Monday, February 12, 2018

Natalie Matthews-Ramo
On Wednesday, Google introduced another update to Google Drive that makes quick, collective document markup even easier. Now you can comment on Office files, PDF documents, and images in Drive’s preview pane—without even having to fully open the file in Google Drive. Slate

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Prison & Library Censorship

Several prisons were refusing to allow inmates access to the book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” by Michelle Alexander. Restricting prisoners from reading about injustices in the U.S. prison system struck many as a shocking and ironic overreach.

There is nothing more contentious for librarians than censorship. The right to read is considered a right guaranteed to all citizens. It may shock many librarians to know that prison librarians partake in the censoring process and that they are not compromising their ethical ideals.