Information Rights WeekApril 21-27, 1997
The Canadian Library Association (CLA) has announced that April 21 -27 will be Information Rights Week in Canada.
This is the fourth annual Information Rights Week. The Week is an opportunity to increase public awareness of information policy issues, such as the information highway, privacy and access to government information.
The Canadian Library Association believes that the convergence of computers and high-speed telecommunications networks provides an increased opportunity for public access to information and participation in the democratic processes of society. Conversely, access and participation may be reduced through the imposition of user fees and monopoly control.
CLA also believes that libraries and librarians can play a leadership role within the community by ensuring that the public understands the impact of these issues. To support access at the local level, CLA's Task Force on Information Policy has developed a kit which includes a poster, sample proclamation, brochure, bibliography and programming suggestions for use in libraries.
For further information, contact:
CLA Task Force on Information Policy
Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Telephone: (604) 331-4070
Fax: (604) 331-4080
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