September 19, 2014

News Roundup

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1. Singapore’s National Library Board Withdraws Three Books Withdrawn For Not Being Pro-Family (via Channel News Asia)

The National Library Board manages 25 public libraries and the Singapore National Archives.

Three books withdrawn:

1. And Tango Makes Three
2. The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption
3. Who’s In My Family: All About Our Families

The Straits Times has learnt that there were at least three more children’s books that were also recently banned. Written by American author Robie H. Harris, they have to do with sex education and are meant for children aged four and above.

2. FTC Files Suit Against Amazon.com For Unlawfully Billing Parents for Millions of Dollars in Children’s Unauthorized In-App Charges
||| Full full text of the complaint filed in U.S. District Court (Western Dist. of Washington) (PDF).

3. University of California-Santa Cruz Names Elizabeth Cowell New University Librarian (via Santa Cruz Sentinel)

 

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.