going to the Movies Martyn Lowe. Imperialism, Censorship and Fascism Fernando Buen Abad DomÃnguez. Report of the Book Launch for Ruth Rikowski’s book Globalisation, Information and Libraries. A World to Win: a rough guide to a future without global capitalism by Paul Feldman and Corinna Lotz Reviewed by John Pateman. Globalisation, Information and Libraries Reviewed by John Pateman. Globalisation, information and libraries: the implications of the World Trade Organisation’s GATS and TRIPS Agreements Reviewed by John Vincent. Book review of E-book publishing services: how anyone can write, compile and sell e-books on the Internet by Kingsley Oghojafor Reviewed by Ruth Rikowski. Book review of Helen Macfarlane: a feminist, revolutionary journalist and philosopher in mid-nineteenth century England by David Black – Reviewed by Ruth Rikowski. No. 20, Winter 2004 (HTML Format unless otherwise stated.) ‘Library Documentation, Libraries and the Working Class, Anti-Semitism, Knowledge and Social Change’. Whole issue (PDF format) – Note: formatted for A4 paper. Editorial Ruth Rikowski and John Pateman. The Library in Crisis, 2002 – Introduction to Julian Samuel’s Documentary on Libraries Vinita Ramani. Vinita Ramani interviews Julian Samuel, a Montreal film-maker and writer. Public Libraries and the Working Classes John Pateman. Israelis and Indians Michael Neumann. What is Anti-Semitism? Michael Neumann. Can Library Work be a Recipe for Ill Health?. Martyn Lowe. Knowledge Organisation: Information, Systems and Social Change John Lindsay. Creating Value from Knowledge in the Knowledge Revolution Ruth Rikowski. Book Review – ‘The Truth’ by Mike Palecek Reviewed by Sheila Conroy. No. 19, Summer 2004 (HTML Format unless otherwise stated.) Whole issue (PDF format) – Note: formatted for A4 paper. Editorial – Ruth Rikowski and John Pateman. Background and overview to the book ‘Globalisation, Information and Libraries: The Implications of the World Trade Organisation’s GATS and TRIPS Agreements Ruth Rikowski. Reference librarian/user relationship at Obafemi Awolawo University Library J.O. Ajile Laogun. Terminator of educational dreams and aspirations Glenn Rikowski. Where education is a luxury option Htun Lin. Perfect Sound Victor Rikowski. Librarians and the World Social Forum Unite. Mikael Böök. On the Impossibility of determining the length of the working-day for intellectual labour Ruth Rikowski. Career development in a non traditional library role: some personal reflections Paul Catherall. Influences in e-learning: forces for change or confusion? Paul Catherall. Tackling Social Exclusion: the hardest to reach John Pateman. (PDF) Book Review by Jeremy Hunsinger of ‘Digital play: the interaction of technology, culture and marketing’ by Kline, Dyer-Witheford and De Peuter. No. 18, Winter 2003 (HTML Format unless otherwise stated.) Whole issue (PDF format) – Note: formatted for A4 paper. Editorial. Part One : Past and Present . The Big ISsues John Lindsay. The Hidden Agenda Martyn Lowe. Information Gaps Martyn Lowe. Part Two : International Issues . WSISues John Lindsay. The IFLA/EBLIDA talks with the World Trade Organization and the European Commission about GATS and libraries, 18 December 2002 report to the Executive Committee of EBLIDA Kjell Nilsson. CILIP Response to Liberalising Trade in services: a new consultation on the World Trade Organisation GATS negotiations. Information Services and the Independent Public Library Anders Ericson. Part Three : Cuba, Culture and Development . Culture, Comrades and Castro John Pateman. Statement by the participants of the Culture and Development Convention. Libraries Contribution to Solidarity and Social Justice in a World of Neo-liberal Globalisation John Pateman. An Open Letter to the Librarians of the World ASCUBI. Part Four : Any Other Business . Reviews. Resources. No. 17, Summer 2003 (HTML Format unless otherwise stated.) Whole issue (Word format) – Note: formatted for A4 paper. Editorial. Activist and Archivist Martin Lowe. Globalisation, Libraries and Information Ruth Rikowski. Library privatization: fact or fiction? Ruth Rikowski. Still at your service? GATS, privatization and public services in the UK Ruth Rikowski. Free trade with library services: no ‘all clear’ regarding GATS Anders Ericon interviews Frode Bakken. Framework for the future John Pateman. The People’s Network John Pateman. Building Better Library Services John Pateman. Overdue: how to create a modern public library service John Pateman. No. 16, Winter 2002 (HTML Format unless otherwise stated.) Editorial. Going Through