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'Access Means More than Abundance' by Barbara Fister
On Library Babel Fish, Barbara Fister writes, “What should ‘free to all’ look like today? Is there a way to make knowledge public without it being channeled through a handful of profit-making companies from the US and Europe? I’ve said before that if we tried to invent free publicly-supported libraries today it would seem outlandish. Yet we did, and we got started during the first Gilded Age. During this one, we should expand ‘free to all’ to shape the information systems that dominate our lives.”
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