Potential of the Internet for Social Change in Former Soviet Countries
We know a lot (or we think that we know) about Arab spring, revolution potential of Twitter, the power of social media at all. Sometimes we can even believe that Internet's development directly connected to democracy. But social media and IT isn't a panacea for social changes. Can you imagine a country in Europe where at the same time exist an own "silicon valley" and official list of banned (prohibited) websites? Country where the quantity of cell phone users increase number landline phones and where you need to show your passport before you will be entered into the Internet - cafe? The name of this country is Belarus. Belarus went a long way from former soviet republic to country in transition and that "back to the USSR". And the Internet allows us to stay connected to the world. Of course, when access to the Internet isn't shut down.
School of Information Studies,
2025 E Newport,
Information organization, like other major functions of the information professions, faces many ethical challenges. In our literature, ethical concerns have been raised with regard to, topics such as, the role of national and international tools and standards, provision of subject access to information, deprofessionalization and outsourcing, education of professionals, and the effects of globalization. These issues and many others like them have serious implications for quality and equity in information access.
UW-Milwaukee Union Theater (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, 2nd floor)
Join CIPR for a special screening of the short documentary film "Big Brother, Big Business: The Data-Mining and Surveillance Industries" in celebration of Choose Privacy Week, Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Following the film, a panel of privacy advocates will discuss its implications.
Northwest Quadrant (NWQ) 3511
2025 E Newport
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Overcoming Barriers to Information Access (B2A) Brown Bag Presentation
Featuring: Dr. Wilhelm Peekhaus
"Seeds, Sovereignty, and Sustainability: Informing and Educating South African Subsistence Farmers”
This case study will explain how the Milwaukee Public Library came to create this unusual space, how critical decisions launching the project were made, who made them, and how the shared space and proximity to this very distinct community of families, is working for the library staff, as well as leadership and the Board of Trustees.