the Raid Martyn Lowe. The Social Value of the Local Neighbourhood Library Jonathan Rutherford. The USA PATRIOT Act and American Libraries Robin Rice. IFLA Conference 2002 : Part 1 – Raising awareness about the GATS and “Women’s Issues” Ruth Rikowski. IFLA Conference 2002 : Part 2 – Report on meetings and demonstrations attended, overall impression of the conference and a look towards the future Ruth Rikowski. IFLA, Bullies and other monsters Shiraz Durrani. The Poison Called Water Privatisation Kingsley Oghojafor. The Quiet Storm Jane Mackenzie. Schools – The Great GATS Buy Glenn Rikowski. Anti-globalisation websites Ruth Rikowski. In The Spirit of Wandering Librarians John Pateman. National Cultural Award of Cuba John Pateman. Global justice, liberation and socialism by Che Guevara; War, racism and economic injustice by Fidel Castro Reviewed by John Pateman. No 15, Summer 2002 (HTML Format unless otherwise stated.) Editorial John Pateman. Will the Real Democracy Please Stand Up? John Pateman. Never Be Silent Shiraz Durrani. Uganda: A personal viewpoint on the Expulsion, 30 years on Jameela Siddiqi. I Have a Dream Jameela Siddiqi. Tackling Social Exclusion John Vincent. Feedback on Globalisation and Information issue of ISC Ruth Rikowski. The GATS’ Article I, paragraph 3 Fiona Hunt. After the Organisation: A guide for Activists & Information workers Martyn Lowe. What does the future hold for our public libraries? Ruth Rikowski. Taking power from the global corporations Robert Silver. Review: Housmans 2002 Peace Diary with World Peace Directory John Street. Review: The Guru Guide to the Knowledge Economy Ruth Rikowski. No. 14, Winter 2001-2002 (HTML Format unless otherwise stated.) Whole Issue – (PDF) Note: formatted for A4 paper. Introduction Ruth Rikowski. One Law for the Rich Bill Lehm. Transfiguration: Globalisation, the World Trade Organisation and the National Faces of the GATS Glenn Rikowski. Future of Global Capitalism: millionaires ruling the millions Victor Rikowski. Trading away basic rights: the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) Clare Joy. GATS: Higher Education and Public Libraries Anneliese Dodds. The Corporate Takeover of Libraries Ruth Rikowski. The WTO and the Threat to Libraries Fiona Hunt. Information, Censorship and Gender Relations in Global Capitalism Shahrzad Mojab. Interpreting the ‘Knowledge Economy’ Cacophony: The extension of commodification to information production, dissemination and storage Alex Nunn. The Learning Society Revisited Patrick Ainley. The Knowledge Economy vs. the Learning Society Jonathan Rutherford. ISC – A Statement on State Terrorism, Censorship & Repression. No. 13, Summer 2001 (HTML Format unless otherwise stated.) Whole issue (PDF format) – Note: fairly large file approx 1.8 Megabytes.. Book review: Glenn Rikowski’s The Battle in Seattle: Its Significance for Education Review: John Pateman. Resources Compiled by Martyn Lowe. Some recent developments Shiraz Durrani. Librarians protest murder in Genoa! Open letter from librarians against the murder of people exercising the right to protest against corporate globalization at the Genoa conference, July 2001. Classic and neo-information (editorial) Rory Litwin. Libraries in Cuba: Report of a visit to “independent,” national and public libraries in Cuba, 2000 John Pateman. Cuban libraries: challenges and achievements Rhonda Neugebauer. Cuba Today, Tomorrow, Forever Larry R. Oberg. No. 12, Winter 2000-2001 (HTML Format unless otherwise stated.) Editorial John Vincent. Clause 28 Anne Ramsden. Clause 28 and its effects. Changing times: information destinations of the lesbian, Gay, bisexual and transgender community in Denver, Colorado Martin Garnar. Barriers to GLBT library service in the Electronic Age Ellen Greenblatt. Book review: Ian Lumsden’s Machos, maricones and gays: Cuba and homosexuality Reviewed by John Pateman and John Vincent. Social Exclusion Action Planning Network. Book review: Fidel Castro’s Capitalism in Crisis Review: John Pateman. No. 11, Summer 2000 (HTML Format unless otherwise stated.) Whole issue (PDF format) – Note: fairly large file approx 1.4 Megabytes. Editorial: Combating racism in library and information services Shiraz Durrani. Using CRE standard to combat racism in library services Susan White. Response to Diversity Glennor L. Shirley. On Combating Racism In Academic Librarianship Sterling Coleman. Views from Britain: Case Studies And Comments. The Quality Leaders Project: Conference Report John Vincent. Knowing my Place Beckford, H. Bring on the thought police: freedom of