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ProfileI’m Ian Clark, a librarian and information professional interested in a range of professional issues both in terms of libraries and the wider information field. ‘infoism’ brings together my two chief interests: information and politics. As a result, this website contains some political commentary related to the world of information, as well as commentary on libraries and their role in society. Specifically, this blog explores issues around the digital divide, access to information, freedom of information, transparency, data protection and public libraries.

Unfortunately, in October 2013, the vast majority of posts on this site were lost due to the deletion of the associated database. What remains here are the various posts I managed to rescue via various cache services (nothing is ever really gone from the internet!). Old comments may not appear where they should (or even at all), but I plan to rectify this as soon as possible. Apologies to those of you who have linked to the various posts that have now been lost and, of course, to those who have commented on those posts.

If you want to get in touch, my contact details are below.

DISCLAIMER: All the opinions expressed on this blog are mine and mine alone and do not represent the views of any organisation I am involved in or my employer. As a simple five minute conversation with me should amply demonstrate.