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

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 within reach.” The edit-a-thon is an opportunity to help counter corporate-surveillance marketers by guiding others to useful, ethical, educational tools relevant to their needs and aligned with UCLA GSEIS values.


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

This is the first news article in a new series of case studies on challenges facing information professionals. The series aims to encourage discussion and learning by highlighting an issue that requires the kind of judgment and decision making gained through the Masters of Library & Information Studies curriculum at UCLA.

Hitler book maps ‘Final Solution in Canada,’ Library and Archives Canada curator says

Read the full article by CBC News

A book that once belonged to Adolf Hitler — and sheds light on the Nazis’ plans for North America had the Second World War gone the other way — is now in the collection of Library and Archives Canada (LAC). 

The book, entitled Statistik, Presse und Organisationen des Judentums in den Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada (Statistics, Press, and Organizations of Jewry in the United States and Canada), is a detailed census of Jewish populations and organizations in North American cities. “This information would have been the building blocks to rolling out the Final Solution in Canada,” said LAC curator Michael Kent.

Read more at CBC News