librarians’ search for neutrality a precursor to debate over Google rankings

“The idea that search engines can, or should, be neutral can be traced back to a movement of leftist librarians in the 1970s. Led by Sanford Berman, one of the first to bring social rebellion into the library, radical librarians argued that the system used to organize books was inherently biased and racist because it reflected a Western perspective.”

3 Responses to “librarians’ search for neutrality a precursor to debate over Google rankings”

  1. Dave Lull Says:

    Rory Litwin says that there’s an “Inaccuracy in Adbusters article”:

    http://libraryjuicepress.com/blog/?p=2452

  2. John Says:

    That comment by “well drilling Australia” is spam, though not terribly obvious as such.

    Down Cut Shin Creek is a nice book–and one I found, incidentally, after mentioning your “bibliomulas” post (from years ago) to a coworker.

  3. jessamyn Says:

    Thanks for that update Dave, that’s a really interesting article. And yeah John, I removed that comment.