Colleagues at an overseas branch campus of a Canadian college, Brett and Pat will share case studies of pre-publication repression of information as well as the post-publication censoring of content that occurs in the precarious work environments of overseas branch campuses of Western institutions. High-quality content is lost through repression and regular censorship makes information difficult to find, even here in Canada.
Brett and Pat will show how the internet leaves traces and provides trails of many lost articles, demonstrate how they can be found shared. Participants will be encouraged to share similar tales of censorship and how lost articles can be retrieved
This session will appeal to academic librarians and school librarians interested in overseas positions.
Learning Objectives/Outcomes (3)
1. Session participants will get hands on experience with in-depth searching techniques used to unearth censored content
2. Session participants will participate in facilitated sharing of similar censorship and how it impacts our work as librarians in Canada and at Western-style institutions overseas
3. Session participants will be made aware of specific patterns of repression and censorship within western institutions overseas at an institutional and individual level