TitleIntellectual freedom and Libraries
Author(s)Author #1
Name: Hamid R. Darvish
Org: Cankaya University,
Country: Turkey
Email: darvish__at__hacettepe.edu.tr

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KeywordsIntellectual freedom, Libraries, Human rights
AbstractIntellectual freedom and Libraries

Hamid R. Darvish

Abstract

Introduction: Human rights declaration was set and published by United Nation in 1948. Most important part of the human right declaration is that, everyone has the right to search and receive information at any time. To this respect, libraries play significant task in disseminate information (knowledge) to each individual. According to library bill of right, Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment .
The main question of this paper is that what role does library play in light of intellectual freedom and right of information? How the right of information affected from the intellectual property right. It is argued in this paper that there is a positive association between intellectual freedom and right to access the information.
Method: To measure the state of intellectual freedom in the library the quantitative discourse analysis methodology will be employed by using the techniques of latent semantic analysis (LSA) to analyze the main question of the paper.
Analysis: Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) was patent by Landauer (et. el.) LSA uses Singular Value Decomposition to technique to draw ontological relationship between words in a corpus. LSA techniques will be used to illustrates that the link between the intellectual freedom and right to access the information. The paper will analyze following headlines: First of all there will be an investigation of issues of intellectual freedom and freedom of expression in modern age. Secondly, the rule of libraries as a focal point of freedom of speech and thought in digital age are reviewed by revising ALA (American Library Association) and IFLA/FAIFE (International Federation of Library Association). Thirdly, there will be the review of new challenges in which intellectual freedom is facing in current world. Finally, the result of the discourse analysis will be clarified.
Results: An assessment of the link between the intellectual freedom and right to access the information supports the hypothesis of the positive correlation between intellectual freedom and right to access the information. The analysis also gives us whether one ascribes to consequentiality (e.g., utilitarian) or deontological reflection, and also which side of the copyright interests are being legally strengthened, there may be ethically grounded access rights that outweigh property rights relation is to be accorded most weight.
Conclusion: The next step might be while copyright interests are being legally strengthened, there may be ethically grounded access rights that outweigh property rights.
Key terms, Intellectual freedom, Libraries, Human rights
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