“At a time when all libraries struggle to demonstrate relevance and when public libraries have shown great leadership by transforming into innovative accessible hubs for all equity-seeking groups, you have let us down.”
Meghan Murphy will be appearing at the Toronto Public Library’s Palmerston branch on October 29, despite outcries from the local trans and non-conforming community. To the disappointment of many librarians I know, multiple library associations (CFLA, CULC) have written letters in support of Vickery Bowles’ reverse-rationalized commitment to a principle of intellectual freedom over all
Part one of a two-part series about the Toronto Public Library’s decision to host Meghan Murphy in their space. This part links to some responses to the situation before presenting one of the reasons why I think Vickery Bowles has made a terrible mistake.
Wherein I commit to doing what I advocate, as a librarian, by shifting to open, online creation of academic work.
Wherein my adventures in assigning a Creative Commons licence to my Master’s thesis are captured for the benefit of others. You do not have to do the default!
Digital humanities is broad and boundless. It comes with a blessing: you’re welcome to explore and use its methods anywhere and everywhere. I’m about to give you a whirlwind overview, and then afterwards I’ll circle back and focus on things later are easy to jump in and play with.
I’ve turned a recent presentation at an AI Ethics conference into an article that suggests our current approach to privacy rights relies on a flawed, property-based model. From lessons learned while teaching privacy workshops to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals framework, this presentation covered a lot of ground.
Two Canadian privacy commissioners have found Facebook in violation of privacy laws. Facebook thinks this is fine.
Not only are Canadian political parties not subject to privacy laws, but they are also not immune to the appeal of cutting-edge digital tools for data-driven marketing and persuasion. It’s a bad mix.
On the constructive use of bullshit to bypass important conversations about data collection and data privacy.