Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SOPA/PIPA protest and Internet Archive

Tomorrow, Wednesday January 18th, several major websites are "going dark" to protest the SOPA/PIPA internet censorship bills.

Among them is the Internet Archive, which we use as hosting for our podcast mp3 files. In short, we think this means that ALI episodes will be inaccessible on January 18th 2012.

We the producers of Adventures in Library Instruction would like to take this as an opportunity to express our opposition to SOPA/PIPA! Learn more about these bills. This is important stuff.


  1. I'm curious to know how to use these current topics in library instruction about legal and ethical issues pertaining to information use and retieval. What would be a good lesson plan? How are you (or others) using this in your instruction?

  2. What an interesting question --- and that concept is certainly a component of the critical thinking skills we want our patrons/students to master.

    I know that the article, "Librarians Turn Wikipedia Blackout into a Teachable Moment", over at The Digital Shift caught a lot of eyes while the blackout was actually taking place.

    I think your question is actually a great topic to have as a discussion for an episode....