The Resource The Republic of Korea's public libraries : a critical examination of censorship practices, by Dorian Lange

The Republic of Korea's public libraries : a critical examination of censorship practices, by Dorian Lange

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The Republic of Korea's public libraries : a critical examination of censorship practices
Title
The Republic of Korea's public libraries
Title remainder
a critical examination of censorship practices
Statement of responsibility
by Dorian Lange
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Contributor
Author
Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Institutionally, public libraries should be dedicated to protecting and promoting intellectual freedom and thereby be fiercely critical of censorship in their institutions. Unfortunately, the Republic of Korea's (ROK's) public libraries are an exception. Despite the international directives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in their "Public Library Manifesto" and the tenets espoused in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) "Core Values" proscribing censorship in public libraries, the ROK's public libraries still restrict the inclusion of certain materials in their collections, limit access to information online via filters and staff monitoring, and restrict assemblage in their institutions' meeting rooms based on ideological purpose. This study was conducted at a ROK public library. It focused on addressing what censorship was occurring, why censorship occurred, and who was responsible for propagating and implementing the censoring practices. The findings indicate that (1) the ROK's public libraries censor various subjects - including but not limited to: sexuality (educational and otherwise), homosexuality, information about North Korea (the DPRK), violence, anti-governmental materials, and political discourse; (2) There are a myriad of reasons why censorship occurs: established ROK law requires it, local governmental entities institute their own restrictive directives upon the public libraries, individual librarian preferences dictate the exclusions, and cultural norms facilitate censorship in public libraries; (3) Adult library users are limited in their ability to participate and sustain the ROK's democracy because of the censorship in public libraries
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lange, Dorian
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2013.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • theses
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Budd, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public libraries
  • Intellectual freedom
Label
The Republic of Korea's public libraries : a critical examination of censorship practices, by Dorian Lange
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Publication
Note
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. John Budd
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 112-119)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
870970432
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 120 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870970432
Label
The Republic of Korea's public libraries : a critical examination of censorship practices, by Dorian Lange
Publication
Note
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. John Budd
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 112-119)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
870970432
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 120 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870970432

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