Access to electronic, information, services, and networks: An interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

  title={Access to electronic, information, services, and networks: An interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights},
  author={Donna Reidy Pistolis},
Freedom of expression is an inalienable human right and the foundation for self-government. Freedom of expression encompasses the freedom of speech and the corollary right to receive information. l Libraries and librarians protect and promote these rights by selecting, producing, providing access to, identifying, retrieving, organizing, providing instruction in the use of, and preserving recorded expression regardless of the format or technology. 
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