Censorship and Intellectual Property Focusing on Library Activities

Abstract

Libraries are expected to be fully available in relation to all kinds of knowledge and information, regardless of social acceptance and the importance given to them in certain social frameworks. In many legal formulations, progressive proclamations, successful standardizations, there are still a number of limitations of civil rights and liberties, to which can sometimes contribute to libraries as well. There are numerous pitfalls in functioning of libraries that can violate intellectual freedom in all the processes. From monitoring editorial production and selection of publications, through cataloguing and proper placement of information, bibliographies and referrative newsletters, promotions of literary, artistic and scientific content, formation of reading awareness and habits, to keeping the library statistics, we will consider, throughout this paper, referencing primarily to the censorship situation in Serbia, all the problems mentioned above and we will suggest some possible solutions.

Keywords: censorship, library activities, censorship in Serbia, protection of consumer rights, censorship and bibliography.



Author Information
Aleksandra Vranes, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Paper Information
Conference: LibrAsia2013
Stream: Literature

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