expression and the press in South Africa Christopher Merrett. Meeting information needs for 1992 and beyond John Vincent. Book Review: Stop Talking Start Doing! Attracting People of Color to the Library Profession Reviewed by Ayub Khan. Minority Ethnic issues in social exclusion – Merton responds. No. 10, Winter 1999-2000 (HTML Format unless otherwise stated.) Whole issue (PDF format) – Note: fairly large file approx 1.8 Megabytes.. Editorial John Pateman. Public Libraries, Social Exclusion and Social Class John Pateman. Libraries in the Soviet Union John Pateman. “Friends” versus supporters of Cuban libraries John Pateman. Reviews. No. 9, Summer 1999, combined issue with Link-Up 11/1-2 (HTML Format unless otherwise stated.) Whole Issue – (PDF). Network Update Gill Harris and Ruth Creamer. Returning a stare; People’s Struggles for Political and Social Inclusion Shiraz Durrani. The State, Communities and Public Libraries: their role in tackling social exclusion John Pateman. Researching the Disappeared in Chile during the Junta Roberta Bacic (see whole issue above). Access for all: Libraries and Distance Learning in Tanzania Alli Mcharazo. Libraries and Information Provision in Contemporary Russia Agatha Haun. Public Libraries and Social Exclusion – an International Perspective: conference resolutions. No. 8, Winter 1998 Editorial. John Pateman. Pio Gama Pinto: some facts about the life of a great leader and patriotic journalist. Shiraz Durrani . SRRT ALA Washington 1998 or An Enthusiasm for Radical Information Work. Martyn Lowe . Dying for a cause. Ndungi wa Mungai . Impact of the Human Rights Act on UK public authorities. Keep the British Library Free. The end of capitalism as we know it! Mzee Edari . Freedom Press website is seized. Declaration: “Year 2000 without war”. Poor People and Library Services (book review). Your friendly neighborhood Infoshop. Chuck Munson . No. 7, Summer 1998 Editorial. John Pateman . CO’s and slavery: Conscription and Conscientious Objection. Martyn Lowe . K is for Culture. James Kelman . An introduction to the Kate Sharpley Library. Will Nyanjiru be silenced? Shiraz Durrani . A Riot to Read. Fellow Travellers. No. 6, Winter 1997 Editorial. John Pateman . People Without Places. Patrick Opendi . Libraries, Information and the Dispossessed. Joe Hendry . Czech Fiction from the Post-Kundera Generation. Elena Lappin . Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Dick Williams . The Writers’ Paradigm. Ahmad Ebrahimi . No. 5, Summer 1997 Editorial. John Pateman . Publishing In Post Communist Times In the Former Yugoslavia. Kathleen Ladizesky . Librarians in Opposition. Erwin Marks . Towards a Redefinition of Radical Information Work. Martyn Lowe . Fellow Travellers. A Riot to Read. Some Practical Projects. No. 4, Autumn 1996 Editorial. John Pateman . Library Services in China since 1949. Kathleen Ladizesky . Education and Literacy in Vietnam. Len Aldis . Back to the Past in South Africa. A Riot to Read. Martyn Lowe . Fellow Travellers. Martyn Lowe . A Short History of the Commonweal Collection. Sylvia Barlow . The Culture War Against Use Of Public Libraries. Sara Lobman . Librarians For Social Change. Richard Alexander . Counterpoise: A Brief Conversation with Charles Willett. Katina Strauch . No. 3, Spring 1996 In Cuba They’re Still Reading. John Pateman . Scientific and technical information activities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Li Rong Yip . Alternatives In Poland. Martyn Lowe . A Few Words About Akribie. Maria Kuhn-Ludewig . Kribibi. Renate Obadalek . Zines in Libraries. Billie Aul . Easy listening for the hard of hearing. Ian Trowell . No. 2, Autumn 1995 Whole Issue (PDF fomat, file size to download: 6 Mb The news that doesn’t make the news: sources for alternative current affairs reporting. Chris Atton . The Struggle For Information in South Africa. Christopher Merrett . A Star That Never Sets: the Early Years of the Morning Star Co-operative. Mary Rosser . Pittsburg Students Protest Censorship. Selva Nebbia . Festival of Rights. Paul Donovan . Some Recent Alternative Publications. A Riot to Read. No. 1, Winter 1994 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper) Whole Issue (PDF fomat, file size to download: 7 Mb) Editorial Organising an Alternative Press Display for Local Libraries. Jason McQuinn . The Struggle for Information as an Aspect of the Struggle for Liberation. Shiraz Durrani . Whatever Happened to the Rare Books? Fred Whitehead . Emerging Democracies and Freedom of Information. John Pateman . Letter from South Africa. Christopher Merrett.