Ethical EdTech Inaugural Edit-a-thon: April 3, 11am-2 pm

Published: March 31, 2019

Calling educators, students, technologists, designers, polemicists, and curious others! Join us in Zone A in the IS Lab from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday, April 3, to participate in Ethical EdTech’s first edit-a-thon event. Ethical EdTech is a wiki collection of “tools that value user freedom, privacy, and control, so that these norms might become more easily…

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Ethical Dilemma: Should the Library Add a Book Hitler Owned to Its Collection?

Published: January 25, 2019

When the book appeared on LAC’s radar, Kent said curators struggled with the moral implications of purchasing it. Other institutions including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum refuse to buy items owned by Nazis.Ultimately, Kent said, LAC decided to purchase the book because of the prevalence of Holocaust denial and xenophobia.”While this is certainly a creepy item, the decision to acquire it was simple,” he said. “The chance to acquire an item like this reminds us of … the role we play in ensuring the memory of the Holocaust is preserved.”

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